Seattle Parks and Recreation invites community to an Open House for High Point Community Center play area renovation project

Other City departments will also be in attendance to provide community updates and services

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to provide input on the High Point Community Center play area renovation project on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the High Point Community Center, 6920 34th Ave. SW. Weather permitting, the event will be held outside near the play area. The landscape architect, project planner and project manager will provide information on the renovation project and gather community input on play features and amenities. The play area is south of the community center near the tennis courts.

This is an all-ages event with light snacks and children’s activities. We encourage all to attend and participate by providing input on the best play area design option for the High Point neighborhood.

This project will replace the play equipment, provide access improvements, and improve safety and other features at the park.

The Seattle Park District provided the funding for this play area improvement project. Approved by Seattle 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.

Translated meeting notices and additional information can be found here: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/high-point-play-area-renovation. If you have questions about the project, or if you would like to request accommodations or need an interpreter, please contact Karimah Edwards, Seattle Parks and Recreation at 206-233-0063 or karimah.edwards@seattle.gov.

Seattle Parks and Recreation is partnering with other City departments to provide the High Point community with updates on other City projects and services. The following will be available during this all-ages event:

  • Wondering what Democracy Vouchers are, and how you can use them this year to support participating candidates running for City Council or City Attorney?
    • Come talk with the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission about the Democracy Voucher Program and have all your questions about this brand new, first-of-its-kind public financing system answered. Learn who the participating candidates are, how to get replacement vouchers, and more!  For more information, stop by our table, visit our website at www.seattle.gov/democracyvoucher, or contact us at democracyvoucher@seattle.gov or (206) 727-8855
  • Seattle Department of Transportation will provide information on the Fauntleroy Boulevard Project, Delridge RapidRide H Line, Summer Play Streets and other Street Use Permits:
      • The Fauntleroy Boulevard Project builds upon previous planning work done by the community to create a gateway entrance to West Seattle via mobility, landscaping, and lighting improvements to Fauntleroy Way SW between 35th Ave SW and SW Alaska St. We’re currently refining the design, including collecting feedback from the community. Visit the project webpage to learn more and complete an online comment form, now through March 31.
      • The Metro RapidRide H Line project will provide fast, frequent, and reliable public transportation between Downtown Seattle and Burien through the Delridge neighborhood. We’re seeking input on two options. Participate in our online open house and survey at http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/rapidrideh.htm. Project materials will be available at this event.
      • Apply Now for Summer Play Streets! With a FREE play street permit, you can temporarily limit your block to local traffic so that kids (and adults) can go out and play in the street. With the extra space, you can play hopscotch or 4-square, have a dance party, practice yoga, create art, have 3-legged races, bounce a ball, skate, bike, and run. The options are endless! The summer season begins on April 1 and ends September 30, 2017. Play streets can happen once or regularly throughout the season, up to three times a week, six hours per day. Learn more and apply at http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/playstreets.htm

 

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Seattle Parks and Recreation invites community to provide input on Georgetown Playfield play area renovation

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to learn about and provide input on the renovation of the Georgetown Playfield play area on Sat., Sept. 24, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Project Manager and Sr. Landscape Architect will be at the Georgetown Playfield picnic shelter to gather input on play equipment options. Georgetown families and friends are encouraged to participate.

This project will replace play equipment, provide access for all, improve safety and install other features at the park. Georgetown Playfield play area is located at 750 Homer Street, 98108. Funding for this park improvement is provided by Seattle Park District. Thank you to everyone who participated in the previous meeting and survey. 

The Seattle Park District provides the funding for this play area renovation. 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 the urban forest; 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 park land.

If you need an interpreter or meeting accommodations please contact Karen O’Connor at 206-233-7929 or karen.o’connor@seattle.gov. For more information about the project please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/georgetown_playfield/.

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites community to learn about Bhy Kracke Park renovation project

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to the Queen Anne Community Council meeting on Wed., Sept. 7, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. to learn about proposed renovations for Bhy Kracke Park. The meeting is at Queen Anne Manor, 100 Crockett Street.

The project manager will present information and answer questions on the upcoming park improvements which include the installation of new retaining walls and pathway widening, pathway removals, and plant restoration. Additional information will be presented and discussed on options for the arbor located south of the play area. Bhy Kracke Park is located at 1215 5th Ave. N. Seattle Parks and Recreation anticipates starting the project in last summer 2017 with completion by fall 2017.

The Seattle Park District provides the funding for this improvement. The District approved by Seattle voters in 2014 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.

Thank you to the Queen Anne Community Council, a 501(c)4 organization whose members are all residents of Queen Anne or workers for or owners of businesses located within Queen Anne. The QACC is governed by a Board of Trustees elected by the community of Queen Anne. For more information and a list of committees, please visit www.quacc.net.

For information about the project please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/find/parks/bhy-kracke-park. If you have questions about the projects please contact Katie Bang, Seattle Parks and Recreation at 206-684-9286 or katie.bang@seattle.gov.

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Seattle Parks and Recreation invites input on design of new Lake City park

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the Lake City community to an Open House on Thursday, July 28 for the design development of a new park in Lake City. Join SPR planner and ELM Environment’s designers from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 12501 28th Ave NE, just north of the Lake City branch library, or from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Lake City Farmer’s Market, NE 125th St. & 28th Ave. NE, to learn about the new park and provide design input.

SPR purchased the property located at 12510 33rd Ave NE 98125 in 2010 with funding from the 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy, to provide additional open space for the Lake City community. The events on July 28 are an opportunity for the community to participate in the design and are the first public events for the new park. To provide additional feedback the community is encouraged to participate in this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LakeCityHUV

Funding for this park project is provided by Seattle Park District to preserve open space in urban areas throughout Seattle. 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, improve and rehabilitate community centers, preserve the urban forest, perform major maintenance at the Aquarium and Zoo, perform day-to-day maintenance of parks and facilities, provide more recreation opportunities for people from underserved communities and programs for young people, people with disabilities, and older adults, develop new parks, and acquire new park land.

For more information or for meeting notification translation please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/lake_city_uv/. 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.

 

Seattle Parks and Recreation launches Seattle Park District Greenways Initiative

Join us for an ice cream social and learn more on July 12 

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to a public meeting and ice cream social on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Rainier Beach Community Center and Pool. This meeting is an opportunity to learn about the Seattle Park District Greenways Initiative including implementation, potential projects and the plan for activation. Rainier Beach Community Center and Pool is located at 8825 Rainier Ave. S.

Seattle Parks and Recreation Greenways Initiative funds projects and programs to connect, enhance and activate links from Neighborhood Greenways to parks by improving access and amenities for pedestrians and bicycles. These Greenway corridors will offer safe and calm residential streets and provide comfortable and attractive places for people of all ages and abilities to walk and ride. 

Seattle Parks and Recreation and Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) collaborated on the implementation plan for the capital improvement projects with prioritization based on the SDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plans. Two projects that will be completed in 2016 are in south Seattle at Rainier Beach Playfield and John C. Little Sr. Park. We are meeting with these communities to plan activation around these enhancements. For more information about activation, connecting and engaging communities in these neighborhoods and how you can be involved please contact us and visit this site http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/greenways/ 

The Seattle Park District Greenways Initiative, which includes capital projects and activation, is funded 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 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 the urban forest; 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.

For more information about the meeting, translation of meeting announcement or to request an interpreter or accommodations please contact Karen O’Connor at karen.o’connor@seattle.gov or 206-233-7929.