Seattle Parks and Recreation invites input on design of new park in Wedgwood neighborhood

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is hosting a table at the Wedgwood Community Picnic at the Hunter Tree Farm, 7744 35th Ave. NE on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. This is an opportunity for the community to learn about the new park coming to the Wedgwood neighborhood, meet the design team and provide input on the design of the future park located at 8605 35th Ave. NE.

After working closely with the community to identify possible new park locations, SPR purchased the .33-acre site in 2014 to provide the neighborhood access to more open space in this urban area. SPR will work with the community on the design and encourages community participation. Fun activities and light refreshments will be served as we gather your input on the design. Please stop by our table and participate.

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/wedgwood-landbanked-site-park-development

For questions about the project or if you need an interpreter or accommodations please contact Colin Campbell colin.campbell@seattle.gov or 206-256-5604.

Thank you to the Wedgwood Community Council for hosting this event.