East Hill North Community Park / Calls and Submissions

January 31, 2024

Organization Name: City of Kent Arts Commission

Organization Location: Kent, WA

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: Free


Artists are invited to submit qualifications to the Kent Arts Commission for consideration to participate on the design team and create artwork for a new community park in the East Hill North region of the city. The artist’s role will include opportunities to impart conceptual thinking to the broader park design, which may include ideas for features to be designed and constructed by others. The artist will also create and install their own work as part of the park development.

The East Hill North Community Park site is a beautiful and unique property that provides an opportunity for community members to connect with nature without traveling far outside of the city limits. The property’s long, central ridge line meadow is grounded by forest and wetlands on either side, framing views towards the Cascade foothills and Mt. Rainier. With wetland surrounding it and unincorporated King County land along the Soos Creek corridor to the east, the areas around the site will remain wild and mostly undeveloped into the future.

Visitors who currently use the park often witness a variety of wildlife, which is supported by the range of habitats found across the property. The setting of meadows, forests, wetlands, and farmland gives visitors a sense of escape from the urban environment – the park is a true respite and an incredible resource just a ten-minute drive from downtown Kent.

Kent’s Parks Planning and Development division has developed a master plan informed by public engagement and voices of the Kent community. The artist will coordinate their work with Site Workshop Landscape Architecture, and artwork should complement the environment and views.

Project Budget
$100,000 – Inclusive of design, fabrication, installation, documentation, travel, WA sales/use tax, and all association costs. (Some or all of installation may be covered by park construction budget.)


Opportunity Website

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