Community invited to participate in South Park Community Center Site Redevelopment Project and enjoy free movie night

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to review a detailed site wide design for the exterior park area around South Park Community Center. The new design will include play equipment designs, and spraypark and field details. Please join us on the evening of Friday, April 19, 2019 at the South Park Community Center at 8319 8th Ave. S., 98108. An Open House for reviewing and providing input on the design will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Following this, the community is invited to a free showing of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse at 6 p.m. Ice cream and refreshments will be provided.

This meeting is an opportunity for the community to learn about the South Park Community Center Site Redevelopment Project and provide input on specific features. In spring 2018, SPR finalized a concept design to install and relocate a play area, install a spraypark, create a full-size multi-sport synthetic turf field with a circular walking trail, and add features including an outdoor fitness zone, LED lighting, ADA accessibility, sport court, off-leash area and a renovated parking lot.

This community driven project is funded by the Seattle Park District and includes funding from the Major Projects Challenge Fund, state grants and a partnership with Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences through the Seattle Parks Foundation. SPR hired Broadview Planning in 2017 and MIG/SvR in 2018 to lead the planning and design with an emphasis on providing strategies for mitigating negative health impacts resulting from the site’s proximity to a major transportation corridor. The project incorporates the principles of crime prevention through environmental design and a race and social justice lens with a strong focus on engaging underrepresented communities.

For more information about this project please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/south-park-community-center-play-area-renovation or contact Karimah Edwards at Karimah.edwards@seattle.gov or 206-233-0063.