Seattle Parks and Recreation will hold two public meetings with the community to discuss improvements at Delridge Playfield. The first meeting will be on Monday, October 19, 2009; the second meeting will be on Monday, November 23, 2009. Both meetings will be from 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Delridge Community Center located at 4501 Delridge Way SW.
The field renovation includes replacing the existing all-weather sand/silt fields with synthetic turf to provide adult soccer and Ultimate Frisbee. It will also improve ADA accessibility and replace the existing field lights with more energy efficient, neighbor friendly lighting.
The Parks and Green Spaces Levy provides $3.2 million for project funding. Construction is scheduled to start in spring 2010 with completion by fall.
Seattle voters passed the Parks and Green Spaces Levy by an impressive 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, and by November 2009, just one year after the passage of the Levy, will have added 2.53 acres to the park system and brought eight new development Levy projects to completion, will have four projects in construction, and will have 21 projects in the planning and design phase.
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