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Washington Park Arboretum: Pacific Connections (formerly South Entry/Madrona Terrace)
Pro Parks Project Information

 
Location: South Entrance to Washington Park

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EVENTS:

Opening Celebration TRAVEL THE WORLD IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD! was held on Sat. Sept. 20, 2008

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Andy Sheffer
800 Maynard Ave. S, #300
Seattle, WA 98134-1336
(206) 684-7041

PROJECT STATUS

Thank you Seattle! Phase one of this project is complete!

The community enjoyed the opening of the garden on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008 with a celebration that reflected the five regions represented in the garden. These regions are Chile, China, New Zealand, Australia and Cascadia. Music, storytelling and the Seattle Chinese Community Drill Team helped usher in this fabulous new addition to the arboretum.
Construction for this project began in fall 2007 with completion days prior to the community celebration.

Design of Phase II is underway! Please visit the Parks and Green Spaces page. This will include development of three focal forests:

• Planting and infrastructure of New Zealand,
• Planting and irrigation of Cascadia,
• Planting and infrastructure of a small section of Chile coined “The Gateway to Chile.”

Currently, funding is being raised by the Arboretum Foundation for this phase. Construction will begin when funding is complete.

Environmental Documents
> DNS You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.
> Determination of Non-Significance Analysis You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.
> SEPA Checklist You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.
> SEPA Appendices You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.
> Figure 1: Vicinity Map You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.
> Figure 2: Garden Sketch You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.
LOCATION
South Entrance to Washington Park
BUDGET
The Pro Parks Levy provides $2,268,200 project costs of planning, design and construction for 3 Arboretum projects.
SCHEDULE
Planning: 2004 - 2006
Design: 2006 - 2007
Construction: 2007 - 2008
Completion: Fall 2008

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Washington Park Arboretum: Pacific Connections
Washington Park Arboretum: Pacific Connections
Washington Park Arboretum: Pacific Connections

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The University of Washington, the City and the Arboretum Foundation are working together on three projects to implement the Arboretum master plan. The three projects include the Japanese Garden Entry Structure, the South Entry/Madrona Terrace Improvements and the Irrigation Mainline Project.

The Master Plan for Renewing the Washington Park Arboretum was adopted by the City and UW Regents in May 2001. The three identified projects are being funded by the Pro Parks Levy.

Design Development
A consultant team, led by the Portico Group, completed design on phase one of the Pacific Connections project. A consultant team lead by the Berger Partnership is completing design of Phase II.

This Master Plan project will improve approximately 12 acres at the southern entry to the Arboretum by renovating an existing rockery; developing several eco-geographic exhibits; establishing new trails; and constructing a 300-square-foot shelter and 30-space parking lot.

Schematic Design Report You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document. Exhibits

COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION

Seattle Parks and Recreation, in coordination with the University of Washington and the Arboretum Foundation, has held several public meetings to gain input and refine designs for several propsed projects that implement the Arboretum Master Plan.

Open Houses
Open House #1 08/03/04
Open House #2 04/05/06


Public Meetings
Meeting #1 09/30/04
Meeting #2 11/22/04
Meeting #3 05/03/06 Meeting Notes You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.
Meeting #4 05/30/07 Pacific Connections Project Meeting Notes You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.

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Updated  12/01/2008 15:16
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