Bitter Lake Reservoir Park

Updated: February 2, 2024

Early 2024

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our first Open House on October 26! We are currently gearing up for our next round of engagement and are collecting feedback from the community now through Monday, February 26. Please visit our online open house to view the latest designs and share your thoughts online.

SPU, SPR, and ARTS are hosting in-person events in February 2024 in the Bitter Lake neighborhood to share the latest project updates and reconnect with community members. We hope to see you there!

  • Saturday, February 3 | 9 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. | North Helpline Food Bank (13000 Linden Ave N)
  • Monday, February 5 | 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Asian Family Market (13200 Aurora Ave N, Suite A)
  • Sunday, February 11 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Bitter Lake Community Center’s Pancake Breakfast (13035 Linden Ave N)
  • Sunday, February 11 | 12 – 1 p.m. | Seattle Public Library Broadview Branch Connection Café (12755 Greenwood Ave N)
  • Saturday, February 17 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Bitter Lake Reservoir Park (14201 Linden Ave N)

This is a One Seattle effort to provide northwest Seattle with open space with public art and a new reservoir. Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is building a new drinking water reservoir. This new 21-million-gallon reservoir will replace the existing reservoir that is reaching the end of its service life. The new reservoir will be partially buried and contain the same amount of water as the existing one but with a smaller footprint. This creates more than six acres of new open space after the reservoir construction is complete in 2028-2029.


Bitter Lake Park Reservoir Open Space; 14201 Linden Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133


$200,000 (2020), $600,000 (2025), $500,000 (2027), $500,000 (2028)


Planning: 2023 -2024
Design Development: 2025-2027
Permitting & Bidding: 2027-2028
Construction: 2029-2030

Project Description

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is replacing the existing reservoir with a concrete tank that makes space for Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) to expand the park for the community. SPR is leading the park and open space design in coordination with SPU, the Office of Arts and Culture, and the Department of Neighborhoods. This project will incorporate elements of the existing park together with new recreation amenities, public art and a potential expansion of the P-Patch for the Bitter Lake neighborhood. We look forward to hearing your ideas!

Community Participation

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our first Open House on October 26!

Open House - 10/26/23

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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