Image by James Corner Field Operations courtesy of the City of Seattle


Friends of Waterfront Seattle is the City of Seattle’s nonprofit partner helping to build Waterfront Park and ensure its lasting success. Following the public-benefit partnership model, we educate the public about the park and its benefits, raise philanthropic funds to build the park, and will partner with the City to steward, fund, and program the park long term. Our goal is to make the central waterfront a vibrant public mixing ground where all communities can share cultural, recreational, and civic experiences in a beautiful environment.

Friends is a founding member of the High Line Network, a movement in cities across the world to reclaim underutilized infrastructure and reimagine it as public space.


We would love to show you what Friends is doing today. Come explore the future park’s features at our project showroom – Waterfront Space – located at 1400 Western Ave., Seattle, WA 98101. We are open Wednesdays – Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m. Please join us for a free tour!