Community encouraged to provide input for renovation of South Park Community Center play area at Duwamish River Festival

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to a learn about the South Park Community Center play area renovation project during the Duwamish River Festival on Sat., August 20, 2016.  Join us at Duwamish Waterway Park, 7900 10th Ave S., between 1 and 3 p.m. and provide input on play equipment. This meeting is an opportunity for the community to meet the design team from Cascade Design Collaborative, learn about the project and provide input. South Park Community Center Play Area is located at 8319 8th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108 and the play area is behind the center.

This project will replace play equipment, provide access for people with disabilities and improve safety and other features at the park. Families, neighbors and park supporters are encouraged to attend the festival and participate in a park survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SPCCPlayArea

The Seattle Park District provides the funding for this renovation.  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 about the project and to download translated flyers (Spanish and Vietnamese) please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/south_park_cc/play_area.htm

or contact Karimah Edwards at 206-233-0063 or Karimah.edwards@seattle.gov