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Community invited to participate in design of the Seattle Sensory Garden at Woodland Park Zoo

Seattle Parks and Recreation and Woodland Park Zoo invite the community to participate in the planning for a new Seattle Sensory Garden at the zoo. The first public meeting for this project is Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 from 7 -8:30 p.m. at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave N. in the Red Room.

At the meeting, Seattle Parks and Recreation’s project manager and the design team of Fischer Bouma Partnership, Richard Hartlage of Land Morphology and Mark Epstein of Hafs Epstein, will provide project information and gather community input for the design of this unique garden.

The goal of the project is to develop a garden for the senses by adding sight, touch, smell and sound elements to increase accessibility and provide a welcoming atmosphere and experience for all. The Sensory Garden is an expansion of the Rose Garden at Woodland Park Zoo.

This community-initiated project is funded by the Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Fund. Seattle Parks and Recreation has been coordinating with Woodland Park Zoo, the Lions Club, Hearing, Speech & Deafness Center, Lighthouse for the Blind, ARC of King County and the Phinney Neighborhood Association.

For more information about this project please visit  or contact Jay Rood, Seattle Parks and Recreation, 733-9194 or