Puget Ridge Playground Renovation Community Meeting at the park

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to participate in the Puget Ridge Playground renovation meeting on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 from 4 to 6 p.m. Please join the project planner, project manager and landscape architect in the park, 6029 21st Ave. SW, to review the schematic design and provide input. This will be the final public meeting for the Puget Ridge Playground Renovation Project.

This renovation project will enhance the community-built park features with play structures for children ages 2-5 and 5-12; play structures will be accessible to children of all abilities. The intent is to maintain the charm of the small park and enhance the safety and play area accessibility in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. We need your input! Thank you to everyone who attended in April and participated in the online survey.

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/puget-ridge-playground-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.

 

 

 

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E. C. Hughes Playground Renovation

Community encouraged to provide input on design

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to participate in the E. C. Hughes Playground renovation project on Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Please join the project planner and landscape architect at Southwest Teen Life Center, 2801 SW Thistle St.

SPR is hosting two meetings to inform you about the project and gather your input. The first meeting at the Southwest Teen Life Center will be an opportunity to learn about the project and provide input on play equipment and play area design. The second meeting will be held at the park June 13. It will be an opportunity to review the preferred design and provide input.

E.C. Hughes Playground is located in West Seattle at 2803 SW Holden St. The play area renovation project will update aging equipment with play structures accessible to children of all abilities, ages 2-5 and 5-12. The intent is to enhance the safety and play area accessibility in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Please note that the wading pool at the park is not part of this playground renovation project.

We need your input! Please participate in the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ECHugesPlayAreaRenovation

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/e-c-hughes-playground-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 the Southwest Teen Life Center for partnering with us on this playground renovation. Southwest Teen Life Center offers great programs including the Late Night Program. Please visit www.facebook.com/SouthwestTeenLifeCenter/ for more information on their programs.

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Puget Ridge Playground Renovation – Community encouraged to provide input on design

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to participate in the Puget Ridge Playground renovation on Monday, April 16, 2018 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Please join the project planner and landscape architect at Sanislo Elementary School, 1812 SW Myrtle St.

SPR is hosting two meetings to inform you about the project and gather your input. The first meeting at Sanislo Elementary will be an opportunity to learn about the project and provide input on play equipment and play area design. The second meeting will be held at the park June 6. It will be an opportunity to review the preferred design and provide input.
Puget Ridge Playground is located in West Seattle at 6029 21st Ave. SW. The renovation project will update the community-built park features with play structures accessible to children of all abilities, ages 2-5 and 5-12. The intent is to maintain the charm of the small park and enhance the safety and play area accessibility in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We need your input! Please participate in the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PugetRidgeRenovation

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/puget-ridge-playground-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.

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Washington Park Arboretum Loop Trail Grand Opening

Community invited to come celebrate and “Loop the Loop”

Seattle Parks and Recreation, University of Washington and the Arboretum Foundation invite the community to the grand opening celebration of the Washington Park Arboretum Loop Trail on Sunday, April 8, 2018 from noon to 3 p.m.

The day will be filled with festivities along the path, including music, free snacks, food trucks, a talk by outdoors writer Craig Romano and an opportunity to explore the new multi-use trail. The official opening remarks and “vine-cutting” ceremony takes place at 1 p.m. at the Birch Lot off Lake Washington Blvd E.

The new multi-use trail daylights the creek, gives greater access to the wetlands and  collections, and fulfills the Washington Park Arboretum values of education, recreation and conservation.  Visit http://www.washington.edu/news/2018/04/03/new-arboretum-trail-daylights-creek-gives-greater-access-to-wetlands/ to read more about the completion of the trail.

Parking is limited and organizers are encouraging people to carpool, take public transit, bike or walk to the event.  For  more information on the event please visit https://www.arboretumfoundation.org/events/loop-trail/

 

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Community invited to Hing Hay Park Celebration

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to join in the celebration for the expansion of Hing Hay Park on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 1 to 3 p.m. The event will begin with a lion dance from Northwest Kung Fu & Fitness followed by the official ribbon cutting and a performance by the Seattle Chinese Community Girls Drill Team. The afternoon will be filled with fun activities including face-painting, park games and light refreshments. Hing Hay Park is located in the heart of the Chinatown International District at 423 Maynard Ave. S at the corner of 6th Ave. S and S King St.

This project doubled the size of the original Hing Hay Park. Hing Hay literally means “pleasurable gatherings” and the park serves as an important community gathering place for the neighborhood. The park opened in June 2017 and in February 2018 Studio Fifty Fifty installed the final design element of the expansion project, the iconic artistic gateway. It is a geometric red metal arch that welcomes the community into the park and defines the entry. The abstract perforations in the gateway represent leaf patters, an inclusive pattern representing all cultures in the Seattle Chinatown-International District. It is made of similar red metal used in the seating and stairs at the park.

The new park design includes a cultural performance space, with custom integrated seating that punctuates the terraces and provides micro-stages, activity areas for all community members to enjoy, including ping pong tables, seating, exercise machines, a badminton area, and shade trees. Other features include planted terraces, lighting, necessary utilities and sidewalk improvements with ADA accessibility through the park.

The team of MIG|SvR, a local design firm, plus Turenscape, a Beijing-based firm, created the park design that reflects the many cultures of the neighborhood and seamlessly embraces the old with the new. InterIm CDA and SCIDpda provided outreach support and together we hosted a series of community outreach meetings, and gathered input from local organizations and Friends of Hing Hay Park.

SPR purchased the International District Station Post Office site with funding from the Pro-Parks Levy to expand the original park. The 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy provided the development funding and brought the community vision alive.

SPR and our partners in the event, SCIDpda, InterIm CDA, Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area, and the Friends of Hing Hay Park encourage the community to visit the park and join in the celebration

For more information, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/hing-hay-park  or contact Kim Baldwin, Project Manager, Seattle Parks and Recreation at kim.baldwin@seattle.gov.

 

 

 

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