Community invited to learn about improvements for Golden Gardens Park drainage and stairway

Seattle Parks and Recreation is hosting a public design meeting for the Golden Gardens Park drainage and stairway renovation project on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at the Golden Gardens Bathhouse, 8498 Seaview Pl NW.

This meeting is an opportunity for the community to learn about the project.  Seattle Parks and Recreation staff and the design consultant, Osborn Consulting, Inc., will provide background information and the construction timeline for the upcoming project. 

This project provides drainage improvements and replaces the damaged stairway steps in the park from the lower park area to the dog-off-leash area. The purpose of the project is to renovate the existing storm drainage system and replace the damaged steps with a new stairway to improve the drainage system and related impacts such as hillside erosion. The work will be done in accordance with environmental and regulatory requirements.

We anticipate construction to begin by the end of 2015 and be completed in early 2016.

For more information on this project, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/golden_gardens/drainage.htm.

For more additional questions about the project or to request special meeting accommodations please contact Seattle Parks and Recreation, Capital Project Coordinator, Robert Lee at Robert.lee@seattle.gov or 206-386-4388.

Burn ban lifted: Beach fires can resume

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency today lifted the burn ban for King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

For Seattle Parks and Recreation, this means that beach fires at Alki Beach Park, 1702 Alki Ave. SW, and Golden Gardens Park, 8498 Seaview Ave. NW, can resume. Bonfires scheduled for on-shore Christmas Ship events can also resume.

The rules for beach fires are as follows:

  • Light fires ONLY in designated fire pits, which are available on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • Burn only clean firewood like bare, clean dry cordwood (chemically treated wood like lumber releases a strong-smelling, dirty smoke into the air and burning pallets can leave nails and debris on the beach)
  • Douse your fire completely with water (NOT sand) before leaving
  • Don’t remove anything from the park
  • Dispose of trash and ashes in the containers provided for each
  • Be considerate of others – no amplified music
  • Alcohol is not permitted in Seattle parks

For more information on burn bans please visit the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency at http://www.pscleanair.org/airq/status.aspx.

 

 

Burn ban in effect: Beach fires prohibited at Golden Gardens Park and Alki Beach Park

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) has issued a burn ban for King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

For Seattle Parks and Recreation, this means that beach fires at Alki Beach Park, 1702 Alki Ave. SW, and Golden Gardens Park, 8498 Seaview Ave. NW, are prohibited until the PSCAA lifts the ban. Bonfires lit for on-shore Christmas Ship events will also be affected.

The ban, due to stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution, was issued on November 30, 2014, and will be in effect until further notice. The purpose of a burn ban is to reduce the amount of pollution that is creating unhealthy air.

Violation of the ban can result in a $1,000 fine from the PSCAA.

For more information on burn ban please visit the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency at http://www.pscleanair.org/airq/status.aspx.

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Seattle Parks and Recreation repairs Golden Gardens Park hillside damaged by landslide

Seattle Parks and Recreation will begin work this week on Seaview Place NW/ Golden Gardens Drive NW in Golden Gardens Park. The project will repair landslide damage and install drainage in the hillside. Construction work is expected to be completed by September 30, 2014.

The contractor, Goodfellow Brothers Construction, will work during daylight hours and traffic will be limited to one lane at times. Goodfellow Brothers will have flaggers and construction signage above the dog park and below/south of the railroad tracks to help with the traffic flow and alert drivers.

The site is located along Golden Gardens Drive NW, approximately 800 feet north of the intersection with Seaview Avenue NW. Golden Gardens Drive Northwest is situated in a deep-seated slide zone and is an asphalt-paved roadway that winds through Golden Gardens Park. Golden Garden’s dog park is located north east of the site, and a Burlington Northern Rail line is located west of the site. The remainder of the surrounding area is undeveloped park property. It is one of only two arterial streets (and non-arterial street) by which the heavily-used Shilshole Bay area can be accessed by motor vehicle.  Major landslides and heavy erosion activity have occurred in this general vicinity.

For additional information please contact Garrett Farrell, Seattle Parks and Recreation at 206-233-7921 or garrett.farrell@seattle.gov.