Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to provide feedback on the schematic design for the addition to A.B. Ernst Park. Please join us on Monday, October 24, 2016 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Doric Temple #92, 619 N. 36th St. prior to the Fremont Neighborhood Council meeting for an open house. In addition, we will do a short presentation at the beginning of the Fremont Neighborhood Council meeting at 7 p.m.
This project will expand upon the existing A.B. Ernst Park, provide access for people with disabilities and improve safety and other park features. Seattle Parks and Recreation purchased the parcel next to A.B. Ernst Park, 719 N 35th St. in 2010. Thank you to all who participated in our previous events and in the on-line survey. We incorporated your input into the plan for the park and encourage you to come to the final meeting for this park project.
The Seattle Park District provides $750,000 in funding for the capital improvement project which includes the construction budget for $465,000. Approved by voters in 2014, the Seattle Park District provides more than $47 million a year in long-term funding for Seattle Parks and Recreation including maintenance of parklands and facilities, operation of community centers and recreation programs, and development of new neighborhood parks on previously acquired sites. 2016 is the first full year of implementation and will include funding to tackle the $267-million major maintenance backlog; and will fund the improvement and rehabilitation of community centers; preservation of the urban forest; major maintenance at the Aquarium and Zoo; day-to-day maintenance of parks and facilities; more recreation opportunities for people from underserved communities, programs for young people, people with disabilities, and older adults; development of new parks; and acquisition of new park land.
Thank you to the FNC for hosting this meeting and for their continued support of Seattle Parks and Recreation. The Fremont Neighborhood Council (FNC) has been working on behalf of Fremont residents since 1980. We collaborate on issues including public safety, transportation, land use, historic preservation, housing, and parks and help support neighbors’ special projects and more. Visit the Fremont Neighborhood Council website at fremontneighborhoodcouncil.org to find our meeting schedule and membership information or contact us at Fremont.Neighborhood.Council@gmail.com.
If you need an interpreter or accommodations, please contact Karen O’Connor at karen.o’firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-233-7929. For more information about the project please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/a_b_ernst/