Victor Steinbrueck Park

Updated: August 18, 2022

Summer 2022

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is happy to announce that the bids for construction opened on May 25. We estimate that construction will start in late fall 2022, and last through summer 2023.

Renovations include complete removal of park features to allow for the replacement of waterproofing membrane over the parking garage. New improvements to the park design include public safety design elements, seating, circulation, lighting, and inclusion of Coast Salish map, text, and patterns in features of the park. 

We received the Certificate of Approval from the Pike Place Market Historic Commission for the proposed improvements in September 2019. See the presentation with the design, site features and furnishings.


Victor Steinbrueck Park, 2001 Western Ave (North end of Pike Place Market)


The Parks and Green Spaces Levy allocates $1.6 million dollars to this project.
Plus, additional funding from City budget to replace membrane.


Planning: Fall 2015 – Winter 2015/2016
Design: 2016 – Winter 2021/2022
Construction: Fall 2022 - Summer 2023

Project Description

As included in the Parks and Green Spaces Levy language improvements to the park will include improvements to public safety including but not limited to improving sight lines into the park, renovating seating, renovating the former children's play area, improving and expanding lighting, and upgrading landscaping subject to the following:

  1. The Council determines whether the project is needed after it has evaluated how well the removal of the automated public toilet, installation and operations of surveillance cameras, and increased policing address public safety issues in and around the Park.
  2. If Council determines the project should proceed, the Department of Parks and Recreation will conduct a project design process with broad public outreach and submit a project design to the Council for its review and approval prior to appropriation of levy funds for construction.

Community Participation