Community invited to learn about upcoming improvements for Ballard Playfield

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to learn about proposed improvements scheduled for Ballard Playfield.  Please join us on Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. NW. Ballard Playfield is well used by the community, especially by youth leagues, and this improvement project will help us meet our city’s growing demand for recreational facilities. 

 The project includes installing two baseball synthetic turf infields, replacing the field lighting system, improving access to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other field enhancements. Ballard Playfield is located at 2644 NW 60th St.

 Seattle Parks and Recreation is investing in state-of-the-art synthetic turf systems that provide safe, playable and durable fields. Additionally, we are investing in high quality energy-efficient field lighting which minimizes light and glare impacts off the field while providing recreation light on the field.

 For more information please visit: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/ballard-playground-athletic-field-improvements

 For questions about the project or if you need an interpreter or accommodations please contact Libby Hudson at 206-256-5988 or Libby.hudson@seattle.gov.

 

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Seattle Parks and Recreation invites input on three design options for the expansion of Greenwood Park

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to an Open House on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Greenwood Park addition, 8805 Fremont Ave. N. The community is encouraged to attend the Open House in the park and provide input on the three design options for the addition to Greenwood Park. This is an opportunity for you to meet the design team, provide feedback on the future design, enjoy free activities and food, and get to know your neighbors.

SPR purchased this .1-acre site at 8805 Fremont Ave. N in 2013 to provide more open space for the growing neighborhood and expand the existing Greenwood Park. The property is surrounded by Greenwood Park. The acquisition of the property was identified in the Greenwood neighborhood plan and the 2009 Greenwood Park Master Plan.

The design of the new parcel builds upon several years of work and design from the community process led by Vision Greenwood. It will incorporate accessibility features in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and reflect the community input received.

Funding for this park project is provided by the Seattle Park District. Approved by voters in 2014, the Seattle Park District provides more than $47 million a year in long-term funding to tackle the $267-million major maintenance backlog for Seattle Parks and Recreation as well as other facilities including the Aquarium and Zoo. In addition, it provides funding to improve and rehabilitate community centers, preserve the urban forest, perform day-to-day maintenance of parks and facilities, provide more recreation opportunities for people from underserved communities, provide programs for people of all ages and abilities, and acquire and develop new park land.

For more information or for meeting notification translations please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/greenwood-park-addition

For questions about the project or if you need an interpreter or accommodations please contact Karimah Cooper Edwards at 206-233-0063 or Karimah.edwards@seattle.gov.

Thank you to the North Seattle Boys and Girls Club and Vision Greenwood for their partnership.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Community invited to participate in design review at final meeting for Soundview Playfield renovation

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to a public Open House for the renovation of Soundview Playfield on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Join SPR’s staff and BRCA Design consultants at Loyal Heights Community Center, 2101 NW 77th St., to provide comments on the final design for Soundview Playfield renovation.

The proposed project for the Soundview Playfield, 1590 NW 90th St., will include installation of synthetic field surfacing, the addition of lighting, access improvements that meet the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other site enhancements.

SPR is investing in a state-of-the-art synthetic turf system that provides safe, playable, and durable fields. Additionally, we are investing in high quality energy-efficient field lighting which minimizes spill light and glare while providing recreation light on the field. Synthetic turf and lighting improvements will be prioritized on the lower field, and we anticipate providing additional improvements for the upper field as the budget allows. These upgrades will also address recreational demands and repair field drainage issues.

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 to Seattle Parks and Recreation for 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 please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/soundview-playfield-athletic-field-renovation. 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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Washington Park Arboretum Loop Trail Grand Opening

Community invited to come celebrate and “Loop the Loop”

Seattle Parks and Recreation, University of Washington and the Arboretum Foundation invite the community to the grand opening celebration of the Washington Park Arboretum Loop Trail on Sunday, April 8, 2018 from noon to 3 p.m.

The day will be filled with festivities along the path, including music, free snacks, food trucks, a talk by outdoors writer Craig Romano and an opportunity to explore the new multi-use trail. The official opening remarks and “vine-cutting” ceremony takes place at 1 p.m. at the Birch Lot off Lake Washington Blvd E.

The new multi-use trail daylights the creek, gives greater access to the wetlands and  collections, and fulfills the Washington Park Arboretum values of education, recreation and conservation.  Visit http://www.washington.edu/news/2018/04/03/new-arboretum-trail-daylights-creek-gives-greater-access-to-wetlands/ to read more about the completion of the trail.

Parking is limited and organizers are encouraging people to carpool, take public transit, bike or walk to the event.  For  more information on the event please visit https://www.arboretumfoundation.org/events/loop-trail/

 

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Second phase of Victory Heights Playground improvement begins

Spring is here and LW Sundstrom, Inc. will begin the second phase of the Victory Heights Playground improvement project in early April. This phase includes the installation of field drainage, construction of a new drainage swale, construction of an asphalt perimeter loop pathway, completion of the half basketball court, and installation of new benches. We anticipate the playfield to be closed from early April through June. Victory Heights Playground is located in northeast Seattle at 1737 NE 106th St., 98125.

Phase 1 of the Victory Heights Playground improvement project opened to the community in early February 2018. The first phase of the project provided a renovated accessible playground that features new play area equipment for children ages 2 to 5 and 5 to 12 complete with new slides, net climbing elements, swings, musical instruments, a merry-go-round, and a deluxe coupe car climbing element as requested by the public. The improved picnic area creates an inviting community space with additional picnic tables and seating. The project also reconfigured the basketball court and now offers a separate sand play area.

For more information about the project please visit https://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/victory-heights-park-play-area-renovation or contact the project manager, Katie Bang at katie.bang@seattle.gov or 206-684-9286.

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