700 S Lane St.
Seattle, WA USA


International Children's Park Improvements

It is clear from the public meetings that children should be the top priority of the project: the park is named after children, and there is an increasing population of children in the neighborhood.

The renovation will improve visibility and provide opportunities for additional play elements, and greater multigenerational uses. The updated park design stretches the utilizable park space, creating a larger lawn and play area. A loop walk links activities along the path.

The Dragon sculpture created for the original park by Gerard Tsutakawa, will be relocated within the park. Artist Stuart Nakamura is creating art elements to respond to the multigenerational context.

In 2007, The Friends of International Children's Park partnered with the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington and the Wilderness Inner-city Leadership Development (WILD) program to initiate the design process. The park is receiving funds from the Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) and the 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy. The project is being reviewed by the International Special Review District.