Children from Lawton Elementary and the neighborhood flocked to the renovated play area in Lawton Park, 3843 26th Ave. W, last week after Seattle Parks and Recreation removed construction fencing from the most recent play area renovation project.
The renovation project, identified in the Parks and Green Spaces Levy provided new play equipment for children ages 2-12, site improvements to enhance safety and paving of east and west pathways to improve access by all users. Low fencing will remain in place near the play area to allow the grass to establish.
Seattle Parks and Recreation in-house landscape architects incorporated valuable ideas collected at two public meetings into the final design. Parks awarded the construction contract to P.I. Resources of Seattle.
Seattle voters passed the Parks and Green Spaces Levy by a 59% vote in November 2008. The $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.
For more information, please contact Kim Baldwin, Project Manager 206-615-0810 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://seattle.gov/parks/projects/lawton/playground.htm
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