Parks Survey

Westlake Park and Occidental Square are two focus areas of the Urban Parks Partnership between the Downtown Seattle Association, City of Seattle and other partners. In summer 2015, DSA outfitted the two parks with new furniture, games and reading areas. A full-time staff manages daily programming such as concerts, fitness classes and food truck pods, ensuring they remain vibrant spaces for everyone to enjoy.

Now, in our fifth year of involvement in the parks, Occidental and Westlake are thriving and humming with activity as they are enjoyed by the community each and every day.

Please respond by Friday, Nov 8.

Tell Us How We’re Doing

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To enhance downtown parks and other public spaces, DSA partners with the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation, the Alliance for Pioneer Square, Friends of the Waterfront Seattle and Seattle Parks Foundation. The dedication and commitment of great partners like these helps ensure an inviting and friendly downtown.

Alliance for Pioneer Square and Pioneer Square BIA

Friends of Waterfront Seattle



Seattle Parks Foundation

Seattle Parks & Recreation

Occidental Square and Westlake Park are managed by the Downtown Seattle Association in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation.

Contact Info

General Park Info:

Jennifer Casillas, VP, Public Space Operations & Events


Lindsay Clarke, Senior Manager, Sponsorships

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