Urban Commons Lab

Post-Occupancy Evaluation

Assessing Two Neighborhood Parks in Seattle’s Chinatown International District: Opened in 2012 and 2017 respectively after renovation and expansion, Donnie Chin International Children’s Park and Hing Hay Park belong to a series of recent neighborhood improvement projects completed in the district in recent years. As completed projects that have been in use for some time, the two parks offer excellent opportunities for examining how the design is performing to support social and recreational activities in the neighborhood. The project was supported by a Small Sparks Fund from Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. [Link]

Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (2019). Project Manager/ An Huynh (SCIDpda). Project Consultant/ Jeff Hou. Project Interns/ Julie Yuan and Li Tan (SCIDpda). Advisory Committee/ Kim Baldwin (Seattle Parks and Recreation), Pamela Kliment (Seattle Parks and Recreation), Christine Lesh (ID/Chinatown Community Center), Brice Maryman (MIG SvR), Sonny Nguyen (CID Public Safety Coordinator), Monisha Singh (CIDBIA), Tuck Eng (Friends of Hing Hay Park & Chong Wa Benevolent Association), Liana Woo (Friends of Donnie Chin International Children’s Park). Project Volunteers/ Robert Lohmann, Neil Kato, Aisling Doyle Wade, Peyton Blackmer, Sarah Lee.