Pardon the cliché, but we really do think good things come in small packages. Like the community parks created thru the Pavement to Parks program for instance. Since 2015 we’ve created eleven little parks, helping bring neighbors together and provide outdoor space for people of all ages to play.
People love the heck out of our city and are moving here at the rate of 1,000 newbies a week! As Seattle grows denser, the need for vibrant public space becomes more important than ever. Pavement to Parks helps to solve that need by establishing community-driven gathering spaces from underutilized street space.
The newest park, in Little Saigon, opened in September. Designed by the community, it features images from Vietnamese folklore and provides the perfect place to enjoy lunch from one of the neighboring restaurants.
Shall we play a game? You may also recognize this one on Capitol Hill on Summit Avenue E:
Two more parks are scheduled to be added soon, in Lake City and Downtown Seattle. Use this map to see all the Pavement to Parks locations. We challenge you to visit them all!