The activities and improvements funded by the Seattle Park District in 2019 were plentiful and multi-faceted, including improving community center services; restoring our urban forest; working with partners to activate and enliven downtown parks; improving off-leash areas; and working with partners to provide culturally relevant programming to people of color, LGBTQIA, immigrants, refugees, and adults in neighborhoods with prevalent health and enrichment disparities.
These are a just a few of the projects and activities funded by the Seattle Park District in 2019. The new Seattle Park District 2019 Annual Report provides highlights of last year’s activities and a comprehensive list of accomplishments in neighborhoods throughout the city.
Approved by Seattle voters in August 2014, the Seattle Park District collects property taxes to fund a wide range of projects and programs. Among the 2019 achievements:
- Completed 32 major maintenance projects, including play areas, irrigation repairs, pool maintenance projects, and paving improvements on the Burke-Gilman Trail
- Performed maintenance such as carpentry, electrical work, painting, and plumbing at 20 facilities at night with our Third Shift Crew, minimizing disruption to programs and to the public
- Served 35,000 residents in underrepresented and low-income communities in three recreation programs funded by the Park District
- Continued the development of our land-banked sites, completing two new parks (Alice Ball in Greenwood and Urban Triangle in downtown), starting construction on three others, and continuing the design process for nine more