Your Voice, Your Choice

Updated: April 28, 2022

Your Voice, Your Choice: Parks & Streets is a participatory budgeting initiative in which Seattle residents decide how to spend a portion of the City's budget on small-scale park and street improvements. This program is a partnership between the Department of Neighborhoods (DON), Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), and Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR).

DON leads the program, collects ideas, evaluates submittals, and hosts the voting process. Once votes are tallied, and projects awarded, SPR funds and implements the park improvement projects and SDOT funds and implements the small-scale street improvement projects.

You can learn more about DON's role on the DON Your Voice, Your Choice program webpage. SDOT's project implementation webpage will host all project updates (including SPR projects), selectable by Council District, for tracking the status of the winning projects. The status of SPR projects can also be followed from this webpage.


2019 Your Voice, Your Choice Projects
In 2019 Seattle Parks and Recreation initiated eleven projects which were part of the Your Voice, Your Choice program.

  • Beacon Hill Playfield Basketball Court - Improvements to basketball courts. Complete
  • Delridge Community Center - Install new benches next to basketball court. Complete
  • Dr. Jose Rizal Park - Staircase to be replaced connecting upper bench area to orchard. Complete
  • Hing Hay Park - Maintenance projects to include kiosk and pavilion repair, painting, and potential other improvements contingent on budget. Hing Hay Park Improvements were the most popular of all the potential projects (including SDOT projects) in the entire city voted on in 2018.
    The handrail has been installed. The kiosk has been painted and repaired, and beautiful marble stools have replaced the vandalized ones. They were installed 40 years ago and represent the friendship between the United States and Taiwan. Parks is partnering with a community group to install new electric lights in the ceiling of the pavilion. The pavilion will be repaired and painted when that work is complete. In construction
  • Judkins Park Improvements - Bench and path repair around the skatepark. Complete
  • Lincoln Park - Add benches throughout the park. Complete
  • Oxbow Park - Safety improvements including improved lighting. Complete
  • Puget Boulevard Commons Park (aka Cottage Grove Playground) - Play equipment refurbishment. Complete
    Thank you to everyone who attended the public meeting on Monday, December 2 to learn about the project and offer input.
    Here are documents from the meeting. View coverage of the meeting in this West Seattle Blog article.
    Meeting Poster 12/2/2019
    Meeting Agenda 12/2/2019
    Meeting Presentation 12/2/2019
  • Roxhill Park - Bridge repair over wetlands. Design complete, COVID-19 delays have pushed repairs to 2021.
  • Salmon Bay Park Benches - Add benches to west side of park. Complete
  • Seward Park - Trail and ADA improvementsComplete

Previous Your Voice, Your Choice Projects

  • Cayton Corner Park - Added new sidewalk for tree protection. Complete
  • Judkins Park Dearborn Entrance Project - Restore and enhance entry to park. Complete