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June 2015

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Public art to be featured on utility pump house in Maple Leaf – Community comments extended until July 31, 2015.

2015_06_19_Public_art_Maple_LeafSeattle Public Utilities (SPU) values your input as we prepare to include a display of public art on the Roosevelt Pump House, located within the Maple Leaf Reservoir Play Area at the corner of NE 82nd Street and Roosevelt Way NE.

SPU is working with local artist Jonathan Fischer and community member Scott K. Bishop to complete a “street-art” style mural that will wrap around the northeast corner of the building and be viewable from two sides. The mural will be created using spray paint with an anti-graffiti coating applied over the top.

The goal of the project is to enliven the visual experience of park visitors. The design concept for the mural will include graffiti inspired and artist interpretations of butterflies, flowers, leaves, vines, trees and patterns, using bright, vibrant colors that complement the adjacent Butterfly Garden. Examples of the artist’s work in this genre are provided below.

The community is encouraged to provide SPU with feedback and ideas about the design and ask questions.


The building is scheduled to be painted in August 2015. SPU is accepting feedback from the public and has extended the comment period through July 31, 2015. Comments will also be received at the Maple Leaf Community Council’s Ice Cream Summer Social on Wednesday, July 29, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Maple Leaf Park Children’s Playground (1020 NE 82nd St, Seattle, WA 98115).


Roosevelt Pump House is located within the Maple Leaf Reservoir Play Area at the corner of NE 82nd Street and Roosevelt Way NE in Seattle, WA.

For more information and to provide comments, contact:

Project Manager Cyndy Holtz at (206) 386-1990 or