Seattle Parks and Recreation is cancelling the June 26 meeting for the Yesler Park project and rescheduling it for August 28 at the Yesler Community Center. This is the second in a series of three public design workshops.
At the meeting in August, the community will be asked to review park design options and provide feedback. The new 1.7-acre park is part of the redevelopment at Yesler Terrace. The park will serve as a gathering place for current and future residents of the Yesler, First Hill and other surrounding neighborhoods.
The Parks and Green Spaces Levy allocates $3 million for planning, design and construction of the park and the Office of Arts and Culture will allocate a $130,000 art budget from 1% for the Arts program.
The community is encouraged to be part of the process and provide input on the project. Interpreters will be available at the meeting in August for people who speak Somali, Vietnamese, Amharic, Oromo, Tigrinya and Cantonese. Yesler Community Center is located at 917 E. Yesler Way, Seattle WA 98122.
For each major development or renovation project, Seattle Parks and Recreation typically holds three meetings to ensure community involvement. The third meeting will be held in early October. In addition to the public meetings, Parks does other outreach for this project including attending monthly Vietnamese Tea for seniors and participating in an East African toddler storytelling session. Parks staff also took part in an open house event in the First Hill neighborhood to gather additional input for the park design. The Yesler Community Center has been a critical partner in gathering community input. Current Yesler Terrace residents have called the new park the “heart” of the community.
For more information about the project visit, please visit:
http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/yesler_terrace_park/ If you have questions, please contact project planner, Pam Kliment at firstname.lastname@example.org or 684-7556.
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