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New Park for Lake City

Seattle Parks and Recreation is hosting a community meeting on Thursday, February 25, 2010 at the Lake City Branch Library, 12501 28th Ave. NE, from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.  At this meeting, Parks will provide information about a proposed park acquisition in the Lake City Urban Village.  

The community is invited to learn more about a preliminary agreement to purchase a 10,000 square foot property at 12510 33rd Ave NE, currently an office building.  The 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy allocates funding for the acquisition of properties in areas that have been identified in the 2006 Development Plan and Gap Analysis. Lake City Urban Village is one such are identified that will receive funding for a new park. 

In November 2008, Seattle voters passed the Parks and Green Spaces Levy, which provides $146 million over six years for neighborhood and green space acquisitions and more than 50 named development projects. The goal of the acquisition team is to acquire properties in areas that have been identified in the Parks and Recreation 2006 Development Plan and Gap Analysis as deficient in open space relative to the City’s comprehensive plan. Development projects provide improved playfields, reservoir lid parks, forest and stream restoration, community gardens and renovated playgrounds throughout Seattle. 

For more information please see http://seattle.gov/parks/projects/lake_city_uv/ or contact Chip Nevins, Seattle Parks and Recreation, at 206-233-3879 or chip.nevins@seattle.gov.

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