Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to the final public meeting for the proposed improvements at Denny Park. The meeting is Tuesday, April 19, 2016 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Ken Bounds Board Room, 100 Dexter Ave N. Seattle Parks and Recreation staff will present project plans. Following the presentation there will be opportunity for input and questions. Construction is anticipated to begin by mid-2016 with completion by early 2017.
Seattle Parks and Recreation has efficiently coordinated the improvement projects within the park. The project includes storm drainage, sanitary sewer, irrigation system, and pavement replacement. Potential modifications to the parking lot and entry drive will expand available parking and address overflow parking on pathways. Enhancements to the central plaza will improve pedestrian and maintenance vehicle circulation, provide ADA accessibility and create a more functional community gathering space. Planting bed refinements will address maintenance concerns and facilitate design of a new irrigation system that meets long term needs. Other improvements include new benches, café tables and chairs and replacement of the drinking fountain.
Denny Park is located at 100 Dexter Ave N. 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.