SEATTLE PARKS SEEKS NAMES FOR THREE PARKS
Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the public to submit potential names for parks in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Suggestions for names are due to the Park Naming Committee by October 27, 2008.
The following parks, characterized here by their working names, need to be named:
Capitol Hill Park Acquisition: This property located at the northeast corner of E Howell St. and 16th Avenue E was purchased in 2007. The .39 acre parcel was purchased from with Parks Levy funds.
Parks held several public meetings to solicit ideas on the program and design for the park. The preferred plan approved for this site consists of a large, level turf area in the middle of the site that is bordered by a collective garden to the north and a crushed rock plaza and a pathway lined with trees to the south. Other elements include a garden walk, steps, a plaza and benches, an art element, and pedestrian lighting.
Construction on the site is projected to begin next fall. For more information, please visit http://seattle.gov/parks/proparks/projects/CapitolHillDevelopment.htm
John and Summit: This project, located on the NE corner of E John St. and Summit Ave. E will provide a new neighborhood park on the western slope of Capitol Hill. Funding for the acquisition comes from the Pro Parks Levy and a matching grant from the King County Conservation Futures Tax. This .22 acre property was purchased in 2007.
The Pro Parks Levy funding supports a construction budget of $140,909 and current design ideas include P-patch garden plots, lawn areas, and a plaza. Community fund raising will be necessary in order to implement the entire plan. Construction on the site is projected to begin next fall.
For more information please visit http://seattle.gov/parks/proparks/projects/JohnSummitParkDevelopment.htm