48th and Charlestown Landbanked Site Park Development

Updated: March 26, 2024

Spring 2024

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is excited to get back to work on the 48th and Charlestown Landbanked Site Park Development after it was paused during the pandemic. SPR is currently working on renewing Osborn Consulting’s contract to complete the Bid Documents and SDOT Street Improvement Permit. A few refinements to the construction document's electrical design are the last remaining coordination items needed to complete the set for final technical review. SPR anticipates a Bid Opening in late 2024 and construction to run through the end of 2024, with completion in mid 2025. We look forward to bringing the Community’s ideas and vision synthesized during the early design stages of this project to life! 

Seattle Parks and Recreation and Osborn Consulting worked with the community on the design for the new park, which will provide a "neighborhood green" for people of all ages to meet, eat, play, and celebrate. The design includes an oval lawn surrounded by a loop path with arching seat walls, imaginative and active play for young children, picnic areas, and a small stage. Native and drought-tolerant plants will express the natural history of this area, and trees will frame the park and provide shade.


4801 SW Charlestown St. Seattle, WA 98116   


The Seattle Park District provides $1,273,388.00 for the planning, design and construction of this site into a park. 

The site was purchased in 2014 using King County Conservation Futures funding. This funding requires that use is restricted to low impact, passive recreation and impervious surfacing shall be limited to 15% or less.   


Planning: 2018-2019
Design: 2019-2024
Bidding: Late 2024
Construction: Through 2024
Complete: Mid 2025

Project Description

Seattle Parks and Recreation purchased this .33 acres in 2014 to provide the community access to open space within identified gaps across the city. The Seattle Park District funds the development of this parcel into a park. Seattle Parks and Recreation will work with the community to develop a design for the park. This parcel will not be accessible during construction.

Community Participation

Thank you to everyone participating in the public process as we work together to design your new park space. Please view the previous meeting materials below.

Public Meeting/Open House 2/24/2019

Public Meeting April 30, 2019

Public Meeting/Input Opportunity 7/9/2019

Parks and Recreation

AP Diaz, Superintendent
Mailing Address: 100 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109
Phone: (206) 684-4075
Fax: (206) 615-1813

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