Seattle Parks and Recreation invites community to provide input on Georgetown Playfield play area renovation

gt-play-areaSeattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to learn about and provide input on the renovation of the Georgetown Playfield play area on Sat., Sept. 24, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Project Manager and Sr. Landscape Architect will be at the Georgetown Playfield picnic shelter to gather input on play equipment options. Georgetown families and friends are encouraged to participate.

This project will replace play equipment, provide access for all, improve safety and install other features at the park. Georgetown Playfield play area is located at 750 Homer Street, 98108. Funding for this park improvement is provided by Seattle Park District. Thank you to everyone who participated in the previous meeting and survey. 

The Seattle Park District provides the funding for this play area renovation. 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 park land.

If you need an interpreter or meeting accommodations please contact Karen O’Connor at 206-233-7929 or karen.o’connor@seattle.gov. For more information about the project please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/georgetown_playfield/.

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites community to learn about Bhy Kracke Park renovation project

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to the Queen Anne Community Council meeting on Wed., Sept. 7, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. to learn about proposed renovations for Bhy Kracke Park. The meeting is at Queen Anne Manor, 100 Crockett Street.

The project manager will present information and answer questions on the upcoming park improvements which include the installation of new retaining walls and pathway widening, pathway removals, and plant restoration. Additional information will be presented and discussed on options for the arbor located south of the play area. Bhy Kracke Park is located at 1215 5th Ave. N. Seattle Parks and Recreation anticipates starting the project in last summer 2017 with completion by fall 2017.

The Seattle Park District provides the funding for this improvement. The District approved by Seattle voters in 2014 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.

Thank you to the Queen Anne Community Council, a 501(c)4 organization whose members are all residents of Queen Anne or workers for or owners of businesses located within Queen Anne. The QACC is governed by a Board of Trustees elected by the community of Queen Anne. For more information and a list of committees, please visit www.quacc.net.

For information about the project please visit www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/bhy-kracke-park-improvements. If you have questions about the projects please contact Katie Bang, Seattle Parks and Recreation at 206-684-9286 or katie.bang@seattle.gov.

 

 

 

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites input on design of new Lake City park

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the Lake City community to an Open House on Thursday, July 28 for the design development of a new park in Lake City. Join SPR planner and ELM Environment’s designers from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 12501 28th Ave NE, just north of the Lake City branch library, or from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Lake City Farmer’s Market, NE 125th St. & 28th Ave. NE, to learn about the new park and provide design input.

SPR purchased the property located at 12510 33rd Ave NE 98125 in 2010 with funding from the 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy, to provide additional open space for the Lake City community. The events on July 28 are an opportunity for the community to participate in the design and are the first public events for the new park. To provide additional feedback the community is encouraged to participate in this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LakeCityHUV

Funding for this park project is provided by Seattle Park District to preserve open space in urban areas throughout Seattle. 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, improve and rehabilitate community centers, preserve the urban forest, perform major maintenance at the Aquarium and Zoo, perform day-to-day maintenance of parks and facilities, provide more recreation opportunities for people from underserved communities and programs for young people, people with disabilities, and older adults, develop new parks, and acquire new park land.

For more information or for meeting notification translation please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/lake_city_uv/. For questions about the project or if you need an interpreter or accommodations please contact Karimah Cooper Edwards at (206)233-0063 or Karimah.edwards@seattle.gov.

 

Seattle Parks and Recreation launches Seattle Park District Greenways Initiative

Join us for an ice cream social and learn more on July 12 

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to a public meeting and ice cream social on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Rainier Beach Community Center and Pool. This meeting is an opportunity to learn about the Seattle Park District Greenways Initiative including implementation, potential projects and the plan for activation. Rainier Beach Community Center and Pool is located at 8825 Rainier Ave. S.

Seattle Parks and Recreation Greenways Initiative funds projects and programs to connect, enhance and activate links from Neighborhood GreenwaDSC09730ys to parks by improving access and amenities for pedestrians and bicycles. These Greenway corridors will offer safe and calm residential streets and provide comfortable and attractive places for people of all ages and abilities to walk and ride. 

Seattle Parks and Recreation and Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) collaborated on the implementation plan for the capital improvement projects with prioritization based on the SDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plans. Two projects that will be completed in 2016 are in south Seattle at Rainier Beach Playfield and John C. Little Sr. Park. We are meeting with these communities to plan activation around these enhancements. For more information about activation, connecting and engaging communities in these neighborhoods and how you can be involved please contact us and visit this site http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/greenways/ 

The Seattle Park District Greenways Initiative, which includes capital projects and activation, is funded by the 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.

