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Community invited to celebrate expansion at Westcrest Park

boyer_flyers5Soccer, art, music and family fun

Seattle Parks and Recreation is hosting a community celebration for the Westcrest Park expansion on Saturday, July 25, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The  ribbon cutting ceremony is at 11:15 a.m. The event offers music by Correo Aereo, youth soccer fun by West Seattle Soccer Club, and an obstacle course relay by Camp Long Environmental Learning Center.  Additional family entertainment includes face painting, a bouncy house and model plane making.  What Up Dog and Full-Tilt Ice Cream will be at the community event. Westcrest Park is located in the Highland Park neighborhood in West Seattle at 9000 8th Ave SW.

The 20-acre expansion of the park captures panoramic views of the mountains and city skyline, while integrating a range of multi-generational amenities. Features include a flexible great lawn, a new play area with two zip-lines and a hillside slides, swaths of native prairie, strolling paths, parking and streetscape improvements, restrooms, and public art. A new public artwork by David Boyer, Flyers was installed in the park. The piece consists of 15 bird- and plane-like kinetic sculptures mounted on steel poles. Flyers was commissioned with SPU and Seattle Parks and Recreation’s 1% for Art Funds and managed by the Office of Arts and Culture.

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