Community invited to South Park Community Center to review sitewide plan and enjoy free movie night

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to review the South Park Community Center Sitewide Plan and a screening of Disney’s Coco on Friday, March 9, 2018 from 7 to 10 p.m. The event will be held at South Park Community Center’s gym at 8319 8th Ave. S., 98108. The community is encouraged to attend.

The Seattle Park District Major Projects Challenge fund provided $50,000 for a South Park Community Center playfield and play area sitewide plan. SPR hired Broadview Planning in 2017 to lead the planning and design with an emphasis on providing strategies for mitigating negative health impacts resulting from the site’s proximity to a major transportation corridor, incorporating the principles of crime prevention through environmental design and approaching this project with cultural competency with a focus on engaging underrepresented communities.

The South Park Vision Plan provided a starting point for the design. Broadview planning incorporated feedback from the community and prepared the final concept design for the site that will be presented at this event. The design includes the renovation of the playfield, re-locating the play area with potential for a future spraypark, fitness zone and dog off-leash area.

This plan was developed with funding from the first round of the Major Projects Challenge Fund community-initiated projects, announced in December 2016, that provided small awards for feasibility and preliminary design work to help define the scope of potential future projects and awards to two construction projects. The MPCF awards were based on screening criteria that included an equitable prioritization scoring matrix, and came recommended by the Seattle Park District Oversight Committee and confirmed by Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Superintendent. For more information and a list of projects that received funding in 2016 visit

For more information about this project please visit or contact Karimah Edwards at or 206-233-0063.


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City Light Asks for Feedback on Proposed Technical Training Center

Seattle City Light will be hosting a community meeting to explain the details of a proposed technical training center located north of the Duwamish Substation. As part of the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) process, City Light will also be taking public comments from the community on the proposed project.

The proposed project has three components. The technical training center would consist of a classroom building and outdoor training yard. On-site wetland mitigation will provide approximately 4 acres of habitats similar to historic conditions on the Lower Duwamish River.  The project would also include a walking trail and educational amenities.

A community meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 14 from 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the South Park Community Center (8319 8th Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98108) to discuss the project and take comments. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

The SEPA comment period starts on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 and ends at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 20, 2016. The public is invited to submit comments at any time during this period. Comments can be sent to Margaret Duncan, SEPA Coordinator at or by mail at the following address:

Seattle City Light
Environment, Land and Licensing Business Unit
ATTN: Margaret Duncan
700 5th Avenue, Suite 3200
Seattle, WA 98104

Community encouraged to provide input for renovation of South Park Community Center play area at Duwamish River Festival

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to a learn about the South Park Community Center play area renovation project during the Duwamish River Festival on Sat., August 20, 2016.  Join us at Duwamish Waterway Park, 7900 10th Ave S., between 1 and 3 p.m. and provide input on play equipment. This meeting is an opportunity for the community to meet the design team from Cascade Design Collaborative, learn about the project and provide input. South Park Community Center Play Area is located at 8319 8th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108 and the play area is behind the center.

This project will replace play equipment, provide access for people with disabilities and improve safety and other features at the park. Families, neighbors and park supporters are encouraged to attend the festival and participate in a park survey

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 and to download translated flyers (Spanish and Vietnamese) please visit

or contact Karimah Edwards at 206-233-0063 or