Seattle Parks and Recreation will host a final meeting for the Matthews Beach Park Play Area Renovation on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at the Brig in Magnuson Park, 6330 NE 74th Street. At this meeting a preferred design will be presented and refined with community input.
The renovation project, identified in the Parks and Green Spaces Levy, will provide new play equipment for children ages 2 -12, site improvements to enhance safety, and improvements that will ensure access for all users.
Seattle voters passed the Parks and Green Spaces Levy by a 59% vote in November 2008. The $146 million Levy provides acquisition funding for new neighborhood parks and green spaces and development funding for projects such as improved playfields, reservoir lid parks, renovated playgrounds, community gardens, and safety upgrades at city owned cultural facilities. Recognizing the importance of creating vibrant and engaging green spaces for Seattle as it grows, Seattle Parks and Recreation moved quickly into action, and has added 2.53 acres to the park system and completed eight new development projects, with six projects in construction, and another 21 projects in the planning and design phase.
For more information, please contact Emily Fuller, Project Manager, at 206-684-7047 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.cityofseattle.net/parks/projects/matthews_beach/play_area.htm