Seattle Parks and Recreation invites community input for renovation of Discovery Park play area

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to provide input on play area equipment for the Discovery Park play area on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Seattle Parks and Recreation staff and Harrison Design Consultants are hosting an Open House from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center, 3801 Discovery Park Blvd.

This project will replace play equipment, provide access for people of all abilities and improve safety and other features at the play area. The Discovery Park play area is located near the Environmental Learning Center, behind the tennis courts.  The community is encouraged to participate in a short play area survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DiscoParkPA

Funding for the project is provided by the 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy and the Seattle Park District.  Approved by voters in 2014, the Seattle Park District provides more than $47 million a year in long-term funding for Seattle Parks and Recreation including maintenance of parklands and facilities, operation of community centers and recreation programs, and development of new neighborhood parks on previously acquired sites. 2016 is the first full year of implementation and will include funding to tackle the $267-million major maintenance backlog; and will fund the improvement and rehabilitation of community centers; preservation of urban forests; major maintenance at the Aquarium and Zoo; day-to-day maintenance of parks and facilities; more recreation opportunities for people from underserved communities, programs for young people, people with disabilities, and older adults; development of new parks; and acquisition of new park land.

For more information on this project please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/discovery/play_area/ or contact Karimah Edwards at Karimah.edwards@seattle.gov or 206-233-0063. The Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center will be offering other family fun activities on April 23.  Pre-registration if required for the bird tour, tidepool trek and Earth Day Beach clean-up.  For more information on these programs visit  www.seattle.gov/parks/environment/discovery.htm or call 206-386-4237.