Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to provide input for the Soft Surface Trails Plan

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to participate in planning for the future of soft surface trails throughout Seattle. Please join us on Tuesday., Dec. 20, 2016 at 6 p.m. at the Jefferson Horticulture Bldg., 1600 South Dakota St., Seattle, WA 98108.

This meeting provides an opportunity to learn about soft surface trails in Seattle and to provide input on the plan for trails within SPR’s natural areas. The final plan will include recommendations for trail 20151102_090405maintenance standards, levels of service and trail hierarchy, a determination process for how new trails are formed and overall guidance for the future of trails throughout Seattle. This plan is not specific to one particular park or area.

The Soft Surface Trails Plan will incorporate SPR’s commitment to healthy people, a healthy environment and strong communities. It will provide an outline for future funding opportunities. 

SPR’s trails program marks a commitment to address the need for trail development standards, construction and maintenance. Under the program, we are taking an inventory of existing trails and coordinating new trail development.

 For more information on the meeting please contact Chukundi Salisbury SPR Trails Coordinator at 206-684-4122 or chukundi.salisbury@seattle.gov. For more information on SPR trails visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/volunteer/trails-programs.

 

 

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites community to participate in the Brighton Playfield improvement project

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to provide input on design options for Brighton Playfield renovation. Please join us at a public meeting for the Brighton Playfield improvement project on Wed., Oct. 5, 2016 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Aki Kurose Middle School, 3928 S Graham St, Seattle, WA 98118. Seattle Parks and Recreation encourages the community and field users to attend and provide input on the project.

Seattle Parks and Recreation, project manager, and D.A. Hogan, consultant, will provide backgroundbrighton-pic information, present schematic design options and gather information on how the renovation can provide the best field.

This project will replace the existing lighted natural turf playfield with a new lighted and renovated 200,000 square foot synthetic turf field. We will be looking at new/upgraded accessible pathways, spectator areas, reuse of existing seating/bleachers and connections with other existing park features.

Seattle Parks and Recreation is leading the way to find alternate synthetic turf field design systems/materials and deliver a safe, durable and playable athletic facility and experience. We have met with the manufactures and will move forward with an innovative infill material for the Brighton Playfield.

The lighting upgrade will demolish the existing, outmoded lighting system and replace it with a state-of-the-art system. The goal of the lighting project is to enhance play ability with safe and efficient lighting for field users, and to limit light spill from the field edge, greatly reducing glare offsite.

Brighton Playfield is located north of Aki Kurose Middle School at 6000 39th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118.

The Seattle Park District funds 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 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 additional information or for translation of invitation please visit. http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/brighton/. For additional question or to request an interpreter please contact Jay Rood, Project Manager, Seattle Parks and Recreation at 206-733-9194 or jay.rood@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 Thurs., Sept. 29, 2016 to provide input on the design 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 to 6:30 p.m. at the Lake City Farmer’s Market to learn about the new park and provide design input. Lake City families, neighbors, friends and supporters are encouraged to attend.

SPR purchased the property located at 12510 33rd Ave. NE in 2010 to provide additional open space for the Lake City community. The events on Thurs., Sept. 29 are an opportunity for the community to participate in the design and meet the design team.

Funding for this park project is provided by Seattle Park District. Approved by voters in 2014, this is the first full year of implementation. The Seattle Park District provides more than $47 million a year in long-term funding to tackle the $267-million major maintenance backlog for Seattle Parks and Recreation. In addition, it will 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.

Community invited to learn about and provide input for Victor Steinbrueck Park renovation project

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to participate in a public meeting for the Victor Steinbrueck Park renovation on Tues. May 17 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Waterfront Space, 1400 Western Ave. Seattle, 98101.

This meeting is an opportunity to learn about the project and provide input on the renovation. SPR planner David Graves, and design firm Walker Macy, will present the proposed project, gather community input, and answer questions. 

The 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy allocates funding to improve Victor Steinbrueck Park public safety by improving sight lines into the park, renovating seating, renovating the former children’s play area, improving and expanding lighting, and upgrading landscaping. The park sits atop a privately owned parking garage, and the membrane between the westerly portion of the park and the parking garage below is failing. A complete replacement of the membrane will be necessary as part of the renovation.

SPR’s design team will work with the community to prioritize park improvements. We will gather community feedback at this first meeting, present design concepts at the second meeting in September and present the final design for the park in early 2017. SPR has been and will continue to be engaging organizations including the Chief Seattle Club, the Friends of the Market, surrounding residents and business and homeless advocates regarding the park renovation. We encourage the community and park users to attend and participate in the planning.

 For more information please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/victor_steinbrueck/ or contact David Graves, Seattle Parks and Recreation, at 684-7048 or david.graves@seattle.gov.

 

Seattle at Work | Housing Affordability & Livability Agenda

UntitledWhere: Seattle City Hall—600 4th Ave
Bertha Knight Landes Room

When: Tuesday, January 26, 2016
5 – 7 p.m.

Join Mayor Murray & department directors to discuss how Seattle is at work in your neighborhood and throughout the City.

We’ll be continuing the conversation around the Housing Affordability & Livability Agenda,

and we’d like your help in creating new programs aimed at increasing housing affordability, reducing housing barriers, & strengthening tenant protections.

Connect with City resources and learn about projects & programs that are working to make Seattle a

Safe, Innovative, Affordable, Interconnected, & Vibrant City!

Stay tuned for events around the City: seattle.gov/mayor

For questions or more information, please contact SeattleatWork@seattle.gov

January 14, 2016 Board of Park Commissioners meeting canceled

Due to scheduling issues, the Board of Park Commissioners will hold their first meeting of 2016 on Jan. 28 at the Queen Anne Community Center.

The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners is a nine-member citizen board created by the City Charter. Four members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council; four members are appointed by the City Council; and one member is a young adult appointed by the YMCA Get Engaged http://pugetsoundoff.org/getengaged. The Board generally meets twice a month, normally on the second and fourth Thursday, to advise the Parks and Recreation Superintendent, the Mayor, and the City Council on parks and recreation matters.

 

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 Washington Park Playfield play area renovation

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to provide input for the play area renovation at Washington Park Playfield on Saturday, December 12, 2015 from

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Seattle Parks and Recreation’s project manager, project planner and Harrison Design will host an Open House outside near the play area to provide information on the renovation project and gather community input on play features and amenities.

The play area is located at 1017 Lake Washington Blvd. E.  The meeting with showcase design options.  We will have activities for children and highly encourage their input.  Your ideas, comments and recommendations will assist us with creating a preferred design to renovate your community play area. [Read more…]

Community input needed for Lincoln Park north play area renovation

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to provide input for the north play area renovation project in Lincoln Park on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at Southwest Teen Life Center from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Seattle Parks and Recreation’s in-house landscape architect and project planner will provide information on the renovation project and gather community input on play features and amenities. Southwest Teen Life Center is located at 2801 SW Thistle St.

This project 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.  [Read more…]

Nov. 12 and Dec. 10, 2015 Board of Park Commissioners meetings canceled

The Board of Park Commissioners canceled the Nov. 12 and Dec. 10, 2015 meetings for the busy holiday season. The Board will reconvene in January.

The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners is a nine-member citizen board created by the City Charter. Four members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council; four members are appointed by the City Council; and one member is a young adult appointed by the YMCA Get Engaged program  http://pugetsoundoff.org/getengaged. The Board generally meets twice a month, normally on the second and fourth Thursday, to advise the Parks and Recreation Superintendent, the Mayor, and the City Council on parks and recreation matters.