The Friends of Smith Cove Park are pleased to announce that our Selection Committee has chosen a landscape architect and urban design firm to develop a conceptual park plan for Smith Cove Park. Jason Henry and Todd Bronk of the Berger Partnership will lead the design team.
The park development will occur on lower Smith Cove Park which consists of two similarly-sized parcels, separated by 23rd Avenue West, equal to approximately 12 acres total. (Upper Smith Cove Park, the Ursula Judkins Viewpoint is not part of this project.) These lower parcels are east of the Elliott Bay Marina, south of the Magnolia Bridge and west of the Port of Seattle’s T-91 Cruise Terminal.
The resulting conceptual park plan will reflect the community’s desire to have an engaging, activated waterfront park that is a resource for the nearby neighborhoods and the city of Seattle. Community members, the Friends of Smith Cove Park and the Berger Partnership will work together to develop a vision for this underutilized waterfront space.
The process will build community involvement and commitment as well as produce a conceptual plan for further park development. Anyone wishing to comment or participate may register at www.SeattleSmithCovePark.org to receive updates about the process and public meetings.
This conceptual park plan project is funded by the grant awarded to the Friends of Smith Cove Park from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods 2014 Small and Simple Matching Fund. In 2016, the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department will commence the final planning and development of the Smith Cove Park site under Seattle Parks District funding approved by the Seattle voters in August of 2014. This project will also fulfill the 2013 commitment of the Port of Seattle, City of Seattle and King County in setting aside this land for a waterfront park.