Celebrate new artwork at Westcrest Park Dedication

Saturday, July 25, 2015, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Westcrest Park
9000 8th Ave SW, Seattle, 98106
This event is free

Please join us as we celebrate David Boyer’s new public artwork, Flyers, as part of Seattle Parks and Recreation’s community celebration at Westcrest Park’s new park space in the Highland Park neighborhood.

Flyers, a new artwork by David Boyer, consists of 15 bird- and plane-like kinetic sculptures mounted on steel poles. Grouped in three locations around the park, the sculptures will move to face the wind and the articulated tails will pivot as the wind blows. Boyer’s inspiration for Flyers comes from airplanes in the SeaTac flight path and birds in the Duwamish Greenbelt. His artwork was placed in the new park space in Westcrest Park created by covering the West Seattle Reservoir. The artist worked with Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle Parks and Recreation and local community members to develop the wind-driven artwork.

Getting there: Limited parking in the park and area streets is available. The site is accessible by King County Metro Transit route 131.

Flyers was commissioned with Seattle Public Utilities and Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Parks and Green Spaces Levy 1% for Art funds.

Image: Flyers, powder coated steel and stainless steel, 2014. Photo: Jason Huff

Community invited to celebrate expansion at Westcrest Park

Soccer, art, music and family fun

Seattle Parks and Recreation is hosting a community celebration for the Westcrest Park expansion on Saturday, July 25, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The  ribbon cutting ceremony is at 11:15 a.m. The event offers music by Correo Aereo, youth soccer fun by West Seattle Soccer Club, and an obstacle course relay by Camp Long Environmental Learning Center.  Additional family entertainment includes face painting, a bouncy house and model plane making.  What Up Dog and Full-Tilt Ice Cream will be at the community event.

The 20-acre expansion of the park captures panoramic views of the mountains and city skyline, while integrating a range of multi-generational amenities. Features include a flexible great lawn, a new play area with two zip-lines and a hillside slides, swaths of native prairie, strolling paths, parking and streetscape improvements, restrooms, and public art. A new public artwork by David Boyer, Flyers was installed in the park. The piece consists of 15 bird- and plane-like kinetic sculptures mounted on steel poles. Flyers was commissioned with SPU and Seattle Parks and Recreation’s 1% for Art Funds and managed by the Office of Arts and Culture.

For more information visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/west_seattle_reservoir/

20-acre expansion to be opened at Westcrest Park

On Wednesday, July 8, 2015, Seattle Parks and Recreation will open the 20-acre expansion of Westcrest Park at the West Seattle Reservoir, located at 9000 8th Ave. SW in the Highland Park neighborhood of West Seattle. The new park expansion is the fifth reservoir lid-park collaboration between Seattle Parks and Recreation and Seattle Public Utilities (SPU).

The 20-acre expansion of the park captures panoramic views of the mountains and city skyline, while integrating a range of multi-generational amenities. Features include a flexible great lawn, a new play area with two zip-lines and a hillside slides, swaths of native prairie, strolling paths, parking and streetscape improvements, restrooms, and public art. A mix of oak species will provide strategic shading, frame views and contribute to Seattle’s urban forest and habitat for generations to come. Site Workshop collaborated with the community, Seattle Parks and Recreation and SPU on designing the park and Mid-Mountain Construction built the park.

A new public artwork by David Boyer, Flyers was installed in the park. The piece consists of 15 bird- and plane-like kinetic sculptures mounted on steel poles. Grouped in three locations around the park, the sculptures will move to face the wind and the articulating tails will pivot as the wind blows. His inspiration for Flyers comes from airplanes in the SeaTac flight path and birds in the Duwamish Greenbelt. The artist worked with Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle Parks and Recreation and local community members to develop the wind-driven artwork. Flyers was commissioned with SPU and Seattle Parks and Recreation’s 1% for Art Funds and managed by the Office of Arts and Culture.

In addition, the Department of Neighborhoods constructed a P-Patch in Westcrest Park featured in our park design. This feature is funded by the community garden funding included in the Parks and Green Spaces Levy.

Seattle Public Utilities has replaced open reservoirs with underground structures to improve the quality and security of Seattle’s water supply. That replacement also provided for new park space at Jefferson Park, Cal Anderson Park, Myrtle Reservoir Park and Maple Leaf Reservoir Park.

Seattle Parks and Recreation will host a community celebration for Westcrest Park expansion at West Seattle Reservoir on Saturday, July 25, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/west_seattle_reservoir/