Public Space Projects

Pike Street Hill Climb

The Pike Street Hill Climb attracts a continuous flow of locals and tourists traveling between Seattle’s historic waterfront and Pike Place Market. Decades of constant foot traffic was beginning to take its toll, so in partnership with Friends of Waterfront Seattle, the City of Seattle Office of the Waterfront, the Seattle Design Festival, Space City, and DLR Group, DSA has created a plan to make this public space more inviting and more usable. Revitalization is already underway, beginning a deep clean, a colorful mural new mural and improved lighting. Additional landscaping and art installations will eventually weave together a climb as vibrant as the two locations it connects.

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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