Public Space Projects

Seventh and Westlake Crosswalk

Traffic around downtown’s Westlake and Seventh avenues reflects the neighborhood’s rapid development. At any given time of day, the intersection is filled with pedestrians, bikes and cars all trying to navigate around five crosswalks. To improve mobility, facilitate ongoing growth and spruce up the public realm, DSA joined with local businesses, the City of Seattle and a local artist to transform the crossing into a fun, vibrant juncture using color and artistry in spring 2017. Once complete, Seventh and Westlake quickly became more attractive and much easier to traverse. Artist Will Schlough was chosen for his experience with public art and ability to transform humdrum spaces into memorable spaces.

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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