Help design Broadway Hill Park

The community group helping to organize the design process around Capitol Hill’s next public green space wants you to know about a meeting Monday night that will be the first of two sessions to provide feedback in the design development phase of the Broadway Hill Park project. Here’s your chance to design your own Capitol Hill park:


The space formerly known as “FedRep Park”, at the corner of Federal Ave E and E Republican St, now officially Broadway Hill Park, is hosting the first of two public meetings on Monday night to gather community input for design development. We are now in phase 2 of designing the new park with the landscape architecture firm that will be facilitating the meeting, which involves focusing on details of the design that was roughly laid out through a series of community meetings last summer. Current topics include materials, art elements, children’s elements and play, natural features, the community garden, and more. Everyone is encouraged to attend and help shape the new park into a public space that will really benefit the neighborhood. After the last meeting in April, the design will be finished and we will seek funding for construction.
Monday, February 27th 7pm
Lowell School (1058 E Mercer St) 
The next and final meeting will be on April 29th at 2pm at the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
The community group volunteering to help create this new park meets at the Capitol Hill library at 6:30pm on the second monday of each month. New members welcome. Also connect with the group on Facebook (Park Space), Twitter (@FedRepPark), and by joining our listserve.


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8 thoughts on “Help design Broadway Hill Park

  1. Wait?….Where is the totally rad skate dot and the monster fence for everyone to look at?! Without that I won’t be going to this park. Fail.

  2. I asked about that way back when. Parks said the area around Federal/Republican didn’t meet the criteria for a dot given the close proximity of the park to residential structures. At Summit Slope, there is more distance between the park and residential buildings and the parcel is bounded by streets and an alley on three sides. Here is a good way for you to keep track of dot activity in Seattle

  3. I really enjoy walking past the Seven Hills park and seeing people out grilling and eating outdoors. I think I see something that says BBQ, but can’t see any grill areas in this proposal. Are there grilling areas planned?

    And people may hate me, but I think we’re crowding these small parks by trying to incorporate p-patches or community gardens into each an every one. While I support p-patches, I don’t think they belong in each and every new park.

  4. I agree that a P-patch should not be a part of this park…it would require too much of the park space to be successful, and there already is one just 2-3 blocks away, on E Thomas St.

  5. Thank god there will be no skate dot in this park. It would be a setup for lots of problems and complaints from surrounding neighbors, who are used to peace and quiet in their completely residential area. Before too long, there will be redevelopment at the property to the immediate east of the park, and that will bring even more neighbors who would be adversely affected by noisy skating.

  6. I agree too about the need for a p-patch here, but I wonder if Parks is adding p-patches to all the parks as a way of ensuring that a group of active users constantly oversees the parks. The proposed p-patch for this park takes up the back corner against the wall, probably the most vulnerable area for safety and and illegal activity. Not a foolproof plan, but probably the best option given the cuts the Parks department faces. In 2010 they lost 10% of their budget, and 2011 they lost 4%.

    7 Hills park is the closest one to my apartment, and I agree that it’s great to see people using the bbq grills. That park turned out very well. I hope FedRep becomes a similar gem.