48th and Charlestown Landbanked Site Park Development

Updated: November 27, 2023

Fall 2023

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 early 2024 and construction to run through the end of 2024, with completion in 2025. We look forward to bringing the Community’s ideas and vision synthesized during the early design stages of this project to life! Look for updates in the New Year as we solidify the Bid Opening dates.

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 the 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.

Thank you to everyone who attended the July 9 open house to learn about this park development and provide input! Meeting notes and the preferred design that was displayed are attached below in the Community Participation section.

Thanks also to everyone who came and participated in the design discussion on April 30. We appreciate all your input on the three design concepts. For those of you who were unable to attend please see concepts and meeting notes below. Thank you to those who participated in Public Meeting #1 on February 24, 2019. The input received informed the overall design of the park.


4801 SW Charlestown St. Seattle, WA 98116   


The Seattle Park District provides $1,273,388.00 for 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: Early 2024
Construction: Through 2024
Complete: Early 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

Please participate in the public process as we work together to design your new park space.

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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