Seattle Parks and Recreation invites input on design of new North Rainier park

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to an Open House on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 to provide input on the design of a new park for the north Rainier community. Join SPR’s staff from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Columbia Gardens, 3610 33rd Ave. S to learn about the new park and provide design input. Neighbors of all ages are encouraged to attend and provide feedback on what amenities and park elements are preferred for the neighborhood. Light refreshments and children’s activities will be provided.

SPR purchased multiple parcels located at or adjacent to 3655 35th Ave. S, north of the Safeway parking lot, to provide approximately .75 acres of open space for the urban village. The design of the park will incorporate accessibility features in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and provide access to open space within this high-density urban village. SPR will work with the community on the design and encourages community participation. Please participate in a short survey to inform the design: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NorthRainierPark 

“This park will be an important addition to the north Rainier area as a whole and a wonderful complement to the multi-generational Rainier Court community,” said Jay Woolford, Executive Director of SHAG, which is hosting the meeting and helping support the park concept. “We urge the public to come to the Open House to contribute ideas about how this open space can be most accessible and beneficial to people of all ages.”

Funding for this park project is provided by the Seattle Park District. Approved by Seattle voters in 2014, the Seattle Park District provides more than $47 million a year in long-term funding for SPR including maintenance of parklands and facilities, operation of community centers and recreation programs, and development of new neighborhood parks on previously acquired sites.

For more information or for meeting notification translations, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/north-rainier-landbanked-site-park-development. For questions about the project or if you need an interpreter or accommodations, please contact Karimah Cooper Edwards, Seattle Parks and Recreation, at 206-233-0063 or Karimah.edwards@seattle.gov.

 

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