jack block park | port of Seattle
The Port of Seattle’s Jack Block Park provides a landscaped pedestrian/bicycle path around the perimeter of the Terminal 5 site, and introduces new public access to the industrial south shore of Elliot Bay. The project includes a view tower, park entry structures, information kiosks, and two comfort stations. The project presented a design challenge, due to environmental concerns of the site being predominately over an old city landfill and former wood treatment plant.
Information kiosks at one end of the pedestrian path and at the public plaza were designed around the reuse of the timber from the wood treatment plant’s gantry crane. Metal roof forms were added to create a location for a historic interpretive display. The project includes a view tower, park entry structures, information kiosks and two comfort stations. The elevated deck of the view tower offers views to the shipyards and Seattle skyline, while the cantilevered structure gives the park user the sense of being out over the water.