Seattle Parks and Recreation will host three design meetings for the Matthews Beach Park Play Area Renovation. The first two meetings are the community’s opportunity to provide valuable input on design options and amenities.
The first meeting is Tuesday, December 8, 2009 from 7 – 8:30 at the Brig in Magnuson Park, 6330 NE 74th St. The second meeting is Friday, December 11, 2009 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Magnuson Park Community Center, 7110 62nd Ave NE.
At the third meeting a preferred design will be presented and refined with the community input. This final meeting will be Wednesday, January 20, 2010 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at the Brig in Magnuson Park.
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 new $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 by November 2009 — just one year after the passage of the Levy — will have added 2.53 acres to the park system and completed eight new development projects, will have four 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
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