Seattle Parks and Recreation Jesús Aguirre, Superintendent
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Thank you Seattle! This project is complete.
The project artist, Adam Kuby, completed the installation of five large ring sculptures within the park area.
Parks awarded the construction contract for this new neighborhood park to A-1 Landscaping. A-1. They began construction on April 5 2010 and are on schedule which will allow for an October opening dedication. Construction is contingent on the weather and planting season.
In May 2008, Parks commissioned artist Adam Kuby to bring a new artistic vision to the project. He is currently fabricating the five art elements. He collaborated with SiteWorkshop, the landscape architect, in preparing construction drawings for his "Quarry Rings."
The Mayor's Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs identified this project in their Pro Parks Art Plan as one that would have an artistic design element. Andrew Cao was originally selected as the artist for this collaboration however, in February 2008, by mutual agreement, he resigned his commission.
Parks selected SiteWorkshop Landscape Architects to collaborate with the artist to develop a unified design which would support the artists work while addressing the environmental issues. They are also charged with preparing construction documents and overseeing construction.
Parks has held four public meetings regarding this project. The fourth meeting, at which the artist, Adam Kube, presented his design proposal, was held in May 2008.
The final site design was presented at the third community meeting in November 2007. The design was also presented to the Public Arts Advisory Committee and the Parks Board where a public hearing was held. The proposed design received a strong endorsement from both groups.
This project develops a 56,625 square foot (1.3-acre) site into a neighborhood park. This now vacant property was used until 1987 as a gravel pit and for material storage. The site was transferred to Parks from Fleets and Facilities.
Parks worked with the Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs to
select an artist to collaborate with the landscape architects
in designing a site that can be used for recreation and open space
as well as to promote the value of arts and culture.
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COMMUNITY PARTICIPATIONThree public meetings were held to develop and review design alternatives. This project was presented for review to the Queen Anne Community Council Parks Committee during planning and schematic design. A member of the Queen Anne Parks Committee served on the artist selection team.
Public Meeting #1 03/15/07
Public Meeting #2 06/13/07
Public Meeting #3 01/08/08
Please find additional information under Board of Park Commissioners Meeting Minutes.
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