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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Seattle Parks and Recreation invites input on design of new park in Little Saigon neighborhood

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is hosting a booth at the “Festi-Roll” event at 1025 S King St. on Sunday, August 26, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The design team will gather input from the community for the design of a new park. This is an opportunity for the community to learn about the project and provide input on the design of the future park located across from Lam’s Seafood Market at 1224 S King St. in the Little Saigon neighborhood.

After working closely with the community to identify possible new park locations, SPR purchased the .27-acre site in 2013 to provide the neighborhood access to more open space in this urban area. The design will provide a connection between King and Jackson streets and will incorporate accessibility features in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. SPR will work with the community on the design and encourages community participation. Fun activities and light refreshments will be served as we gather your input on the design. Please stop by our booth at Festi-Roll.

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/little-saigon-park-development

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 Friends of Little Saigon and SCIDpda.

 

 

 

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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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Seattle Park District 2017 Annual Report: Your Tax Dollars at Work

Free drop-in activities at community centers. A major pathway repaving project providing improved access at Camp Long. Properties acquired to expand or build new parks. Art installations at your local park. New paint, plumbing and electrical work at your neighborhood community center.

These are a just a few of the many improvements and activities funded by the Seattle Park District in 2017. The Seattle Park District 2017 Annual Report provides highlights of last year’s activities and a comprehensive list of accomplishments in neighborhoods throughout the city.

Approved by Seattle voters in August 2014, the Seattle Park District collects property taxes to fund a wide range of projects and programs, focusing initially on addressing a $267 million backlog of maintenance needs in our parks and recreation system. These are projects that the public may not see but are critically needed for parks and buildings to function, projects such as new roofs, plumbing and irrigation systems.

Among the 2017 achievements:

  • 173 acres of urban forest were restored.
  • Preventive maintenance involving work by a night crew of painters, electricians, plumbers and carpenters was completed at more than 40 facilities.
  • 15 community-based Get Moving programs provided more than 720 hours of physical activity programming.
  • 447 hours of public arts programming was provided to the community through the Arts in Parks program.

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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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