Seattle Parks and Recreation, the University of Washington Botanic Gardens, and the Arboretum Foundation are hosting a public meeting to discuss the future design for the north entry to the Arboretum and a multi-use trail through the Arboretum on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. E.
This project provides scoping and conceptual design for a redeveloped north entry to the Washington Park Arboretum and a multi-use trail from the intersection of E Madison St. to the North Entry and the Montlake and University neighborhoods beyond. The scope will reflect the vision of the 2001 Master plan entitled “Renewing the Washington Park Arboretum”.
A more graceful north park entry that clearly announces arrival into the Arboretum should provide safety and flow for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists.
Funding is provided by the Parks and Green Spaces Levy. Seattle voters passed the Parks and Green Spaces Levy by a 59% vote in November 2008.
For more information on the Arboretum Master Plan, please see http://www.seattle.gov/parks/arboretum/arboPlanindex.htm. On the UW Botanic Gardens: http://depts.washington.edu/uwbg/. And on the Arboretum Foundation: http://www.arboretumfoundation.org/.
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