The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at 100 Dexter Ave. N, in the Parks Administration Building at Denny Way and Dexter Avenue N.
The agenda includes:
Park Classification System Policy. Under a proposed park classification system policy, Parks and Recreation would identify each park in the system as one of several types: pocket park, downtown park, neighborhood park, community park, recreation area, natural area/greenbelt, boulevard/ green street/trail, or special use park. Doing so would recognize the unique nature of each property according to its size, its setting within a neighborhood, the amenities it provides to park visitors, its accessibility to the public, and its soil, hydrology, vegetation, and habitat. The system would provide guidelines for future development, provide a basis for appropriate programming, and inform planting and other design standards. The Board heard a staff briefing on a proposal at its July 9, 2009, meeting, and held a public hearing on it at the October 8, 2009 meeting.
Scheduling Athletic Field Closures for Maintenance. Parks staff will brief the Board on a proposal to create a schedule for athletic field maintenance closures. Such a schedule will ensure safe athletic venues for Seattle’s many athletes, limit impacts on field users, and provide predictability for future maintenance closures. The Board will hold a public hearing and discuss and make a recommendation to the Superintendent on the proposal at later dates.
Briefing papers are available on the web at: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/parkboard/default.asp.
The Board of Park Commissioners is a seven-member citizen board created by the City Charter. Three members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council; three members are appointed by the City Council; and one member is appointed by the Park Board. The Board meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month to advise the Parks and Recreation Superintendent, the Mayor, and the City Council on parks and recreation matters. For more information, please contact Sandy Brooks at 206-684-5066 or firstname.lastname@example.org.