Seattle Parks and Recreation begins repairs on Burke-Gilman Trail

Repairs to five sections of the Burke-Gilman Trail that runs through the University District will begin on Monday, Nov. 7. Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) awarded the construction contract for repairs to Westwater Construction. Work is scheduled to be completed in early 2017. This project will repair sections of the trail, remove areas of asphalt in disrepair, remove invasive roots that are causing upheaval, and replace those sections with new asphalt. Trail sections were determined by 2015 condition-assessment work done in collaboration with Seattle Department of Transportation.

Cyclists and pedestrians will be detoured around the construction area onto side streets. The contractor will work on one section at a time, from east to west, to reduce the impact to trail users. Please visit www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/burke-gilman-trail-repairs for more information about the detour routes.img_0818

SPR will also perform small asphalt repairs on the Burke-Gilman Trail in November between Gas Works Park (Meridian Ave. N) and the I-5 bridge, and may require cyclists to dismount and walk around repair work (no detour route will be required). 

 he Seattle Park District provides $500,000 in funding for this Burke-Gilman Trail improvement project. 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, please visit www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/burke-gilman-trail-repairs or contact Sandi Albertsen, Project Manager, at sandra.albertsen@seattle.gov or 206-684-8938.

 

 

 

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/.

 

 

 

Seattle Parks and Recreation needs input for A.B. Ernst Park Addition

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to provide feedback on the schematic design for the addition to A.B. Ernst Park. Please join us on Monday, October 24, 2016 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Doric Temple #92, 619 N. 36th St. prior to the Fremont Neighborhood Council meeting for an open house. In addition, we will do a short presentation at the beginning of the Fremont Neighborhood Council meeting at 7 p.m.

This project will expand upon the existing A.B. Ernst Park, provide access for people with disabilities and improve safety and other park features. Seattle Parks and Recreation purchased the parcel next to A.B. Ernst Park, 719 N 35th St. in 2010. Thank you to all who participated in our previous events and in the on-line survey. We incorporated your input into the plan for the park and encourage you to come to the final meeting for this park project.

The Seattle Park District provides $750,000 in funding for the capital improvement project which includes the construction budget for $465,000. 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.

Thank you to the FNC for hosting this meeting and for their continued support of Seattle Parks and Recreation. The Fremont Neighborhood Council (FNC) has been working on behalf of Fremont residents since 1980. We collaborate on issues including public safety, transportation, land use, historic preservation, housing, and parks and help support neighbors’ special projects and more. Visit the Fremont Neighborhood Council website at fremontneighborhoodcouncil.org to find our meeting schedule and membership information or contact us at Fremont.Neighborhood.Council@gmail.com.

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

 

 

Seattle Parks and Recreation opens Lincoln Park north play area

Lincoln Park play area is open. The renovated north play area features ‘tree house’ elements, a cable ride, new play equipment, a plaza and interactive information on migratory birds that can be found in Lincoln Park. The park also features inclusive and accessible play elements for all such as a group saucer swing, an accessible cable ride, an accessible sand table, and a small alcove for sensory sensitive children.

Pathways between the shelter and the play area, additional plantings around the play area, and the accessible pathway connection to Fauntleroy Way SW is anticipated to be completed by the end of October 2016.

The Seattle Park District provided 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 needs input on play equipment for Prentis Frazier Park

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to a public meeting on Wed., Oct. 19, 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 renovation project and provide input on play equipment options.

This project will replace play equipment, provide access improvements 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 will gather community input and answer questions about the new play equipment.

Families, neighbors and park supporters are encouraged to attend. To encourage additional feedback and help accommodate different schedules, we will also provide a play area option survey. Please visit the project website between Oct. 20 through Oct. 31 to participate in the survey and provide input.

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/about-us/current-projects/prentis-frazier-park-play-area-renovation or contact Jay.Rood@seattle.gov or 206-733-9194.

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites community to participate in design of Smith Cove Park

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to participate in the Smith Cove Park project on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center, 3801 Discovery Park Blvd. This meeting is an opportunity to learn about the project, meet the design team from Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (GGN) and provide input on the design of Seattle’s new waterfront park. Smith Cove Park is located just west of Pier 91 at the foot of Magnolia Hill on Elliott Bay at 1451 23rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98122.

This project will develop the recently acquired 4.9 acre easterly waterfront property and make improvements to the playfield at Smith Cove Park (west of 23rd Ave. W). The expanded park will provide opportunities for active and passive recreation for all ages and abilities, increase environmental-sensitivity, and make the park inviting and usable for more people. Amenities may include pathways, landscaping, waterfront access, a play area, and related improvements.  Improvements will also be made to the existing part of Smith Cove Park used for youth sports to enhance the playability.

In early 2016, Seattle Parks and Recreation hired GGN as the design consultant. GGN and Seattle Parks and Recreation will use the outreach and concept completed by the Friends of Smith Cove Park (FoSCP) as the starting point for the design of the park.

Established in 2014, FoSCP, is a committee of community members and park users. In 2015, FoSCP received a grant from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods to undertake the initial public outreach and conceptual design for the expansion of Smith Cove Park. Find out more about FOSCP at their website www.SeattleSmithCovePark.org.

For more information on the park and the project, please visit

http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/smith-cove-park-development or contact David Graves, Seattle Parks and Recreation, at 684-7048 or david.graves@seattle.gov.

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.

Two Ballard park play areas close for renovation

Gilman Playground (923 NW 54th St) and Webster Park (3025 NW 68th St) play areas are scheduled to close beginning the week of Sept. 5 for approximately four months for renovation. During construction, the Gilman Playground basketball court and surrounding area will be closed; however, the comfort station, east/west walkway and associated stairs and sports fields will remain open. At Webster Park the play area and basketball court will be closed for the duration of construction.

Both play area renovation projects will replace the play equipment, provide access improvements and install new park furnishings. Thank you to everyone who attended the public meetings and provided input on the improvements.

The Seattle Park District provides the funding for these play area improvement projects. 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.

For information about the projects and construction updates 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 please contact Katie Bang, Seattle Parks and Recreation at 206-684-9286 or katie.bang@seattle.gov.

Community encouraged to provide input for renovation of South Park Community Center play area at Duwamish River Festival

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to a learn about the South Park Community Center play area renovation project during the Duwamish River Festival on Sat., August 20, 2016.  Join us at Duwamish Waterway Park, 7900 10th Ave S., between 1 and 3 p.m. and provide input on play equipment. This meeting is an opportunity for the community to meet the design team from Cascade Design Collaborative, learn about the project and provide input. South Park Community Center Play Area is located at 8319 8th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108 and the play area is behind the center.

This project will replace play equipment, provide access for people with disabilities and improve safety and other features at the park. Families, neighbors and park supporters are encouraged to attend the festival and participate in a park survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SPCCPlayArea

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 and to download translated flyers (Spanish and Vietnamese) please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/south_park_cc/play_area.htm

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