Little Saigon Park Development

Updated: October 5, 2021

Fall 2021

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR), selected Kalina Chung as the artist for the project. She is very excited to join the team and has been working with the community on her conceptual design. To learn more visit

The design team has completed the Design Development phase and is working on permitting and construction documents. View the current (August 2021) concept plan here.

A customer survey was completed in the winter of 2019 to receive additional input and an understanding on how the neighborhood accesses Lam's Seafood because some of their parking will be impacted. A new park is being built where the parking lot is located across the street on King Street. Lam's customers and the neighborhood will be able to enjoy the new park but will no longer have parking in that area. We heard from our customers how the parking changes may impact them and what we can do to help. SPR is partnering with SDOT and OED on a neighborhood wide assessment of available on and off-street parking and the correlation between parking availability and the economic impact to businesses. Eco Northwest was contracted to complete the study. The parking study public outreach in collaboration with Friends of Little Saigon included local businesses and community members. We received feedback through stakeholder meetings, outreach materials at the Friends of Little Saigon office, and attended the Celebrate Little Saigon Event this past August.
Find the results and the next steps here:
   •   Little Saigon Parking Study
   •   Little Saigon Project Summary (English and Vietnamese)


1224 South King Street


Seattle Park District provides $1,736,438 for planning, design and construction of this site into a park.


Planning: 2018
Design: 2019 - 2021
Construction: 2022

Project Description

Seattle Parks and Recreation purchased this .27 acre site in 2013 to provide the community access to open space within high density urban areas 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.

Community Participation

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

Public Meeting and Input Opportunity 8/26/2018

Public Meeting and Open House 11/1/2018

Open House/Design Review 7/14 2019