Seattle Parks and Recreation is hosting a community meeting to discuss the renovation of the Rainier Playfield Play Area and to gather public input on the new design. The meeting will be Tuesday, May 25, 2010 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at the Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S.
This renovation project, identified in the Parks and Green Spaces Levy, will replace the existing play equipment and improve site conditions related to the play area. One of the design goals is to move all the play equipment closer together and eliminate the conflict between vehicle traffic within the park and the play area. Site improvements may also include picnic tables, benches, barbecues, improved pathways, and art. Construction is planned for 2011.
In-house Senior Landscape Architect Pamela Alspaugh has begun site analysis work for this renovation and would like to hear from the community about the conceptual designs that will be presented at the meeting. Children are welcome and encouraged to join in the discussion.
Seattle voters passed the Parks and Green Spaces Levy 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.
For more information, please visit http://www.cityofseattle.net/parks/projects/rainier_pf/ or contact Virginia Hassinger, Project Manager at 206-233-7936 or Virginia.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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