We need your input on the design of your new park in the West Seattle Junction

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to provide input at one of our Open Houses on Thursday, February 1, 2018. Please join the design team from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the site at 4731 40th Ave. SW. This is an opportunity for the community to review design concepts and discuss ideas for the development of this new park. Design concepts will be shown in a virtual reality 3D model format to help the community better visualize the design concepts.

Property to be developed into a new park.

SPR purchased the .65-acre property in 2012. The design of the park will incorporate accessibility features in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and provide access to open space within this high density urban village. Thank you to everyone who provided initial input in September at the West Seattle Farmers Market. We will continue to work with the community on the design and encourage community members of all ages to participate. Light refreshments will be served.

The Seattle Park District funds the development of this parcel into a park. The voter-approved Seattle Park District provides more than $47 million a year in long-term funding to tackle the $267-million major maintenance backlog for Seattle Parks and Recreation as well as other facilities including the Aquarium and Zoo. In addition, it will improve and rehabilitate community centers, preserve the urban forest, perform day-to-day maintenance of parks and facilities, provide more recreation opportunities for people from underserved communities, increase programs for people of all ages and abilities, and acquire and develop new park land.

For more information or for meeting notification translations please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/west-seattle-junction-park-development. For questions about the project or if you need an interpreter or accommodations please contact Karimah Cooper Edwards at 206-233-0063 or Karimah.edwards@seattle.gov.