Our leadership council includes a mix of activists, non-profit directors, PR and marketing professionals, planning specialists, and enthusiastic and invested citizens.
The goal of the Discovery Park Community Alliance is to conserve the park's natural spaces and facilitate the logical, informal, and formal development of park spaces, activities, and enjoyment of Discovery Park in a manner that is consistent with the plans that govern Discovery Park in order to make a park that affords rest and relaxation, activities for various tastes, and educational, cultural or scientific endeavors.
This includes not only activating elements of the Master Plan and its amendments related to securing the last piece of Fort Lawton property remaining, activating the Fort Lawton Historic District plan, but also being a steward of the the mandated areas and uses associated with the land deeds that transferred the former military lands into City of Seattle ownership.
Discovery Park Community Alliance's
DISCOVERY PARK + 29 CAMPAIGN Plan and Preserve Discovery Park
Working with legal representation and subject matter experts, we aim to challenge the city’s homeless and low-income housing proposal, and fight to annex the 29 acres of the Fort Lawton Army Reserve land (FLARC) to Discovery Park. This is the “Discovery Park + 29” initiative. DPCA is in the early stages of strategic planning to meaningfully participate in the BRAC process. We foresee many alternative uses for the Fort Lawton space that would enhance the natural environment of Discovery Park, while making it increasingly accessible and attractive to all of Seattle’s residents and stakeholders.
In partnership with the Department of Parks and Recreation, the Discovery Park Advisory Council, as well as the Friends of Discovery Park, we look to maintain and preserve the wildlife habitats and natural forest areas while exploring the best ways to activate and add complimentary features to the park. Some examples include:
“The lands which have been transferred by the Federal government to Seattle comprise an admirable beginning for a great park. It is the city’s goal to acquire all of the lands, which comprise the former site of Fort Lawton.” “The prime considerations in this Plan, therefore, are to combine the rich attributes of the site into a unified whole…” Discovery Park Master Plan
The Discovery Park Community Alliance organization invites people of all interests to come together and support annexing the Fort Lawton Army Reserve property to Discovery Park. Sign up for meeting notices and information updates below:
4027 21st Avenue West Suite 205
Seattle, WA 98199 (Near Fishermans' Terminal)