Marra-Desimone Park

Updated: January 22, 2024

Early 2024

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first public meeting on December 7. 

Please review the project meeting presentation and the meeting summary/survey results to learn more about the community input on the park. 

This meeting was the first part of the planning and initial design work for phase two of park improvements on the play area. This phase will address community/park needs and add additional amenities as outlined in the Long Range Development Plan.

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) completed phase one of improvements at Marra-Desimone Park and the park is now open. Phase one of development was shaped by budget and community priorities which included accessible pathways, walking loops, a central open green area, benches, picnic tables, drainage improvements, a paved parking lot with ADA parking, a new irrigation system with solar-powered control system, and 80+ trees and grass plantings.

As part of the Marra-Desimone Park improvement project, SPR collaborated with SDOT on street accessibility improvements on South 7th Street and Director Avenue South.

Onsite Project Sign Versions:

Location

Marra-Desimone Park, 9026 4th Avenue South, 98108

Budget

The budget for the project is $1,500,000 for planning, design, and construction.

Schedule

Planning: 2023
Design & Permitting/Bidding: 2024 - 2025
Construction: 2025

Project Description

This project will further develop the park, which includes Marra Farm, Seattle's largest site for urban gardening, in accordance with the Long Range Development Plan.

Community Participation

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first public meeting on December 7. 

This meeting was the first part of the planning and initial design work for phase two of park improvements on the play area. This phase will address community/park needs and add additional amenities as outlined in the Long Range Development Plan. Please review the materials below for additional project information.

Public Meeting #1 - December 7, 2023

Parks and Recreation

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

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