Seattle Parks and Recreation encourages the community to participate in the design of new park in Little Saigon neighborhood

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is partnering with the Little Saigon community to host an opportunity to gather input on designs for the new park during the Community Ballot Party on Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Pho Bac Súp Shop, 1240 S Jackson St.

Join us for an opportunity to learn about this project and provide ideas about the design of the new park located across from Lam’s Seafood Market at 1224 S King St. in the Little Saigon neighborhood.

After working closely with the community to identify possible new park locations, SPR purchased the .27-acre site in 2013 to provide the neighborhood access to more open space in this urban area. The design will provide a connection between King and Jackson streets and will incorporate accessibility features in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. SPR will work with the community on the design and encourages community participation.

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.

Thank you to Friends of Little Saigon, SCIDpda and Pho Bac Súp Shop! For more information or for meeting notification translations please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/little-saigon-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