On April 24, Hing Hay Park pagoda reopened after closing for a renovation project that began in February. The renovation focused on the 34-year-old pagoda, which was donated to the city by the Taipei Municipal Government.
The original roof tiles were badly cracked and damaged, allowing water to penetrate through the roof. Restoration included a new roof, replacement of rotting wood, and fresh paint.
Seattle Parks and Recreation contracted Lu Bond Construction for the renovation project. The contractor, who also completed the new International District/Chinatown Gate, provided roof tiles and figurines that were custom made in China.