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A New Public Park for a Local Community

Lake City Park

A new park designed with the features most-desired by the community it serves.

This new park will provide a wide range of activities and green space in the heavily urbanized neighborhood of Lake City, in Seattle’s northeast.

Our team provided a platform for the community to weigh in on what features they most desired in their park, and then assembled these program elements into a cohesive design celebrating play, recreation, urban agriculture, relaxation, art, and supporting the enjoyment of the outdoors. Seattle Parks and Recreation’s goals for the property included creating a park in an under-served community, providing diverse programming, and supporting art and culture. With funding from the 1% For The Arts program, the park will feature sculptural work by artist Elizabeth R. Gahan.

We really enjoyed the community outreach events behind the design of this new civic space, and collaborating with the artist added a level of richness to the community engagement and design processes. We are thrilled that we’ve been able to pack so many of the desired features into the small area, and expect that the park will be busy and loved when it finally opens!

B&V Project Team
Zack Thomas, PLA, LEED AP NDProject Lead
Leslie Batten, PLA, LEED Green AssociateSite Design Team

Notes & Credits
Learn about this project from Seattle Parks and Recreation.
Civil engineering by Sitewise Design.
Structural engineering by Swenson Say Faget.
Sculpture by Elizabeth R. Gahan.

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