Seattle Parks and Recreation is hosting an open house meeting for Rainier Beach organizations and stakeholders on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 7 p.m. at South Shore K-8 School Rotunda. South Shore K-8 School is located at 4800 S Henderson St. At this meeting Parks will introduce the opportunity for possible partnerships with Seattle Parks in operating and providing services at Rainier Beach Community Center and Pool.
This Request for Interest (RFI) process is an opportunity to jumpstart some of the goals and priorities outlined in the Rainier Beach Neighborhood Plan Update that the Department of Neighborhoods and Department of Planning and Development have been working with the community on over the last year. Parks supports the goal of actively engaging Rainier Beach community members and would like to start exploring partnership opportunities with interested community stakeholders for the new community center and pool in Rainier Beach which is scheduled to open in fall 2013.
The $25 million investment in this new 46,500 square foot facility demands that it be open and accessible for a broad range of community activities. Recognizing the ongoing limitations of the City’s operating budget, it is prudent to look at new ways to help maximize the use of the Rainier Beach Community Center and Pool. Through the RFI process, Parks hopes to identify community partners who can offer programs to the community and make productive use of the facility that will help stretch the City’s resources beyond what tax dollars might be able to provide.
For project information please visit http://seattle.gov/parks/projects/rainier_beach_cc/ or contact Susanne Rockwell, Parks Planner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-684-0902. For interpretation services at the meeting please contact Karen O’Connor 206-684-8020 or Karen.o’email@example.com. To learn more about the Neighborhood Plan Update please visit http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/planning/neighborhood_planning/neighborhoodplanupdates/rainierbeach/default.asp.