14th Ave NW Park – Mithun – June 2014
Gemenskap Park (formerly 14th Ave NW Boulevard) is a culmination of over 12 years of community building by the East Ballard Community Association and the neighbors and businesses of East Ballard.
The intent of Gemenskap (Yuh-MEN-skawp) Park converts two blocks of 14th Ave NW between NW 59th and 61st from existing roadway and parking median to a linear community park green space, green infrastructure, and incorporates safety improvements for people who walk, bike and drive for 2 blocks along the east side of the street. Gemenskap Park, which means community in Swedish, builds on a Visioning process begun in 2006 (14th Ave NW Visioning Project, Carlson Architects) which seeks context‐appropriate safety improvements and green infrastructure and park‐space from Salmon Bay to NW 65th Street along 14th Ave NW.
- Create a community park and greenspace
- Address environmental concerns by converting existing stormwater treatment from piped conveyance into on‐site biofiltration
- Improve safety in the corridor for all transit users.
The EBCA Steering Committee meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 7:30-9:00 pm. Please contact Dawn Hemminger at email@example.com if you’d like to get involved.
We post periodic updates about the park on the East Ballard Community Association website.
1.14.2018 Gemenskap park tree plan
1.04.2018 Seattle Parks and Recreation will begin construction of Gemenskap park Jan 8
4.20.2017 Final Engineering Drawings for Gemenskap Park
4.19.2017 Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce post for Gemenskap Park contract bid
3.29.2016 90% SIP Engineering Drawings of the park
2.2016 Update and what should we name the park?
10.2015 14th Ave NW Park reached 90% SIP
8.2014 Parks Project Schedule – 8/2014
5.11.14 A new schedule for the 14th Ave NW park
4.12.14 Update on the 14th Ave NW Park Boulevard
Mithun presentation in preparation for 60% SIP review
Parks Project Schedule – 6/2014
Parks Project Schedule – 5/2014
Parks Project Schedule – 5/2013
Park Schematic submitted to SDOT for SIP – 5/2013
Seattle Parks Dept Website for the 14th Ave NW Park
Schematic of 14th Ave NW Park Blvd by Mithun – 3/2012
Fehr & Peers 14th Ave NW Parking Study – now including 2:30-3:30am count – 5/1 /12
Fehr & Peers 14th Ave NW Walking Audit Summary
Community Involvement Meeting – Presentation/Notes/Comments – 1/24/2012
Presentation Boards – Concept Drawings and Project History – 2/2010
Planting Partnerships on 14th & Park Blvd PowerPoint Presentation – 2/2010
Seattle Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Funds Application – 2009
Vision and Action Plan – Carlson Architects – 2006
September 2014 – EBCA Monthly Meeting Notes including update on the Park
April 2013 – Update from Parks Department
November 30, 2011 – Walking Audit on 14th Notes
June 30, 2011 – Park Blvd on 14th Ave NW Meeting Notes
February 16, 2011 – Park Blvd on 14th Ave NW Meeting Notes
January 27, 2011 – Parks and SDOT Introduction and Coordination Meeting
January 19, 2011 – Park Blvd on 14th Ave NW Meeting Notes