Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to a public meeting for the Maple Leaf Reservoir Park project on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Olympic View Elementary, 504 NE 95th St. At this meeting the project team will be available to answer questions, provide information on the scope and schedule for this project, and gather community input on park elements.
The community is encouraged to attend and provide valuable input to the design team on what elements fit best in this neighborhood. The planning, design and construction of this project is allocated $5 million from the Parks and Green Spaces Levy.
Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is replacing its open reservoirs with underground structures that will improve the quality and security of our water supply and provide new public open space on the reservoir lids. The Maple Leaf Reservoir is located at 1020 NE 82nd St. Lid construction is underway at this site and park construction is anticipated to start in spring 2012.
Seattle voters passed the Parks and Green Spaces Levy by a 59% vote in November 2008. The $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 has added 2.53 acres to the park system, completed eight new development projects, has six projects in construction and another 24 projects in the planning and design phase.
For additional information about the project please visit http://seattle.gov/parks/projects/west_seattle_reservoir/ or contact Kellee Jones, Parks Planner at 684-7052 or email@example.com.
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