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 input for renovation of Prentis Frazier play area

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to a public meeting on Wed., Aug. 17, 2016 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave E. for Prentis Frazier play area renovation project. This meeting is an opportunity for the community to learn about the project and provide input.

This project will replace play equipment, provide access for people with disabilities and improve safety and other features at the park.  Prentis Frazier Park is located at 401 24th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112. SPR Planner and Sr. Landscape Architect will gather community input and answer questions about the new play equipment.

Families, neighbors and park supporters are encouraged to attend and also participate in a park survey – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PrentisFrazier. Light refreshments and children’s activities will be provided.

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/prentis_frazier/  or contact Karimah Edwards at 206-233-0063 or Karimah.edwards@seattle.gov

Seattle Parks and Recreation briefs community on improvements at Gas Works Park

Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Wallingford Community Council invite the community to the Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N. on Wed., August 3, 2016 at 7 p.m. to learn about upcoming renovation projects at Gas Works Park. Jay Rood, Seattle Parks and Recreation’s project manager, will present at the Wallingford Community Council monthly meeting. He will provide a briefing and answer questions on the renovation of the playground, comfort station and east entry.

To use resources more efficiently, Seattle Parks and Recreation combined the play areaDSC04792 renovation, comfort station renovation, and east entry improvement project into one construction period. All these park components were constructed in 1974 and opened in 1975, making them over 40 years in age and all in need of repair and improvement. The play area renovation project will improve the play area by replacing play equipment, improving access and providing additional play area improvements. The comfort station renovation will provide a new or revived facility that improves safety and meets accessibility and operational requirements. It will adapt the new guidelines for universal restrooms and provide five stations at a minimum. The east entry improvements include addressing ADA citations in parking area, and provide accessible routes into the park.

The 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy allocates $1.4 million for planning, design and construction for the Gas Works Park Play Area renovations.

Gas Works Park, located at 2101 N Northlake Way is one of the City of Seattle’s premier city, regional, statewide and even nationally renowned parks. The park was listed as a Seattle Historical Landmark in 1999 and it is listed on the Washington State Historic Register and the National Register of Historic Places.

For more information about the play area project visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/gas_works/ or contact Jay Rood at 733-9194 or jay.rood@seattle.gov.

Thank you to the Wallingford Community Council (WCC). The WCC is a neighborhood voice representing the greater Wallingford community in interactions with city government on land use, transportation, and parks. They host their monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of each month at the Good Shephard Center.

 

 

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.

Community invited to review play area equipment for Highland Park Playground

Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Highland Park Parent Teacher Association invite the community to review play area equipment options for the Highland Park Playground project on Monday, April 18, 2016.  The Open House is scheduled from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. with a formal presentation at 6. The event will take place at Highland Park Elementary School, 1012 SW Trenton St.

The project improves access into the park and provides play structures for people of all abilities.  The design choices are based on input received during the community initiated Opportunity Fund project. The goal is to create and deliver a cohesive space that improves the usability and safety for the play area.  

Families, neighbors and all interested in the project are encouraged to attend. The Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Fund project is located at Highland Park, 1100 SW Coverdale St. in West Seattle 

For more information about the project including notes from the first meeting please visit:http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/highland_park/. For special meeting accommodations or for questions concerning the project please contact Karimah Edwards, Project Planner at 206-233-0063 or Karimah.edwards@seattle.gov.

 

Community invited to review design for Victory Heights Playground play area renovation

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Seattle Parks and Recreation, in partnership with Victory Heights Cooperative Preschool and Victory Heights Community Council, invite the community to review the schematic design and provide input on play equipment for the renovation of Victory Heights Playground play area. The meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 will be held at the Preschool 1737 NE 106th St. Seattle Parks and Recreation’s in-house landscape architect and project manager will host an Open House from 6 – 7 p.m. to provide an update on the project and gather community input on play equipment. A formal presentation will be made between 7 – 8 p.m. at the Victory Heights Community Council meeting also at the preschool location, 1737 NE 106th St.

This project will replace the play equipment, provide access improvements and improve other features at the park. The scope of this project provides improvements which will bring the play area into compliance with current play area safety standards and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) access. The play area is located adjacent to the preschool.

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/victory_heights/. If you have additional questions about the project or would like to request accommodations or need an interpreter please contact Katie Bang at katie.bang@seattle.gov or 206-684-9286.

Seattle Parks and Recreation needs input for Victory Heights Playground play area renovation

Seattle Parks and Recreation, in partnership with Victory Heights Cooperative Preschool and Victory Heights Community Council, invites the community to provide input for the Victory Heights play area renovation. On Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Seattle Parks and Recreation’s in-house landscape architect and project planner will host an Open House from 6 – 7 p.m. to provide information on the renovation project and gather community input on play features and amenities. A formal presentation will be made between 7 – 8 p.m. at the Victory Heights Community Council meeting, 1737 NE 106th St.

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Community input needed for Ballard play area renovation projects

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to provide input on two play area renovation projects on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at Bergen Place, 5420 22nd Ave NW during the Ballard Farmers Market. Seattle Parks and Recreation’s in-house landscape architect and project planner will provide information on the Webster Park play area renovation and Gilman Playground play area renovation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and gather community input on play features and amenities.  

These projects will replace play equipment, provide access improvements and improve other features at the parks.  Webster Park is located at 3025 NW 68th St. and Gilman Playground is located at 923 NW 54th St.  

For information about the projects please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/gilman_pg/ or http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/webster/. If you have questions about the projects or would like to request special meeting accommodations please contact Karimah Edwards, Seattle Parks and Recreation at 206-233-0063 or karimah.edwards@seattle.gov

 

Parks invites public to meeting on Gas Works Play Area project

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites families, friends and neighbors to an Open House meeting on the Gas Works Park Play Area renovation project on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, 5 to 7 p.m., near the play area at the park.

Gas Works Park, located at 2101 N Northlake Way, offers many park features including a play area. This project provides renovation to the play area to enhance the play value for children, provide amenities for children and their caregivers, and to improve accessibility for all users.

At the Open House, the community has the opportunity to learn about the renovation and provide feedback on the schematic design. Seattle Parks staff will be at the meeting to discuss the project and answer questions.

The 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy allocates $1.4 million for planning, design and construction for the Gas Works Park Play Area renovation.

For more information about the play area project, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/gas_works/ or contact Pamela Alspaugh, Sr. Landscape Architect, at 206-684-7328 or pamela.alspaugh@seattle.gov.

Currently at Gas Works Park, Puget Sound Energy in cooperation with Seattle Parks and Recreation is working on a soil cover project at Kite Hill. This area of the park is closed until Memorial Day 2015. If you have questions about this project please contact David Graves, Seattle Parks and Recreation, at david.graves@seattle.gov or 206-684-7048.

Construction begins at Woodland Park Play Area

Seattle Parks and Recreation begins construction on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 at Woodland Park Play Area. The project at 1000 N 59 St., will replace play equipment, provide access improvements and complete work as necessary to improve the existing play area. During construction the play area will be closed to the public. It will open when completed in April 2014. Construction was postponed to allow families to use the play area during Seattle Public School’s winter break. 

The Woodland Park Play Area project is funded by the Parks and Green Spaces Levy which allocated $350,000 for design, planning and construction.  In 2012, public meetings were held to gather community input for the project. Thank you to those attended and participated in the process.

 For more information about the project visit: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/woodland_park/playground.htm

If you have additional questions please contact project manager, Patrick Donohue at patrick.donohue@seattle.gov or 206-684-9286.