The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 9, in the Park Board Room at 100 Dexter Ave. N at the corner of Dexter and Denny.
The meeting agenda includes:
Board discussion and recommendation to the Superintendent on the use of the Atlantic City Nursery site.
Parks and Recreation operated the Atlantic City Nursery at 5513 S Cloverdale St. from the 1940s until January 2010, when it was closed as a budget reduction. The 10.9 acre property features wetlands, trees, and a blueberry patch, and includes six buildings, including two greenhouses, three lath houses, and one office/shed. Parks is undertaking a process to identify a new use for the site that benefits the public, is compatible with the natural features of the site, and includes a partnership with a group to minimize operations and maintenance costs. The Board heard a staff briefing on the process at its July 8 meeting and held a public hearing at its August 12 meeting.
Possible change of use at some of Seattle’s underused tennis courts.
The Board will hear a staff briefing on the possibility that Parks will conduct a pilot project at selected underused tennis courts under which Parks would allow other emerging forms of recreation such as dodgeball and bicycle polo. The Board will hold a public hearing on the concept at its September 23 meeting and will discuss it and make a recommendation to the Superintendent at its October 28 meeting.
West Seattle Reservoir Project schematic design.
Parks staff will present a briefing on the proposed schematic design for the 20-acre lid on the West Seattle Reservoir at Westcrest Park. For more information on the project, please go to http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/west_seattle_reservoir/.
A briefing paper on the Atlantic City Nursery site is available on the web at http://www.seattle.gov/parks/parkboard/. Briefing papers on the possible pilot project and the West Seattle Reservoir will be available at that site on Friday, September 3.
The Board of Park Commissioners is a seven-member citizen board created by the City Charter. Three members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council; three members are appointed by the City Council; and one member is appointed by the Park Board. The Board meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month to advise the
Parks and Recreation Superintendent, the Mayor, and the City Council on parks and recreation matters. For more information, please contact Sandy Brooks at 206-684-5066 or email@example.com.