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

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the Wedgwood community to participate in the design of a new park located at 8605 35th Ave. NE. Please join SPR staff and the design consultant, Studio 41, on Monday, February 25, 2019 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Thornton Creek Elementary School, 7712 40th Ave. NE. This meeting is an opportunity to learn about the project and provide input that will inform the overall design for the park.

A second meeting will be held on April 3 to show design options that reflect what we heard from the community. This will also be an opportunity for community members to provide additional input on park design options.

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.

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 their partnership.