Dr. Jose Rizal Park Renovation

Updated: May 25, 2023

Spring 2023

The goal of this project is to design park improvements through grassroots community engagement efforts with careful consideration for contextual and cultural factors. Seattle Parks and Recreation recognizes the need to increase public participation in the design of public spaces in the City of Seattle by soliciting, supporting, and empowering community ideas.  Elevate is our initiative in response to this need.  

Elevate is Seattle Parks and Recreations initiative to elevate, diversify, and widen the platform of opportunity for everyone. It aims to strengthen the connection between park design and the community it serves, by rewarding vision and purpose, and by providing support throughout the creation for new and vital parks designs.

There were three main steps to move ideas forward and participate in the new Elevate initiative for Dr. Jose Rizal Park design project. The second step is complete as we have selected Eric Alipio as the Design Partner. Part 3 involves hiring a consultant for design development and construction documents along with community outreach events.

Part 1: Statement of Interest and Shortlist

Part 1 - Questions and Answers: (Amharic; Chinese Traditional; English; Japanese; Korean; Spanish; Tagalog; Vietnamese)

Appendix 2 - UW Research

Part 1 is complete.

Part 2: Design Brief, Interview, and Selection

Part 2 - Questions and Answers

Part 2 is complete. Final Announcement

Part 3: Hiring of Consultant for Design Development and Construction Documents

  • Timeline/Deadline for Part 3: Summer 2023


Jose Rizal Park (Dr.), 1007 12th Ave S, 98144


A total of $1,325,000 has been secured for this project. Seattle Parks and Recreation is working to secure additional funding and grants as needed.


Planning and Community Engagement: Fall 2022 - Fall 2023
Design and Permitting: 2024
Construction: 2025

Project Description

Park improvements including renovation and/or reconfiguration of existing park assets.

Community Participation

Community Participation began with the launch of the Elevate initiative in October 2022. In May 2023 we announced the finalist for the “Design Partner.” Please watch this page for further opportunities to participate in the public process in 2023.

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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