Seattle Parks and Recreation invites community to review Greenwood Park addition design

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to the final public meeting for the Greenwood Park addition project on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. Join us at the Greenwood Park addition, 8805 Fremont Ave. N.

The final schematic design is based on input we heard from our public process and responds to input from the three concepts presented in early June. The community is encouraged to attend the public meeting in the park to review the final schematic design. It is an opportunity to meet the design team, and provide final feedback.

SPR purchased this .1-acre site at 8805 Fremont Ave. N in 2013 to provide more open space for the growing neighborhood and expand the existing Greenwood Park. The property is surrounded by Greenwood Park. The acquisition of the property was identified in the Greenwood neighborhood plan and the 2009 Greenwood Park Master Plan.

The design of the new parcel builds upon several years of work and design from the community process led by Vision Greenwood. It will incorporate accessibility features in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and reflects the community input received.

Funding for this park project is provided by the Seattle Park District. Approved by voters in 2014, the 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 provides funding to 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, provide 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/greenwood-park-addition. For questions about the project or if you need an interpreter or accommodations please contact Katie Bang at katie.bang@seattle.gov or 206-6844-9268. Thank you to the North Seattle Boys and Girls Club and Vision Greenwood for their partnership.