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Mineral Springs Park (formerly North Seattle Park) Improvements
Pro Parks Project Information

 
1500 N 105th Street

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PROJECT STATUS

EVENTS:

Park Dedication
Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004
12 p.m.
Ribbon cutting, light refreshments and an art project for participants

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Lynn Sullivan
800 Maynard Ave. S, 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98134-1336
206-733-9105
Construction is complete!


LOCATION
1500 N 105th Street
BUDGET
$722,000 total Pro Park Budget
SCHEDULE
Planning: 6/1/2002
Design: 9/1/2002
Construction: 10/20/2003
Completion: 4/30/2004

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

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Ribbon Cutting
The Friends of Mineral Springs Park, in association with Charles Anderson Landscape Architecture, worked to develop a concept plan for site development. The final concept focused on two features: an art walk and renovated disc golf course.

  • The art walk, with entries at N. 105th Street and N. 107th Street, was created along the eastern perimeter of the park. It has designated gathering areas along its length intended to create settings for artwork and places for pedestrians to pause.

    The art walk was selected as the recipient of $60,000 in Seattle Arts Commission 1% for Art money. The Arts Commission issued a national call for artists which resulted in the selection of Stacy Levy; a reknown artist from the Philadelphia area. Her pieces are intended to create an interactive experience for all generations, and will be enduring and engaging.

  • Disc golf area improvements have been installed to protect the vegetation, enhance the course features, and introduce art elements along the fairways. Natural and structural screens have been established in key locations along the streets as well as within the park to protect people, homes, and cars.
Project History/Background: The land was acquired by Seattle Parks and Recreation in 1969 in anticipation of erecting shops and offices on the site. The plan was never implemented and the land was left as open space.

In 1990, the Seattle Players Disc Golf Association established a course on the site thereby utilizing and maintaining most of the park themselves. In 1999, the Aurora-Licton Neighborhood Plan recognized this park as a neighborhood amenity that needed attention. In 2000, the community received Early Implementation Funds to develop a concept plan; Charles Anderson Landscape Architecture was chosen as the consultant. In October 2001, the name of the Park was officially changed from North Seattle Park to Mineral Springs Park.


COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION

A series of three community meetings were held during the planning phase in order to generate community input as well as to provide information and guidance to the landscape architect as he developed the design concept.

Activities such as work parties and "Art in the Park" are regularly scheduled throughout the year. Contact:

Friends of Mineral Springs
Edie Whitsett, 3bie@bigfoot.com

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