Seattle Parks and Recreation invites community to review schematic design and submit potential names for new park in Wedgwood neighborhood

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the Wedgwood community to review the schematic design and provide input for a new park located at 8605 35th Ave. NE. in northeast Seattle. Please join SPR staff and the design consultant, Studio 41, on Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 10 a.m. to noon at the park site, 8605 35th Ave. NE. This Open House is an opportunity for the community to review the design and learn about the construction timeline. Additionally, this Open House will serve as the kick-off for the naming process for the site.

After working closely with the community to identify possible new park locations in the Wedgwood neighborhood, SPR purchased the .33-acre site at 8605 35th Ave. NE in 2014 to provide the neighborhood access to more open space in this urban area. SPR has hosted two community meetings and input received from the meetings has been incorporated into the schematic design. Funding for this park project is provided by the Seattle Park District.

Please submit suggestions for park names in writing by Thursday, September 12, 2019, and include an explanation of how your suggestion matches the naming criteria. The Park Naming Policy, clarifying the criteria applied when naming a park, can be found at http://www.seattle.gov/parks/Publications/namingPolicy.htm. Please send name suggestions to Seattle Parks and Recreation, Parks Naming Committee, 100 Dexter Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109, or by e-mail to paula.hoff@seattle.gov.The Parks Naming Committee will consider all suggestions and make a recommendation to Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent Jesús Aguirre, who will make the final decision.

For more information about the project please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/wedgwood-landbanked-site-park-development. For additional 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 Café Javasti for their support of this Open House and to the Wedgwood Community Council for their partnership with outreach for the project.