Seattle Parks and Recreation invites community to review design and play equipment at final meeting for the renovation of Lincoln Park south play area

We need your input on the renovation design for the south play area in Lincoln Park.

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to the final meeting for this renovation project on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at The Kenney, 7125 Fauntleroy Way SW. Please join SPR’s Planner, Project Manager, and Sr. Landscape Architect to review schematic designs and provide additional input on play equipment. Community members are encouraged to bring their children to participate in the meeting. Light snacks and activities will be available.

This project will replace play equipment, provide access for people with disabilities, and improve safety and other features at the south play area in Lincoln Park, 8011 Fauntleroy Way SW.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey and attended our first meeting in November 2017. We heard from 295 community members and the information we gathered influenced the renovation designs. We anticipate construction for this project to begin in the summer and be completed by late 2018.

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 that supports SPR’s 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 Kenney for their support of this meeting. For more information on the project please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/loyal-heights-play-area-renovation. If you have questions about the project or if you need an interpreter or accommodations, please contact Susanne Rockwell, Seattle Parks and Recreation, at Susanne.rockwell@seattle.gov or 206-684-7133.

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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 input for renovation of Prentis Frazier play area

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to a public meeting on Wed., Aug. 17, 2016 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave E. for Prentis Frazier play area renovation project. This meeting is an opportunity for the community to learn about the project and provide input.

This project will replace play equipment, provide access for people with disabilities and improve safety and other features at the park.  Prentis Frazier Park is located at 401 24th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112. SPR Planner and Sr. Landscape Architect will gather community input and answer questions about the new play equipment.

Families, neighbors and park supporters are encouraged to attend and also participate in a park survey – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PrentisFrazier. Light refreshments and children’s activities will be provided.

The Seattle Park District provides the funding for this 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 urban forests; 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 project please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/prentis_frazier/  or contact Karimah Edwards at 206-233-0063 or Karimah.edwards@seattle.gov

Seattle Parks and Recreation briefs community on improvements at Gas Works Park

Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Wallingford Community Council invite the community to the Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N. on Wed., August 3, 2016 at 7 p.m. to learn about upcoming renovation projects at Gas Works Park. Jay Rood, Seattle Parks and Recreation’s project manager, will present at the Wallingford Community Council monthly meeting. He will provide a briefing and answer questions on the renovation of the playground, comfort station and east entry.

To use resources more efficiently, Seattle Parks and Recreation combined the play area renovation, comfort station renovation, and east entry improvement project into one construction period. All these park components were constructed in 1974 and opened in 1975, making them over 40 years in age and all in need of repair and improvement. The play area renovation project will improve the play area by replacing play equipment, improving access and providing additional play area improvements. The comfort station renovation will provide a new or revived facility that improves safety and meets accessibility and operational requirements. It will adapt the new guidelines for universal restrooms and provide five stations at a minimum. The east entry improvements include addressing ADA citations in parking area, and provide accessible routes into the park.

The 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy allocates $1.4 million for planning, design and construction for the Gas Works Park Play Area renovations.

Gas Works Park, located at 2101 N Northlake Way is one of the City of Seattle’s premier city, regional, statewide and even nationally renowned parks. The park was listed as a Seattle Historical Landmark in 1999 and it is listed on the Washington State Historic Register and the National Register of Historic Places.

For more information about the play area project visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/gas_works/ or contact Jay Rood at 733-9194 or jay.rood@seattle.gov.

Thank you to the Wallingford Community Council (WCC). The WCC is a neighborhood voice representing the greater Wallingford community in interactions with city government on land use, transportation, and parks. They host their monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of each month at the Good Shephard Center.

 

 

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites community input for renovation of Discovery Park play area

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to provide input on play area equipment for the Discovery Park play area on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Seattle Parks and Recreation staff and Harrison Design Consultants are hosting an Open House from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center, 3801 Discovery Park Blvd.

This project will replace play equipment, provide access for people of all abilities and improve safety and other features at the play area. The Discovery Park play area is located near the Environmental Learning Center, behind the tennis courts.  The community is encouraged to participate in a short play area survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DiscoParkPA

Funding for the project is provided by the 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy and 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 urban forests; 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 on this project please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/discovery/play_area/ or contact Karimah Edwards at Karimah.edwards@seattle.gov or 206-233-0063. The Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center will be offering other family fun activities on April 23.  Pre-registration if required for the bird tour, tidepool trek and Earth Day Beach clean-up.  For more information on these programs visit  www.seattle.gov/parks/environment/discovery.htm or call 206-386-4237.