Seattle Parks and Recreation Jesús Aguirre, Superintendent
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Pro Parks Levy Acquisition
The Levy provides $16 million for land purchase for 18 new Neighborhood Parks in many of Seattle's most densely developed neighborhoods, and $10 million to preserve Green Spaces such as forested hillsides and creek corridors. In addition, $5.7 million of the Levy's Opportunity Fund was designated toward acquisition projects. Seattle Parks has leveraged this $31.7 million to secure $21 million in private donations and city, county and state grants to augment the acquisition projects.
Seattle Parks has acquired 47.1 acres with Pro Parks Levy funding, including:
The Levy anticipated that Levy funds would provide an opportunity to
leverage matching grants and donations for open space acquisition. As
noted above, the Acquisition Program has been successful in this goal,
leveraging the $31.7 million provided by the Levy for acquisition into
more than $52 million. Examples include grants from the King County
Conservation Futures Tax and the state's Washington Wildlife and Recreation
Program, private donations for Fremont Peak Park, Seattle Parks Foundation
support for Homer Harris Park in the Central Area, and partnerships
with Seattle Public Utilities along Thornton Creek. The Cascade Land
Conservancy and the Trust for Public Land have played invaluable roles
in preserving a number of properties, and property owners have donated
land to Parks in three designated green spaces.
To find out more about all of the Pro Parks projects - both acquisition and development - view the alphabetical list of Pro Parks projects or find a project on the interactive map of Pro Parks Acquisition and Development Projects.
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Last Update August 11, 2015
Ten acres preserved in the West Duwamish Greenbelt
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View property was purchased in the densely developed Fremont neighborhood for a new park.
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