Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to participate in 2020 Cal Anderson Park, a project to engage the public on how changing assumptions and language can affect the design of the park space and create a sense of belonging for everyone. Please join this on-line discussion about the future of Cal Anderson Park on Wednesday, Aug 5 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at https://dlrgroup.zoom.us/j/94844851658 or Thursday August 6 from noon – 1:30 p.m. at https://dlrgroup.zoom.us/j/98621095552. Choose either day to participate.
“The protests of the past couple months have required that we begin a conversation about how Cal Anderson Park can better serve our community and more firmly speak to our values,” said Jesús Aguirre, Superintendent for Seattle Parks and Recreation. “This park has many meanings to our community, both as a gathering space, and a space to honor the legacy of LGBTQ leaders. And yet, this is just the beginning. Parks are spaces for community to gather, to recreate, to represent our values—what is important to our community must be reflected in our parks. Our goal is to engage community around how we can use Seattle’s parks spaces to support better outcomes for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities in our city and our region.”
Together with the community and Seattle Parks and Recreation, Rico Quirindongo will lead the consultant team of DLR Group and HBB, Inc. to discuss, inventory, and prioritize ideas for interventions to Cal Anderson Park. The goal of Seattle Parks and Recreation is to identify short term action items and long-term strategies to enhance the sense of belonging in the park. Additional opportunities to support the 2020 Cal Anderson Park conversation will include surveys, interviews and additional public meetings in September and October.
For additional questions about project please contact Andy Sheffer at 2020CalAnderson@seattle.gov or visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/find/parks/cal-anderson-park.