Imagine Ellensburg’s Town Center

Right in the heart of Ellensburg

What’s your vision for the future use of the public space located at 4th Avenue and Pearl Street?

Town Center Planning

What We Know

Photos of the current configuration

The City of Ellensburg purchased the 24,500 square foot parcel in September 2019.

An inventory of present state of the site

Since 1980, the City has subleased this property, and was responsible for its maintenance and upkeep.

Conceptual design

What uses and features would you like to see for our new Town Center?

We want to hear from you

Our pre-planning event held on October 3, 2019 was a great starting point. Over 50 people were in attendance, and shared their thoughts and vision for the future. Design features might include:

  • Shade pavilion/stage
  • Game space
  • Play area
  • Multi-use lawn
  • Art Installation
  • Seating areas
  • Public restrooms
  • Interactive water feature
  • Or….?

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“I grew up in Ellensburg, but I don’t remember anything in particular about this park, and I think that’s telling,” said Cathy Poshusta. “I personally would like to see a water feature and a big grassy area where people can come and enjoy.”

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“This is my third year at Central Washington and I intend to stay to get my masters,” said Savannah Fields, who’s majoring in environmental science at CWU. “I think it’s an opportunity to make more efficient use of our resources.

“I really think this is a really good time to show another side of what the city can do with more native plants, alternative resources and maybe a water feature.”

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Back home in Virginia, we had a part like this in the center of town where there was live music every week. People would come with their families and sit and listen on the grass,”

Read all about it

Read an article published in the Ellensburg Daily Record on October 4 2019

Listen to an interview with Brad Case and Mollie Edson on Ellensburg Community Radio December 10, 2019

Imagine Ellensburg’s Town Center! What would you like to see? We want to hear from you.

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