Seattle Park District provides funding for improvements at Golden Gardens Park Off-Leash Area

Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Landscape Architect and Project Manager are hosting an event at the Golden Gardens Off-Leash Area on Thursday, August 30 from 4. to 6 p.m. This is an opportunity for the community to review and comment on plans to install agility equipment at the park. Golden Gardens Park Dog Off-Leash Area is located in the upper north portion of the park at 8498 Seaview Pl. NW.

The Seattle Park District’s Maintaining Parks and Facilities funding initiative provides funding to improve Dog Off-Leash Areas (OLAs) throughout Seattle. This initiative provides $100,000 annually until 2020 and will improve existing off-leash areas through increased maintenance while providing updates to aging infrastructure. In 2016, we completed a capital plan for all OLAs, People, Dogs and Parks Plan.  This plan provides a scope and prioritization of projects.

The first four improvement projects were completed over the last two years at Magnuson Park, Genesee Park, Regrade Park and Woodland Park OLAs.

For more information about the project please visit http://wwwqa.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/dog-off-leash-areas

To find other OLAs managed by Seattle Parks and Recreation please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/find/dog-off-leash-areas

For more information please contact Shannon Glass at shannon.glass@seattle.gov or 206-733-9313.

 

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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 community to review Greenwood Park addition design

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to the final public meeting for the Greenwood Park addition project on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. Join us at the Greenwood Park addition, 8805 Fremont Ave. N.

The final schematic design is based on input we heard from our public process and responds to input from the three concepts presented in early June. The community is encouraged to attend the public meeting in the park to review the final schematic design. It is an opportunity to meet the design team, and provide final feedback.

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 reflects 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 Katie Bang at katie.bang@seattle.gov or 206-6844-9268. Thank you to the North Seattle Boys and Girls Club and Vision Greenwood for their partnership.

 

 

 

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Wallingford Playfield Play Area

Community encouraged to provide input on design

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to participate in the Wallingford Playfield Play Area meeting on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Please join the project planner and landscape architect at the Wallingford Boys and Girls Club, 1310 N. 45th St.

This meeting is an opportunity to learn about the project and provide input on play equipment and play area design. We need your input! Please participate in the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WallingfordPF_PlayEquipment

Wallingford Play Area is located in the northeast corner of Wallingford Playfield, 4219 Wallingford Ave N. The goal of the project is to replace the current play equipment with new play equipment that will meet current safety standards and assure accessibility to children of all abilities, and to improve access to the play area in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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/wallingford-playfield-play-area-renovation. 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.

Thank you to Wallingford Boys and Girls Club for partnering with us for this meeting. To learn more about them visit www.wallingfordboysandgirlsclub.org

 

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Community invited to learn about Bitter Lake Playfield Lighting Improvement Project

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to a meeting for the Bitter Lake Playfield meeting on Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Bitter Lake Community Center, 13035 Linden Ave N. This meeting is an opportunity for the community to learn about the project and provide input.

The Ballfield Lighting Replacement Program is a 6-year design program to replace lighting systems at various playfields throughout the city. The new lighting systems will reduce light spill into neighboring communities and night skies. Additionally, the new systems will be more energy efficient and provide safe, uniform lighting levels for field users. At Bitter Lake Playfield the investment will provide new poles, fixtures, and electrical control equipment.

For more information please visit: https://www.seattle.gov/parks/find/parks/bitter-lake-playfield

For questions about the project or if you need an interpreter or accommodations please contact Katie Bang at 206-684-9286 or katie.bang@seattle.gov.

 

 

 

 

 

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