Located at 4351 S. Othello Street just off Martin Luther King Jr. Way South, Othello Park is a thoughtfully designed seven and a half acres of open space near the diverse neighborhoods of Holly Park, Hillman City, Beacon Hill and Rainier Beach. It contains a play area for children, a unique “hill slide,” basketball courts, picnic tables, an open meadow, and nice walking paths. The City of Seattle purchased Othello Park in 1976 and Seattle Parks and Recreation has made numerous improvements. The City continues to provide dedicated staff to oversee the ongoing maintenance and community programming, some of which resulted in the formation of the Othello Park Alliance.
The park is located one block from the Othello Light Rail Station that began operating in the summer of 2009. The Othello Station is the only station where the train stops at the heart of an existing business district and lets passengers off within a few steps of pedestrian-oriented stores, restaurants and businesses. This business district has a unique multicultural flare and has recently been enhanced with significant works of public art. Potential developers have been attracted to the Othello Station area and are planning more than fourteen hundred new residential units above tens of thousands of square feet of commercial space.
The Othello Park Alliance works to assure that Othello Park’s beauty and open space is retained, enhanced, and integrated into a vibrant, multicultural, pedestrian-friendly Othello town center and residential community by coordinating community events and making capital improvements in the Park.
The Othello Park Alliance is committed to promoting the attractive open space of Othello Park in an action-oriented, collaborative way. We pride ourselves on positive accomplishments for the Park and the diverse surrounding community, and thrive on the satisfaction and fun of achievements built through great teamwork.