A Park in Little Saigon
In 2011, FLS worked with the Seattle Parks & Recreation Dept. to identify and acquire property in the neighborhood for a park space (currently located between S Jackson St and S King St next to the NVC Hall).
In 2018, we kicked off the design and construction process. FLS has helped to identify Murase Associates as the design firm and established a Little Saigon Park Advisory Committee to plan and implement community engagement around the design of the future park. We have also identified potential impacts to parking during this process and hope to find short-term solutions with the City of Seattle.
In 2019, Murase finalized the park design and an artist selection panel was assembled to identify an artist for a public art piece in the park. Kalina Chung was selected to design the concept and fabrication.
Check out the art piece going into the Jackson Street entrance to the park. Click below to learn more about the inspiration behind the concept.
The Little Saigon was to be constructed in Summer of 2020, but due to COVID, the project has been delayed to late 2021/ early 2022. To learn more about the park development, visit www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/little-saigon-park-development.
Public Engagement #1: Festi-Roll 2018 – Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018
Public Engagement #2: National PARK(ing) Day – Friday, Sept. 21, 2018
Public Engagement #3: Open House – Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018
Wayfinding Signage – Streetcar Station on S Jackson St.
Translated Street Signs
Decorative Crosswalks – 12th Ave S & S Jackson St Intersection
Parklet – S Jackson St & Rainier Ave S (Pho Bac Boat)
Dong Son Heritage Drum Sign – S Jackson St & Rainier Ave S (Sup Shop)
Partners & Supporters: SCIDpda, Seattle Parks & Recreation, Seattle Department of Transportation, Seattle Office of Economic Development, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, and the National Endowment for the Arts.