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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.

 » 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.



 
Last Update January 5, 2011
ACQUISITION HIGHLIGHTS
NEIGHBORHOOD PARKSHomer Harris Park Dedication
Homer Harris Park dedication.
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» "A Walk Through the Life of Dr. Homer Harris" Video
» Mayor's Press Conference
& Park Dedication video


GREEN SPACES
West Duwamish Greenbelt
Ten acres preserved in the West Duwamish Greenbelt
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OPPORTUNITY FUND
Fremont Peak Park
View property was purchased in the densely developed Fremont neighborhood for a new park.
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