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Seattle Parks invites public comment on first draft of Parks Legacy Plan!

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the public to help plan the future of Seattle’s parks, community centers and other facilities. Parks is starting an important public conversation to ensure we have a great park system for generations to come. The goal is to offer access and opportunity to all, in a sustainable way.

“After an expansion of our system made possible by several consecutive voter-approved property tax levies, we are at a crossroads,” said Acting Superintendent Christopher Williams. “Now it’s time to ask the hard questions: Are we spending resources as effectively as possible? What does the public think of our park system? What are the basic services we provide?”

To honor Parks’ 130-year legacy and to plan for our future, Parks needs to hear from Seattle residents, park neighbors and park users. Parks has scheduled a series of public meetings in May and encourages everyone who uses parks, community centers, swimming pools or other facilities to come and say what you think.

While some of the meetings focus on certain parks functions, comments on any Parks activity or function are welcome at all of the meetings.

• Tuesday, May 7 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.: GENERAL MEETING
Seattle Parks and Recreation Administration Building
100 Dexter Ave. N

• Wednesday, May 8 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.: SPORTS, RECREATION, AND AQUATICS
Green Lake Community Center
7201 E Green Lake Dr. N

• Monday, May 13 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. SENIORS, TEENS INCLUDING LGBT, COMMUNITY CENTERS AND ASSOCIATED RECREATION COUNCIL (ARC)
Northgate Community Center
10510 5th Ave. NE

• Thursday, May 16 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.: ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS, OPEN SPACE
AND MAINTENANCE
Jefferson Community Center
3801 Beacon Ave. S

• Tuesday, May 21 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.: GENERAL MEETING
Dakota Place Park Building
4304 SW Dakota St.

• Wednesday, May 22 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.: IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE COMMUNITIES
South Shore K-8 School
4800 S Henderson St.

People who cannot make it to a meeting and who want to comment on the draft plan can send an email to parkslegacy@seattle.gov.

The draft plan is available online at http://www.seattle.gov/parks/legacy/.

For interpretation services or special accommodations at the meetings, please email parkslegacy@seattle.gov or call Susanne Rockwell at 206-733-9702.