North Rainier Park Development

Review Status

On March 5, 2020, we reviewed the design development phase (90% design) for the North Rainier Park Development. At this meeting we approved the design development phase of the project with several recommendations. This was our final full review of the project.

Project Description

The project is one of 14 landbanked sites acquired by Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) to provide addition open space in neighborhoods throughout the city.  The project site is roughly 1 acre in size and is located along S. Charlestown St. between 34th Ave S and 35th Ave S. The park was originally proposed to be built on one parcel located at the corner of S. Charlestown St. and 35th Ave S.  SPR had the opportunity to purchase 5 additional parcels in order to expand the original park design.  The current construction budget is $1.28 million with additional funding from Kaiser Permanente to provide adult exercise equipment.  Proposed park amenities include an open lawn, gathering space, active play area, and street improvements.

March 5, 2020

November 21, 2019

September 21, 2017

Seattle Design Commission

Address: 600 4th Avenue, 5th Floor, Seattle, WA, 98124
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 94788, Seattle, WA, 98124-7088
Phone: (206) 684-0435

The Seattle Design Commission advises the Mayor, City Council, and City departments on the design of capital improvements and other projects and policies that shape Seattle's public realm.