Join Mayor Greg Nickels, Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Northgate community at a celebration that marks the beginning of construction for Hubbard Homestead Park on September 26, 2009 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Participate in a chalk “paint by numbers” art project, create your own drawings and enjoy light refreshments in the parking lot that will soon be a green gathering space at NE 112th St & 5th Ave NE.
This 3.73-acre site was recommended for acquisition by the Northgate community in the 1993 Northgate Area Comprehensive Plan.
“We’ve envisioned a park at this site for a long time, and I’m very pleased that it’s becoming a reality,” Nickels said. “The park will provide green breathing space as this lively urban center continues to attract jobs and housing.”
The name Hubbard Homestead Park was chosen for the site and honors Harry Hubbard’s family, homesteaders who lived at the site from 1913 – 1968. The Hubbards learned to love and value nature, and with this name the city honors their commitment to environmental conservation.
Together Parks and Mithun Landscape Architect and prime consultant for the project, led an extensive public outreach process, including a Cultural Audit™ that gathered information directly from people in the neighborhood about their interest in creating a new green heart for the Northgate community. To view more about the Cultural Audit™ , watch it on the Seattle Channel: http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=4192
After an extensive community planning process, Parks is moving forward on construction of this innovative park. It will connect to and integrate into the overall fabric of the community, providing walking circuits, green open spaces, an elaborate water feature and a half basketball court.
The 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy provides $2.5 million for the implementation of this design.
For more information please visit the website http://seattle.gov/parks/projects/hubbard_homestead/ or contact Patrick Donohue, project manager at Patrick.firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 684-9286.
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