Seattle Parks and Recreation invites community to review design for Christie Park expansion

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to a meeting on Thursday, May 24, 2018 to review the park design and provide feedback on the design for the Christie Park expansion project. Join SPR’s project design team from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the University of Washington, Gould Hall Auditorium 322 to learn about the park expansion project and to provide design review. Neighbors of all ages are encouraged to attend. Staff will provide light refreshments and children’s activities. Gould Hall is located at 3950 University Way NE. Thank you to everyone that attended the November 2018 meeting.

The design works to address safety, accessibility and promoting park activities.

SPR purchased the .11-acre site directly adjacent and south of Christie Park, 4257 9th Ave. NE, in 2012 to increase the open space for the University District urban village. The design of the addition will incorporate accessibility in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and will provide additional open space within this high-density neighborhood.

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.

Thank you to the U-District Partnership and the Friends of Christie Park for their support of this project and assistance in this meeting.

If you have 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.  For additional information on the project please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/christie-park-addition.

 

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