We are redesigning Pier 58

Welcome to the Pier 58 design project online open house. We are redesigning Pier 58 to create a public park and improve access, safety and flexibility of the pier, while offering expansive views of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains. The new pier park is designed especially with families and young children in mind, with a playground, spaces to relax and a public plaza that will be programmed by Friends of the Waterfront.

At this online open house, you can:

  • Learn about the 60% design of Pier 58
  • Provide feedback on the playground, restroom and overall pier design

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Pier overview

Pier overview

Elements of the new pier

  • An elevated seating area and lawn for relaxing and enjoying scenic views.
  • A viewing area that provides large, open views to the Bay and the Olympic Mountains.
  • The Fitzgerald Fountain will be restored and integrated into the new pier.
  • A plaza and event space that can be used for seasonal activities such as concerts, outdoor movies and other pop-up events.
  • A play area for kids and families. The concept for this element is still under development.
  • A restroom and concierge space adjacent to the promenade to serve visitors and families and to provide information on current programming.

Video: 60% design overview

Accessible PDF [2.4 MB]


We want to hear from you!

We welcome your comments and feedback on the playground, the restroom and the overall pier design. Do not feel obligated to provide feedback on all of these elements, you can pick and choose what is most important to you!

Provide your input on:
Playground  Public restroom  Special events  Overall pier design

Provide your feedback on the playground design!

Waterfront Seattle - Pier 58 Playground - 047-026-000

We are in the early stages of designing a new 5,000 sq ft playground (that’s about the size of a basketball court!) for children and families. We’ve developed a kid-friendly survey and encourage children of all ages and abilities to participate to help inform the concept design. Parents and guardians, we want to hear from you too!

Provide your feedback on the playground concept design!


We are exploring different themes to develop the playground concept around and have provided some examples of how a theme can translate into a playground. These images are for reference only, concepts have not yet been developed.

Piles and a playground that uses piles as playground elements
a beach with children crawling inside a stump
jellyfish and a playground with architectural elements that look like jellyfish
other themes

Play types

What images inspire you the most? Please click on as many of the photos as you like.

Please select from the following images.

How do you feel about public restrooms?

Public restroom

In addition to the pier, we are in the early design stages for a new public restroom right across the promenade from the pier. Our intention is to create a comfortable and safe space for all. There will be a full time restroom attendant on site and the restrooms will be cleaned frequently throughout the day.

What has your experience with public restrooms been like? What would improve that experience?

Whose needs should we consider as we begin to develop the concept for this restroom?

What activities are you excited to see on the new pier?

Open feedback

Please use the virtual sticky wall below to provide feedback that will help inform our 90% design, currently scheduled for early 2021.

Guiding Principles

  • This is a public forum.
  • Everybody will be able to see your ideas and comments.
  • Please respect fellow community members by keeping discussions on topic and relevant.
  • We reserve the right to remove comments that are offensive, abusive or cause harassment.