Art Projects

Basketball Hoops in Occidental Square

Backboard designed by Leo Shallat
Backboard designed by Leo Shallat
Backboard designed by Ten Hundred
Backboard designed by Ten Hundred
Backboard designed by Liz Ewings
Backboard designed by Liz Ewings

DSA doubled the number of public outdoor basketball hoops in downtown Seattle by placing two temporary hoops in Occidental Square, featuring backboards designed by local Seattle artists. DSA works to provide free, accessible public recreation throughout downtown, and these hoops represented a small part of that mission. Hoops were in Occidental throughout 2017 and 2018.

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Occidental Square

Westlake Park

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Contact Info

General Park Info:

Michael Johnson, Director of Parks & Public Spaces


Jennifer Casillas, VP, Public Realm & Ambassador Operations

Art and Public Space Projects:

Seth Geiser, Manager, Urban Planning & Design

Park Rules

The Seattle Municipal Code prohibits:

  • Placing any structure or obstruction in the park without a permit
  • Dogs or other pets that are not leashed; person with dog must carry and use equipment for removing feces.
  • Sale of merchandise without a permit
  • Amplified sound without a permit.
  • Camping
  • Liquor (open or closed container)
  • Littering
  • Skateboarding, roller-skating
  • Illegal gambling
  • Urinating or defecating

Parks Code of Conduct (enforceable under SMC 18.12.040) prohibits:

  • Depriving others of their use or enjoyment of the park
  • No smoking
  • Unattended items
  • Creating a risk of harm to any person or property
  • Obstructing pedestrian traffic; interfering with the provision of services or the use of park property
  • Disrupting Parks and Recreation activities.
  • Abusive or harassing behavior