Parks Survey

In the summer of 2015, DSA assumed management of downtown’s Westlake Park and Occidental Square through an agreement with the City of Seattle. Our team manages and programs the parks daily with free games, music, activities for all to enjoy. We also provide colorful tables and chairs, play areas and food trucks. In addition to daily activations, we host larger seasonal events at the parks throughout the year.

Now, nine years into our parks-management agreement, Occidental and Westlake are humming urban spaces for all to enjoy. As we seek to constantly improve our efforts, we want to know what you think. Help us improve everyone’s experience by taking our brief survey.

Please respond by Jan. 2, 2024.

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To enhance downtown parks and other public spaces, DSA partners with the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation, the Alliance for Pioneer Square, Friends of the Waterfront Seattle and Seattle Parks Foundation. The dedication and commitment of great partners like these helps ensure an inviting and friendly downtown.

Alliance for Pioneer Square and Pioneer Square BIA

Friends of Waterfront Seattle



Seattle Parks Foundation

Seattle Parks & Recreation

Occidental Square and Westlake Park are managed by the Downtown Seattle Association in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation.

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Occidental Square

Westlake Park

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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