Spruce Street Mini Park Play Area Renovation

Updated: October 7, 2021

Fall 2021

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) is partnering with Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) to commission an artist, or artist team of two, to design and install a mural art project for the Spruce Street Mini Park. The selection process included input from community members and the Project Art Planners (Damon Brown and Hasaan Kirkland), for selecting qualified artist(s) who can develop and install an artwork that reflects the history and diversity of the Central Area community and who demonstrated connection/relationship to the Central District. OAC received 19 applications and Ari Glass and Craig Cundiff were selected as the commissioned artists for the mural art. Currently the team is developing a work plan for community engagement and creation of the mural art. View six other mural collaborations by Ari and Craig here. Stay tuned for more information. 

Seattle Parks and Recreation would like to thank everyone who participated in the outreach efforts to date. If you missed any events or would like to review event videos, presentations, or survey results please see below.

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