City of Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation

Seattle Downtown Parks & Public Spaces Task Force Report: Downtown Parks Renaissance, a Strategy to Revitalize Seattle’s Public Spaces

BERK provided research, analysis, and facilitation support to a Task Force charged by Seattle’s Mayor with developing management and funding strategies to reinvigorate the City’s downtown parks. We designed a stakeholder outreach program and researched models of best practices in other major U.S. cities.

The Final Report contains strategies to activate and significantly improve public usage of downtown parks and open spaces, many of which are hidden treasures.