The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 23, in the Park Board Room at 100 Dexter Ave. N at the corner of Dexter and Denny.
The meeting agenda includes:
Central Waterfront Development.
Parks staff will brief the Board. With the removal of the Alaskan Way Viaduct, Seattle is poised to reclaim its Central Waterfront and reconnect it to Elliott Bay. Seattle Parks and Recreation, along with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), and the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) are working jointly with a 41 member Central Waterfront Partnerships Committee to help guide this process. The three City agencies are also working to select a consultant team this fall who will design more than nine acres of public waterfront space and a new surface street on Alaskan Way. This team will work closely with the team that has been selected to work on the Elliott Bay Seawall Project.
Possible change of use at some of Seattle’s underused tennis courts
The Board will hold a public hearing on the possibility that Parks will conduct a pilot
project at selected underused tennis courts under which Parks would allow other emerging forms of recreation such as dodgeball and bicycle polo. The Board heard a staff briefing at its September 9 meeting and will discuss it and make a recommendation to the Superintendent at its October 28 meeting.
Briefing papers on the tennis court use proposal and on the Central Waterfront development are available on the web at http://www.seattle.gov/parks/parkboard/.
The Board of Park Commissioners is a seven-member citizen board created by the City Charter. Three members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council; three members are appointed by the City Council; and one member is appointed by the Park Board. The Board meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month to advise the Parks and Recreation Superintendent, the Mayor, and the City Council on parks and recreation matters. For more information, please contact Sandy Brooks at 206-684-5066 or firstname.lastname@example.org.