Lake City neighborhood invited to participate in planning for the Lake City floodplain park site

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR), Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), and Mid Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group invite the Lake City Community to participate in the first of three online planning workshops for the future Lake City Floodplain Park, 2318 NE 125th Street, Seattle, WA 98125, on Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 7 p.m. To receive a Zoom link for the workshop, please register at lakecityfloodplainpark.com/register.

This first online workshop will introduce the project, we will share what we have learned about the project site, and the project team will listen to community needs for the neighborhood and dreams for the new park. Community feedback about how Lake City residents would like to use the upcoming park will be incorporated into park design, and what the project team hears from the community in this first workshop will be brought back in two upcoming workshops (Summer 2022 and Fall 2022) for further community input to make sure this new park is an accessible space that supports a healthier creek and serves the needs of the Lake City community.

The community encouraged the purchase of the property, previously privately owned, because they saw an opportunity to create more green space in the Lake City community and to restore and protect Thornton Creek. In response to strong community advocacy and support, Seattle Parks and Recreation and Seattle Public Utilities jointly purchased the property in 2019.

For more information on this project, and to learn how you can contribute ideas at any time, please visit lakecityfloodplainpark.com. For additional information on the project planning please contact Cynthia McCoy, Seattle Parks and Recreation at Cynthia.McCoy@seattle.gov Holly Scarlett, Seattle Public Utilities at Holly.Scarlett@seattle.gov.  For information about the public workshops or how you can provide input contact Tracy Banaszynski, Mid Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group at tracy@midsoundfisheries.org.