Community invited to provide input on design of new Greenwood/Phinney park

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to provide input on design options for the new park in the Greenwood/Phinney neighborhood. Join Seattle Parks and Recreation’s planner and Cascade Design Collaborative’s designers at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N in room 7, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2. The design options include elements the community has identified as important such as play, open space, seating, spaces for gathering and fellowship, as well as attractive landscaping. Families, neighbors, and the Phinney/Greenwood community is encouraged to attend.

Seattle Parks and Recreation purchased two property sites between N 81st and N 82nd on the east side of Greenwood to develop a park (the mini-mart greenwood-landbankedsite purchased in Nov. 2012 and the pub property immediately north, which was purchased in July 2015). The two buildings will be demolished in fall 2016.

 The Seattle Park District will fund the development of the south parcel to provide the Greenwood/Phinney urban area access to open space. Design and public input will be completed for both the north and south parcels to create a seamless design, however, only the south parcel will be constructed in 2017. The north parcel will include open lawn until funding for the north parcel is received.

 For community members that are unable to attend the meeting, the design option boards and comment sheets will be posted at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, the Greenwood branch library and on the project website following the public meeting on Nov. 2.

Approved by voters in 2014, the Seattle Park District provides more than $47 million a year in long-term funding for Seattle Parks and Recreation including maintenance of parklands and facilities, operation of community centers and recreation programs, and development of new neighborhood parks on previously acquired sites. 2016 is the first full year of implementation and will include funding to tackle the $267-million major maintenance backlog; and will fund the improvement and rehabilitation of community centers; preservation of the urban forest; major maintenance at the Aquarium and Zoo; day-to-day maintenance of parks and facilities; more recreation opportunities for people from underserved communities, programs for young people, people with disabilities, and older adults; development of new parks; and acquisition of new park land.

If you need an interpreter or accommodations, please contact Karimah Cooper Edwards, Seattle Parks and Recreation, at 206-233-0064 or Karimah.edwards@seattle.gov. For more information about the project please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/greenwood_phinney_uv/.

 

 

 

Community invited to provide input for a new Greenwood/Phinney park

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to provide input for a new park in the Greenwood/Phinney neighborhood. Please join Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Planner and Cascade Design Collaborative’s designers at the Greenwood Car Show between11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at 8100 Greenwood Ave N. This project provides additional open space for the neighborhood by developing the Seattle Parks and Recreation property located between 81st and 82nd on the east side of Greenwood. This is the first of three public meetings. We will be gathering thoughts and ideas around the character of the park.

The Open House is an opportunity to learn about the project and gather the community’s ideas for the park design. Please participate in this survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GreenPhinn and participate in the Pinterest account https://www.pinterest.com/greenwoodphinn/

Seattle Parks and Recreation purchased two property sites between N. 81st and N. 82nd in November 2012 and July 2015. The two buildings will be demolished in the fall 2016.

Funding for the development of the sites into a park is provided by Seattle Park District Approved by voters in 2014, the Seattle Park District provides more than $47 million a year in long-term funding for Seattle Parks and Recreation including maintenance of parklands and facilities, operation of community centers and recreation programs, and development of new neighborhood parks on previously acquired sites. 2016 is the first full year of implementation and will include funding to tackle the $267-million major maintenance backlog; and will fund the improvement and rehabilitation of community centers; preservation of the urban forest; major maintenance at the Aquarium and Zoo; day-to-day maintenance of parks and facilities; more recreation opportunities for people from underserved communities, programs for young people, people with disabilities, and older adults; development of new parks; and acquisition of new park land.

If you need an interpreter or accommodations please contact Karimah Cooper Edwards at 206-233-0064 or Karimah.edwards@seattle.gov.

For more information about the project please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/greenwood_phinney_uv/

 

City acquires Greenwood property for community park

Today Mayor Ed Murray announced the acquisition of property at 8118 Greenwood Ave. N. for a new park in the Greenwood-Phinney neighborhood. The deal closed on July 1, 2015.

“As Seattle’s neighborhoods grow, residents must have access to public amenities like parks,” said Mayor Murray. “By adding this property, we’re increasing recreational opportunities for the Greenwood-Phinney community and creating more public space next to the new Greenwood Library for families and children.” [Read more…]

Sandel Play Area Renovation Meeting

Seattle Parks and Recreation will host a public meeting for the Sandel Play Area renovation project on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at the Greenwood branch library, 8016 Greenwood Ave N, from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.  The public is encouraged to attend and learn about the changes that are coming to this park. 

Sandel Park is located in the Greenwood neighborhood at 9053 1st Ave NW. The renovation project, identified in the Parks and Green Spaces Levy will provide new play equipment for children ages 2 -12, site improvements to enhance safety and access improvements to facilitate use by all users.  

Seattle voters passed the Parks and Green Spaces Levy by a 59% vote in November 2008. The new $146 million Levy provides acquisition funding for new neighborhood parks and green spaces and development funding for projects such as improved playfields, reservoir lid parks, renovated playgrounds, community gardens, and safety upgrades at city owned cultural facilities. Recognizing the importance of creating vibrant and engaging green spaces for Seattle as it grows, Seattle Parks and Recreation moved quickly into action, and by November 2009 — just one year after the passage of the Levy — will have added 2.53 acres to the park system and completed eight new development projects, will have four projects in construction, and another 21 projects in the planning and design phase. 

For more information, please contact Kelly Davidson, Project Manager 206-684-0998 or kelly.davdison@seattle.gov or visit seattle.gov/parks/projects/sandel/playground.htm

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