Lower Kinnear Park
Kinnear Park is a city of Seattle designated landmark in the Queen Anne neighborhood. It is Seattle\’s first planted park, acquired in 1887. The park’s significance lies in its large trees, listed as state and city champions. The master planning process for lower Kinnear Park was led by the Friends of Lower Kinnear Park (FOLKpark), and included extensive public process and design led by HBB. The extensive review process included the Seattle Parks Dept., Seattle Landmarks Board, Friends of Olmstead Park, Uptown Alliance, Queen Ann Historical Society, Cascade Bicycle Club, Audubon Society, and COLA (Citizens for Off-Leash Areas). After adoption of the plan by Seattle Parks, HBB developed construction documents for phase 1 improvements including restored trails, a renovated tennis court, a new off leash dog area and accessible open space overlooking Elliott Bay.