Fritz Hedges Waterway Park

Fritz Hedges Waterway Park is Seattle’s newest waterfront park. Our design transformed a formerly degraded industrial site on the Portage Bay waterfront into one that includes a salmon-friendly shoreline, celebrates the site’s rich cultural history, and reconnects the University District to the water. The park is an iconic open space at the base of the University of Washington campus, and offers a range of experiences within a compact area, providing places for social gatherings, informal play and recreation, light watercraft access, and contemplation. A meadow features a mix of native and climate-adapted grasses along with wildflowers once cultivated in the area, and timbers from the site’s old mill building were reused in unique features throughout the park.

Client
City of Seattle, WA
Location
Seattle, WA
Completed
2021
Collaborators
Maul Foster Alongi
BOLA Architecture + Planning
Osborn Consulting
KPFF Consulting Engineers
Grette Associates
Schemata Workshop
Tres West Engineers
Dark Light Design
Merit Engineering
Design Two Four / Two Six
Aqua Terra