Seattle Parks and Recreation is hosting a community celebration for the Westcrest Park expansion on Saturday, July 25, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The ribbon cutting ceremony is at 11:15 a.m. The event offers music by Correo Aereo, youth soccer fun by West Seattle Soccer Club, and an obstacle course relay by Camp Long Environmental Learning Center. Additional family entertainment includes face painting, a bouncy house and model plane making. What Up Dog and Full-Tilt Ice Cream will be at the community event. Westcrest Park is located in the Highland Park neighborhood in West Seattle at 9000 8th Ave SW. [Read more…]
On Wednesday, July 8, 2015, Seattle Parks and Recreation will open the 20-acre expansion of Westcrest Park at the West Seattle Reservoir, located at 9000 8th Ave. SW in the Highland Park neighborhood of West Seattle. The new park expansion is the fifth reservoir lid-park collaboration between Seattle Parks and Recreation and Seattle Public Utilities (SPU).
The 20-acre expansion of the park captures panoramic views of the mountains and city skyline, while integrating a range of multi-generational amenities. Features include a flexible great lawn, a new play area with two zip-lines and a hillside slides, swaths of native prairie, strolling paths, parking and streetscape improvements, restrooms, and public art. A mix of oak species will provide strategic shading, frame views and contribute to Seattle’s urban forest and habitat for generations to come. Site Workshop collaborated with the community, Seattle Parks and Recreation and SPU on designing the park and Mid-Mountain Construction built the park. [Read more…]
Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to participate in the planning for the future park on the West Seattle Reservoir lid adjacent to Westcrest Park at a public meeting on February 6, 2010 from 10 a.m. to noon at Southwest Community Center, 2801 SW Thistle St, Seattle WA 98126.
Whether you’re hearing about the new and unique community park on the top of the West Seattle Reservoir at Westcrest Park for the first time, or are already actively involved, the design team invites you to bring your ideas and creative thoughts to the public meeting.
Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is replacing its open reservoirs with underground structures that will improve the quality and security of our water supply, and will provide new public open space on the reservoir lids. The West Seattle Reservoir is located at 9000 8th Ave SW. Lid construction is underway at this site and park construction is scheduled to start in early 2011.
The Parks and Green Spaces Levy provides $3 million for planning, design and construction of this new park. Seattle voters passed the Parks and Green Spaces Levy 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. Recognizing the importance of creating vibrant and engaging green spaces for Seattle as it grows, Seattle Parks and Recreation moved quickly into action, and has added 2.53 acres to the park system and completed eight new development projects, with six projects in construction, and another 24 projects in the planning and design phase.
For additional information about the project please visit http://seattle.gov/parks/projects/west_seattle_reservoir/ or contact Susanne Friedman, Parks Planner, at 206-684-0902 or Susanne.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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