Westlake Park

Westlake Park sits at the epicenter of downtown’s retail core. Since 2015, DSA has managed the park through an agreement with the City of Seattle. Guided by a vision to create a more active and welcoming space, we’ve brought in colorful furniture, games, music, food and kids activities. We’ve also hired park staff and full-time security. The result? A bustling urban gathering place that attracts workers, shoppers, visitors and kids of all ages. Live music and games in the summer — and a holiday carousel and pop-up market in the winter — create a unique downtown experience for hundreds of thousands of people each year.

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Events at Westlake Park

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





Food trucks

Food trucks




“I’m here working as an au pair. I’m supposed to be here one year, but my visa can allow me two years. I really like this park. I feel comfortable here, something that didn’t used to happen in Costa Rica. I feel secure.”

-Cindy Araya, recently moved to Seattle

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