Art Projects

Communal Table

From Brussels, to Miao to California to Seattle, new bonds form when friends and neighbors come together at banquet tables. In fact, there’s a growing body of research that highlights both the social and health benefits of communal eating.  To this end, DSA and Jim Nicholls of the University of Washington built and installed four sturdy, long community tables in Westlake Park and Occidental Square – areas for downtown workers, visitors and residents to pull up a chair and enjoy a meal. Timber from local fir was stained in a tapestry of colors to reflect the diversity of downtown, and the tables sparked new interactions and neighborhood connections. So grab your lunch and head to the parks. You never know who might be sitting next to you.

 

 

Contact Info

General Park Info:

Jennifer Casillas, VP, Public Space Operations & Events
206-613-3225
parks@downtownseattle.org

Sponsorships:

Lindsay Clarke, Senior Manager, Sponsorships
206-613-3213
lindsayc@downtownseattle.org

Art and Public Space projects:

Seth Geiser, Manager, Urban Planning & Design
206-613-3916
sethg@downtownseattle.org

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