Spruce Street Mini Park Play Area Renovation

Updated: July 8, 2021

Summer 2021

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) in partnership with the Office of Arts & Culture (OAC) are collaborating with the community on public art to be included in this play area renovation project. OAC hired artists Hasaan Kirkland and Damon Brown to work with the community to decide what type of artwork would best reflect the neighborhood. They led the January 16th virtual presentation, discussing possibilities for the inclusion of a public art project in the renovation of the Spruce Street Mini Park Play Area. Hasaan and Damon presented community feedback received through SPR's online survey and recommendations for artwork locations and themes.

Artist(s) Update
In early 2021 OAC issued a call for artists and held a May 1 virtual workshop to aid first time applicants, share more information about the Spruce Street Mini Park Artwork Project, and review steps of the Submittable application process. The submittal deadline was June 3. The Office of Arts and Culture is now in the process of reviewing the applications and interviewing the finalists who submitted for the art call. We should have artist(s) on board in August.

Seattle Parks and Recreation would like to thank everyone who participated in the outreach efforts to date. If you missed the Open House you may view it here. The video will help the viewer to learn about the project, meet the design team, and review the preferred schematic design and the three play equipment options for this Central District park.

The goal of this project is to renovate the existing play area space, including reconfiguration of the layout, new play equipment, ADA improvements, benches, seating options, and possible electrical upgrades.

Location

Spruce Street Mini Park, 160 21st Avenue, 98122

Budget

The Seattle Parks District provides $800,000 in funding for this project. 

Schedule

Planning: Summer 2020 - Winter 2020/2021
Design: Spring 2021 - Winter 2021/2022
Construction: Spring - Summer 2022

Project Description

Renovate the existing play area space, including reconfiguration of the layout, new play equipment, ADA improvements, benches, seating options, and possible electrical upgrades.

Portions of the park and play area will be closed to the public during construction. 

Community Participation

Survey #1 August/September 2020 - View results
Survey #2 October 2020 - View results 
Survey #3 February/March 2021 - View results

Pop Up Event October 2020

Online Art Presentation January 2021

Online Open House February 2021