Occidental Square

Shaded by the leafy London Plane trees of Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square District and paved with classic red brick, downtown’s Occidental Square was established in 1971. More than 40 years later, DSA is ensuring Occidental remains a vibrant place to gather or stroll through. Through an agreement with the City of Seattle, DSA manages this iconic park, along with Westlake Park in downtown’s retail core. We provide full-time security and staffing, daily activities, art installations, music, food trucks and more.


Urban Parks Art

DSA is excited to introduce Urban Parks Art, our new program showcasing artists in two of the busiest and most popular parks in downtown — Westlake Park and Occidental Square. If you would like your project featured in one of these exciting venues, we invite you to download the application and submit a proposal.

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Art Projects

Park Amenities

Children's activities

Children's activities








“It’s really nice to come here and have a picnic or just spend half your day here. I’ll read, walk around and check out the art galleries.”

“I’ve seen Seattle change quite a bit over the last couple of years and I’ve definitely seen Pioneer Square change. I like it. It feels like a fresh new start for Seattle. Even though this is in an old, vintage neighborhood it feels like a new start.”

-Kaylah Thomas, Seattle resident

Contact Info

General Park Info:

Jennifer Casillas, VP, Public Space Operations & Events


Lindsay Clarke, Senior Manager, Sponsorships

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