Celebrate the conclusion of Horatio Law’s South Park Crisálida

Come celebrate the conclusion of Horatio Law’s South Park Crisálida project at Summer Splash at Marra-Desimone Park on Sunday, August 14. Co-sponsored with South Park Arts, Summer Splash recognizes and honors South Park residents who participated in the creation of Community Yarns that cover the South Park Crisálida artwork. The celebration includes hands-on art activities featuring South Park artists Elise Consek and Tristen Warner, and a presentation on Urban Hydrology by Karina Adams and Therese Graf.

South Park Summer Splash
Sunday, August 14, 11a.m. – 3p.m.
Marra-Desimone Park (park entrance on Director St between 5th Ave S and 7th Ave S)

South Park Crisálida was created to raise community awareness for the 14th and Concord Sewer Improvement Project that Seattle Public Utilities is constructing and became a destination piece that attracted visitors to the neighborhood during construction. The sculpture was on display within the construction zone along 14th Ave. S. in May and was moved to Marra Desimone Park for a temporary summer exhibition. The Community Yarns created by South Park community members will be on display at the South Park Branch Library at a future date.

South Park Crisálida is commissioned with Seattle Public Utilities 1% for Art funds and administered by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.

Image: Horatio Law; South Park Crisálida; Steel, nylon;18”x6”x6”; 2016; image courtesy of the artist.

Community invited to review design for Marra-Desimone Park

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites families, neighbors, and farmers to review the design for the future improvements at Marra-Desimone Park on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 from 5:45 – 7:45 p.m. at the South Park Community Center, 8319 8th Ave. S.

Seattle Parks and Recreation would like to thank everyone who attended the first meeting in September.  The input provided at that meeting helped inform the design for the 8.7-acre community park. At this meeting, Barker Landscape Architect and Seattle Parks and Recreation project manager will provide background on the project, and present the park design. Marra-Desimone Park (including Marra-farm) is located at 9026 4th Ave. S.

The park improvements focus on park access for all, safety in design, space for community recreation and an enhanced farm and garden. The Long Range Development Plan developed with community input in 2008 will guide the design process. The meeting will include interpreters for Spanish and Vietnamese language speakers, and a youth activity associated with the design.

This project is funded by the Parks and Green Spaces Levy.

For more information about this project and to download translated flyer please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/marra-desimone/.  For special meeting accommodations or questions contact Jay Rood, Seattle Parks and Recreation, 206-733-9194 or jay.rood@seattle.gov.

 

South Park neighborhood invited to participate in future design of Marra-Desimone Park

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites families, neighbors, and farmers to provide input on the next phase of improvements for the Marra-Desimone Park on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015 from 6- 8 p.m. Seattle Parks and Recreation and the design team will host the community meeting at the South Park Community Center, 8319 8th Ave S.

Our goal for this meeting is to gather input for the improvements of this 8.7 acre community park that will inspire the design and create a sustainable community amenity. At the meeting, Seattle Parks and Recreation’s project manager and Barker Landscape Architects will provide background park information and gather community input on park elements and design features. The meeting will include interpreters for Spanish and Vietnamese language speakers, and a youth activity associated with the design.

The park improvements will focus on park access for all, safety in design, space for community recreation and an enhanced farm and garden. The Long Range Development Plan developed with community input in 2008 will guide the design process.

This project is funded by the Parks and Green Spaces Levy.

For more information about this project and to download translated flyers please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/marra-desimone/.  For special meeting accommodations or questions contact Jay Rood, Seattle Parks and Recreation, 733-9194 or jay.rood.seattle.gov.

Download the project flyer