Art Projects

Neon Cranes

Neon cranes in Westlake Park

The “Neon Cranes” art installation lit up Westlake Park’s tree canopy from September to December 2016, representing the change and growth of Seattle’s skyline. Glowing, multicolored lines suspended in midair evoked the mast and jib from commercial construction tower cranes, while the angled booms extended up into tree branches overlooking the park. Beyond growth, the cranes were intended to describe Seattle’s intersecting ideals, including contrasts between arts and technology, construction and nature, and public spaces and private development.

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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