Seattle Parks and Recreation needs input for A.B. Ernst Park addition

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to provide feedback on design options for the addition to A.B. Ernst Park. Please join us on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Fremont Branch Library, 731 N. 35th St.  This project will expand upon the existing A.B. Ernst Park, provide access for people with disabilities and improve safety and other park features. Seattle Parks and Recreation purchased the parcel to next to A.B. Ernst Park, 719 N 35th St. in 2010.  

Funding for the development of this project is provided by 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 the urban forest; 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.

If you need an interpreter or accommodations please contact Karimah Cooper Edwards at 206-233-0064 or Karimah.edwards@seattle.gov. For more information about the project please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/a_b_ernst/