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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Seattle Parks hosts meeting to discuss proposed skate-able art
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
5/24/2013  11:27:00 AM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Karen O'Connor  206-684-7241


Seattle Parks hosts meeting to discuss proposed skate-able art
Energy drink maker Red Bull wants to invest in public art at Myrtle Edwards Park

Seattle Parks and Recreation is hosting a public meeting to gather input on a proposed public art piece in Myrtle Edwards Park that will be used for skateboarding. The meeting is at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at the Belltown Community Center, 415 Bell St.

Energy drink maker Red Bull has approached Seattle Parks and Recreation about making a community investment that would include commissioning an artist to design and fabricate a unique piece of skate-able art. At the meeting, Seattle Parks will present the history of the proposed project, followed by an opportunity for the public to weigh in on the idea. 

Myrtle Edwards Park is located at 3130 Alaskan Way on the shoreline of Elliott Bay, north of the Olympic Sculpture Park.

The Citywide Skatepark Plan, developed in 2006 and 2007 with extensive public process, designated Myrtle Edwards as a recommended site for a skatedot. Since 2007, Seattle Parks and Recreation has constructed eight new skate parks and skatedots. Two more are in construction and design.

4Culture is administering the Call for Artists associated with this project. The artist will coordinate the design with Seattle Parks and Recreation. A second meeting is planned for June. 

For more information, please contact Pam Kliment at 206-684-7556 or pamela.kliment@seattle.gov.

This press release is available on Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Parkways Blog.

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