Seattle Parks and Recreation begins design process for the A.B. Ernst Park addition

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to provide input on the design for the addition to A.B. Ernst Park on Sunday June 26, 2016 at the Fremont Sunday Market from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Seattle Parks and Recreation is moving forward with park development of the parcel purchased in 2010 and located at 719 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.

Please join Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Planner and Site Workshop, landscape architects, at the Fremont Sunday Market to provide your ideas about park addition. We will have an Open House tent at the market to show design options and gather community input. This is the first public meeting for this project.

The Open House is an opportunity to learn about the project and gather the community’s ideas for the park design. Please participate in this survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ErnstPark and participate (post pins) on Pinterest site hosted by the Site Workshops.  https://www.pinterest.com/ernstpark2016/

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/