Westcrest reservoir park: City starts looking for designers

(Westcrest Reservoir construction photo from last spring)
As work continues on the West Seattle (Westcrest) Reservoir lid, the city is taking another step toward construction of the park atop it. A published notice indicates the Parks Department is now seeking letters of interest and statements of qualifications from landscape architects (deadline 10/26). The notice says construction is set to start in early 2011, and includes:

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The vision for this site is to create an innovative park addition adjacent to Westcrest Park that can accommodate a variety of park features and recreational uses, while seamlessly integrating the reservoir lid with the surrounding park. The project area is approximately 20 acres.

Park funding is coming from the Parks and Green Spaces Levy approved by voters last year. Highland Park Action Committee has been working to stay closely involved with the park-development process, including discussion during its Westcrest “mini-summit” in June (WSB coverage here).

3 Replies to "Westcrest reservoir park: City starts looking for designers"

  • d October 12, 2009 (11:27 am)

    Woo Hoo!

    OK, some one told me to dream big for this beautiful park and all of the potential multipurpose uses. The views from this part of the park are panoramic, looking east and north. Certainly fun to imagine how something like this could look, integrated with other uses:


    Why not think large, indeed!

  • Sage October 12, 2009 (4:23 pm)

    Hopefully this park design includes something nicer than the 8 foot high barbed wire fences planned for the Myrtle Reservoir park.

  • coolmama October 12, 2009 (4:26 pm)

    Oh wow, I never had a clue what they were doing there. Saw it every time we went to the dog park and are relatively new to the ‘hood. Very cool!

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