For more information about the meeting, translation of meeting announcement or to request an interpreter or accommodations please contact Karen O’Connor at karen.o’connor@seattle.gov or 206-233-7929.

 

 

 

 

 

Seattle Parks and Recreation begins design process for the A.B. Ernst Park addition

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to provide input on the design for the addition to A.B. Ernst Park on Sunday June 26, 2016 at the Fremont Sunday Market from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Seattle Parks and Recreation is moving forward with park development of the parcel purchased in 2010 and located at 719 N 35th St. This project will expand upon the existing A.B. Ernst Park, provide access for people with disabilities and improve safety and other park features.

Please join Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Planner and Site Workshop, landscape architects, at the Fremont Sunday Market to provide your ideas about park addition. We will have an Open House tent at the market to show design options and gather community input. This is the first public meeting for this project.

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/ErnstPark and participate (post pins) on Pinterest site hosted by the Site Workshops.  https://www.pinterest.com/ernstpark2016/

Funding for the development of this project 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/a_b_ernst/

 

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/

 

Community invited to provide input on new play equipment at Licton Springs Park

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to provide input on new play equipment for the Licton Springs Park play area. Please join Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Planner and Sr. Landscape Architect on Sat., April 30, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the park, 9536 Ashworth Ave N.

This meeting is an opportunity to learn about the improvement project and provide community input. The project will replace the play equipment, provide access improvements and improve other features at the park.

The Seattle Park District provides the funding for this play area renovation. 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.

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

If you have additional questions about the project or would like to request accommodations or need an interpreter please contact Karimah Edwards at Karimah.edwards@seattle.gov or 206-233-0063.

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites community input for renovation of Discovery Park play area

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to provide input on play area equipment for the Discovery Park play area on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Seattle Parks and Recreation staff and Harrison Design Consultants are hosting an Open House from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center, 3801 Discovery Park Blvd.

This project will replace play equipment, provide access for people of all abilities and improve safety and other features at the play area. The Discovery Park play area is located near the Environmental Learning Center, behind the tennis courts.  The community is encouraged to participate in a short play area survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DiscoParkPA

Funding for the project is provided by the 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy and the 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 urban forests; 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.

For more information on this project please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/discovery/play_area/ or contact Karimah Edwards at Karimah.edwards@seattle.gov or 206-233-0063. The Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center will be offering other family fun activities on April 23.  Pre-registration if required for the bird tour, tidepool trek and Earth Day Beach clean-up.  For more information on these programs visit  www.seattle.gov/parks/environment/discovery.htm or call 206-386-4237.

Seattle Parks and Recreation plans renovation for Lincoln Park north play area

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to review the schematic design and provide input for the north play area renovation project in Lincoln Park on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at Gatewood Elementary, 4320 SW Myrtle St. Seattle Parks and Recreation’s in-house landscape architect and project manager will present the preferred design and gather input on play equipment options for the new play area.

This project, located in the north part of the park, will replace the play equipment, provide access improvements and improve other features at the park. Lincoln Park is located in West Seattle at 8011 Fauntleroy Way SW.

The Seattle Park District provides the funding for this renovation. 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 urban forests; 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.

For more information about the project please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/lincoln/north_pa/  or contact  Katie Bang at 206-684-9286  or katie.bang@seattle.gov

Seattle Parks and Recreation planning improvements for Seattle’s oldest park

Community invited to learn more about Denny Park improvement project

DSC06849Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to learn about improvements scheduled for Denny Park at a public meeting on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 in the Ken Bounds Board Room, 100 Dexter Ave N. from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Seattle Parks and Recreation has efficiently coordinated improvement projects which include pavement, drainage and irrigation replacement.

The design consultant, WR Consulting Inc., and the Seattle Parks and Recreation project manager will present a summary and schedule for the upcoming projects. Construction is anticipated to begin by mid-2016 with completion by early 2017.

The combined project includes replacement of the park’s pathways and paved areas, replacement of storm drainage, sanitary sewer and irrigation systems, plus potential modifications to the central plaza area. Modifications to the plaza will improve pedestrian circulation, enhance accessibility for all and provide a more functional community gathering space. Other proposed improvements include a new central raingarden feature, new benches and planting bed modifications.

Denny Park is located at 100 Dexter Ave N. David Denny, Seattle pioneer donated the land to the City as a cemetery.  In 1883 the Denny family drew up a deed rededicating the cemetery property to become a public park.

Funding for the project is provided by the 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy and the 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 urban forests; 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.

For more information on this project please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/denny_park/ or contact Chris Mueller at 206-684-0988 or chris.mueller@seattle.gov.