Open House: Shape Freeway Park’s Future!

Big improvements are coming to Freeway Park, Seattle’s first freeway lid and Downtown’s largest park. Your input will help the Seattle Parks & Recreation design team prioritize improvements and restore the park to its original beauty and design intent.

Visit the open house at this link anytime between now and August 5:

You can also read more about the project at The Urbanist, the project website, and review the public presentation from October (PDF). These preliminary concepts have been informed by earlier feedback from the public, the Seattle Design Commission, and targeted outreach to people who use Freeway Park, including people experiencing homelessness.

This project is funded by a $10 million grant from the Washington State Convention Center Addition. From 2017 to 2018, Lid I-5 helped advocate for this funding with a broad coalition of transportation, parks, and affordable housing leaders. Part of the funding will go to the highly-acclaimed Freeway Park Association in support of family-friendly programming and events.

We are championing this project because we believe Seattle must continue investing in accessible and quality parks for all. This is particularly important in our most dense and fastest-growing urban neighborhoods that lack adequate open space. The Lid I-5 project is building on the legacy of Freeway Park with a grassroots vision for more park space, mobility connections, and community development in our Center City.

Steering Committee member Scott Bonjukian participates on the Freeway Park Capitol Improvements Advisory Group.

Proposed improvements to Seneca Plaza include restoring safe access to the fountains, a new concierge building, and refreshed plantings. See the online open house for more details and to provide feedback.