Park Promenade + Bike Path + Restroom
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The park promenade will be the core of the new waterfront — providing a new linear park from Pioneer Square to the Seattle Aquarium and improving access to Colman Dock and all the activities on the waterfront. The promenade will join the Overlook Walk on the north end and the rebuilt Railroad Way on the south end, providing access to the historic Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square neighborhoods.
A new two-way bike path will serve commuters, visitors and families. The bike path will have raised buffers on both sides to separate people biking from people walking and driving, and it will include accessible traffic signals at pedestrian crossings to ensure a safe experience for all. People riding bikes on the existing Elliott Bay Trail near the Olympic Sculpture Park can join the waterfront bike path at Bell St, continuing down to join the existing Elliott Bay trail at S King St.
- Connections to park spaces, restaurants, stores and the Aquarium
- New scenery and seating
- Accessible boardwalks featuring native plants
- Swings and other play structures
- Permanent art installations by Shaun Peterson, Oscar Tuazon and Buster Simpson
All Gender Restroom
We are designing a new all-gender public restroom that will be staffed when open to ensure safety and cleanliness. It will be located on the promenade, across from Pier 58, in a central location along the Waterfront. The restroom is being designed with several key goals in mind. These include making it a welcoming, safe and clean facility for users of all ages and abilities, expressing the unique character of the waterfront, and reflecting the historic and cultural background of the site.
There will be multi-purpose stalls that are larger than usual ADA stalls to support families and those with disabilities. There will be some transparency to the outside, making the space feel airy and open. This project is anticipated to reach final design in late 2022.
A new permanent installation called Family, by local artist and Puyallup tribe member Shaun Peterson, will greet visitors on the promenade near Pier 58.
Between Spring and Columbia streets, there will be a new permanent installation by local artist Oscar Tuazon. Tuazon was born in Indianola, WA, and he first learned sculpture from Suquamish carvers Larry Ahvakana and Ed Carriere.
Internationally recognized artist Buster Simpson, in collaboration with the designers of the Seawall Project and the promenade, will create a permanently-sited public artwork located at the southern end of the promenade.
- Seattle Design Commission, Restroom 60% Design – December 2, 2021 [PDF, 18 MB]
- Seattle Design Commission, Restroom 30% Design – May 20, 2021 [PDF, 10 MB]
- Design Commission, 90% Main Corridor Design – Places – December 8, 2017 [PDF, 23.1 MB]
- Design Commission, 90% Main Corridor Design – Continuous Elements – December 7, 2017 [PDF, 28.9 MB]