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.
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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
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.
- Liquor (open or closed container)
- 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