Sunset Neighborhood Park

City of Renton

Renton, WA

Sunset Neighborhood Park was developed in two phases that implemented the design of the Master Plan. HBB lead the master plan process as a collaborative effort between multiple City departments, HBB, and the community. The park integrates two, large stormwater rain garden that treats runoff from the neighborhood and one that treats runoff from the park. The park structures are contemporary and industrial in style, taking design cues from the adjacent library and buildings in the area, blending the park with its context. The columns feature up-lighting, and produce a warm glow from the wood soffits and orange siding. A centrally-located building serves as a restroom, mechanical room, and for storage. Picnic areas see heavy use by residents, who also plan family gatherings in the Gazebo. A picnic plaza adjacent to the playground and the fitness area provides a location for families to lunch. A main attraction is the 30ft tall, climbing-net pyramid and also the mist-feature that produces ‘fog’ in the central plaza. Three pergolas situated around the event lawn provide additional, shaded seating. As evidenced by its use from opening day, the park provides much-needed programmed and flexible open space in the heart of a rapidly urbanizing neighborhood.