West Seattle Blog… | FOLLOW-UP: Long-planned work at Westcrest Park begins soon, city says
Another long-planned Seattle Parks the project is about to start. Here is the announcement we received late today:
Seattle Parks and Recreation awarded the construction contract for the Westcrest Park Off-Leash Area Drainage Improvement Project to OMA Construction Inc. The contractor will mobilize and install construction fencing the week of October 18.
The main off-leash area and the north parking lot will be completely closed during construction. In response to community feedback in 2019, SPR will construct a temporary off-leash area north of the existing site and west of the Shy Little Dogs Zone in an area that is currently a lawn. It will be put in place before the closure of the existing off-leash area for public use. The existing area for shy / small dogs will remain open. Those interested in accessing the temporary off-leash area can access it from the south parking lot.
We plan to reopen the parking lot and improve the off-leash area in the spring of 2022. After construction, the contractor will restore the temporary OLA lawn.
In recent years, the maintenance project has grown from a simple drainage improvement project to a $ 505,000 project that will deal with drainage, access and erosion. Funding is provided by the Seattle Park District Major Maintenance and Asset Management Fund. For more information, please visit seattle.gov/parks/about-us/projects/westcrest-park-drainage-improvements. If you have any questions about the project, please contact the Project Manager, Janice Liang at [email protected].
While not mentioned in the announcement or on the project page, the city told us in May that the closed play structure will be replaced as part of this project.