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Community encouraged to participate in review of design for the Seattle Sensory Garden at Woodland Park Zoo

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to review the schematic design and provide feedback for the new Seattle Sensory Garden at Woodland Park Zoo. The public meeting for this project is Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Avenue N. in the Red Room.

At the meeting, Seattle Parks and Recreation project manager and the design team of Fischer Bouma Partnership and Richard Hartlage of Land Morphology will provide project information and present the schematic design.  The design incorporates feedback heard from the community at the first public meeting in September.

 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 Woodland Park Zoo Rose Garden.

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, The Arc of King County, and the Phinney Neighborhood Association.

For more information about this project and to review information from the first meeting,  please visit  or contact Jay Rood, Seattle Parks and Recreation, 206-733-9194 or