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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Seattle Park District provides funding for renovation of Soundview Playfield in northeast Seattle

Community encouraged to participate in design

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to an Open House on Saturday, June 3, 2017 to provide input on the renovation and design of the Soundview Playfield. Please join SPR’s staff from 1 to 3 p.m. at the playfield near the play area at 1590 NW 90th St. The proposed project will include installation of synthetic field surfacing, the addition of lighting, access improvements that meet the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other site enhancements. We will have a tent at the park near the play area with light refreshments and activities for children. Everyone is encouraged to attend to learn about the proposed project and provide input on the preferred design elements for the playfield.

SPR 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 spill light and glare off the field while providing recreation light on the field. SPR is committed to renovating the lower playfield with synthetic turf and lighting. We anticipate providing additional improvements for the upper field that will be defined by the budget. These upgrades will 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 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.

For more information or for meeting notification translations, 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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Community input needed for High Point Community Center play area renovation project

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to provide input on the High Point Community Center play area renovation project on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the High Point Community Center, 6920 34th Ave. SW.  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. Please participate in a survey for the project.

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.

A survey for the play area project, 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 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

 

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Seattle Parks and Recreation invites community to review schematic design of Smith Cove Park

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to participate in the Smith Cove Park project on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Magnolia Community Center, 2550 34th Ave. W. This meeting is an opportunity to learn about the project and provide input on the schematic design for Seattle’s new waterfront park. Smith Cove Park is located just west of Pier 91 at the foot of Magnolia Hill on Elliott Bay at 1451 23rd Ave.

 This project will develop the 4.9-acre easterly waterfront property (east of 23rd Ave. W) and make improvements to the westerly property which is the playfield at Smith Cove Park (west of 23rd Ave. W). The expanded park will provide opportunities for active and passive recreation for all ages and abilities, increase environmental sensitivity, and make the park inviting and usable for more people. Improvements to enhance the playability of the field used for youth sports will also be made to the existing playfield at Smith Cove Park. Thank you to everyone who participated in the first meeting. We encourage you to attend this meeting and see how your input has helped shape the design.

 In early 2016, Seattle Parks and Recreation hired GGN as the design consultant. GGN and Seattle Parks and Recreation will use the outreach and concept completed by the Friends of Smith Cove Park (FoSCP) in 2015 as the starting point for the design of the park. 

 For more information on the park and the project, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/smith-cove-park-development or contact David Graves, Seattle Parks and Recreation, at 684-7048 or david.graves@seattle.gov.

 

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Community invited to participate in Victor Steinbrueck Park renovation project

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to participate in the Victor Steinbrueck Park renovation project by providing input on Tues. October 4, 2016 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Waterfront Space, 1400 Western Ave. Seattle, 98101. This meeting is an opportunity to learn about the project, review design options and provide input on the renovation.  Seattle Parks and Recreation staff and Walker Macy, design consultant will present the proposed design options, gather input and answer questions. 

The 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy allocates funding to improve Victor Steinbrueck Park public safety including but not limited to improving sight lines into the park, renovating seating, renovating the former children’s play area, improving and expanding lighting, and upgrading landscaping.  In addition, the park partially sites atop a privately owned parking garage. The membrane between the westerly portion of the park and the parking garage below is failing.  A complete replacement of the membrane will be necessary as part of the renovation.

Seattle Parks and Recreation’s design team will continue to work with the community to prioritize park improvements and anticipates presenting a final design for the park in early 2017. Seattle Parks and Recreation has been and will continue to be engaging organizations including the Chief Seattle Club, the Friends of Market, surrounding residents and business and homeless advocates regarding the park renovation. We encourage the community and park users to attend and participate in the design process.

For more information, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/victor_steinbrueck/ Visitors to this site may also access an on-line Open House starting Friday, Sept 30, 2016.  For additional question please contact David Graves, Seattle Parks and Recreation, at 684-7048 or david.graves@seattle.gov

 

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