Westlake & Lenora Park Development (Urban Triangle Park)

Updated: April 28, 2022

Spring 2022

The park is substantially complete. We are working on the final review for the custom play structure that references historical structures in this neighborhood. Once it passes final review it will fabricated off-site and installed as soon as possible.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the ribbon cutting celebration! You can view several photos from the event here.

Visit our new park and enjoy the new park and public art.  The public art, Escape Destinations, displays names of fictional places found in literature, film, television, comics, and games, from the eighth century BC to 2019. Places from works made for children and others from works made for adults. Place names change every day, some instantly recognizable, others may inspire search and discovery.

This park has recently been officially named Urban Triangle Park. Seattle Parks and Recreation awarded the construction contract to MidMountain Contractors and construction of this new South Lake Union park began in January 2019. In 2014 we allocated funding to complete the design phase to ensure a seamless and coordinated design with the adjacent properties. Through the design process we created an updated design which allowed the park to be coordinated with the adjacent neighborhood development and become a seamless benefit to our urban environment. The design includes an open lawn, new central play structure, seating edge, lighting, ADA access, places for vendors, landscaping, and other park elements.


Urban Triangle Park, 2100 Westlake Avenue, 98121


Funding for planning and schematic design is provided through city public benefit funds from a nearby street vacation project in the amount of $150,000.
Seattle Park District provides $2,450,000 for design and construction.


Planning: Through May 2014
Design: May 2014 through August 2018
Construction: Early 2019 - Late Summer 2019

Project Description

This project redevelops the previous Enterprise Car Rental site into park land that will serve the downtown businesses and residences. In 2008, SPR purchased the 8,722 square foot property at 2100 Westlake Avenue for a new neighborhood park in the Denny Triangle Urban Center Village. It may include lighting, seating, landscaping, ADA access, places for vendors, and other park elements. It will be designed to have a seamless transition between the park and the adjacent tower development. Collaboration, on grading; circulation; materials, between the Parks Department team and the tower design team for areas within the alley which is being vacated, will occur at the schematic design stage.


Spring/Summer 2014

Seattle Parks is starting the design process for a new park in the Denny Triangle Urban Village Center. In April, 2014, $150,000 was allocated to start the design process for a new park at Westlake and Lenora. This is a land banked site being held in its current condition until funds become available for development.

An alley exists between the park property and the adjacent tower development site. Parks is working with the adjacent developer to vacate the alley and bring mutual benefit to both parties. The adjacent development is currently being designed, so it's important for the design of the park to begin. We're excited to have Site Workshop, a local landscape architecture firm, lead the park design.

In order to ensure a seamless and coordinated design where the two properties meet, the park will be envisioned to a schematic level with special attention to grades and access within the alley. This will allow all parties to move forward informed and lay the groundwork for future park development.


On December 31, 2008 Seattle Parks purchased the 8,722 square foot property at 2100 Westlake Avenue for a new neighborhood park in the Denny Triangle Urban Center Village. King County approved $900,000 to $1 million in matching funds through the Conservation Futures Tax towards this acquisition.

Community Participation

Early Site Plan Design

Westlake Lenora Design Update 12/2017

Download the celebration event poster 9/4/2019

Public Meeting #1  5/20/2014

Public Meeting #2  6/17/2014

Parks and Recreation

AP Diaz, Superintendent
Mailing Address: 100 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109
Phone: (206) 684-4075
Fax: (206) 615-1813

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