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York Park Development (formerly York Substation)
Pro Parks Project Information

 
3650 Renton Avenue South (one block south of the intersection of Renton Ave S and MLK Jr. Way S)

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PROJECT STATUS

EVENTS:

In April 2005 this new park was named York Park.

York Park Task Force meets regularly to plan park events. Contact Louise Hotaling at 206-723-3811 hotsdl@mindspring.com for more information.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Karen Galt, Landscape Architect
800 Maynard Avenue South 3rd floor
Seattle, WA 98134-1336
206-684-7104
Thank you, Seattle. Pro Parks Levy improvements to this park are complete!

Construction of park pathways, site furnishings, landscape boulders, lawn areas and a new sidewalk and planting strip is complete. Thanks to a great group of volunteers for two productive volunteer work parties in January 2006 to complete the landscape planting!

If you'd like to read an overview of the public involvement summary, click on the link.
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This park participated in some innovative non-native plant management methods when April 24, 2005 became Take your kidd to work day. Four goats were herded in a small area to begin non-native plant clearing. The goat landscape management activity is part of the community match for fundraising for the park renovation.
> more about using goats to clear brush! You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.

Construction of park improvements (pathway, benches, picnic table, lawn and landscape areas) occurred over the summer of 2005. Volunteers will assist in planting and ongoing vegetation management work.



CONGRATULATIONS! On October 6, 2004 Safeco Foundation awarded the York Park Task Force $15,000, bringing the total funds leveraged by this Rainier Valley community group to $52,000 including money from the Miller Foundation, and the Department of Neighborhoods and King County. Great fundraising work!
LOCATION
3650 Renton Avenue South (one block south of the intersection of Renton Ave S and MLK Jr. Way S)
BUDGET
The Pro Parks Levy provides $109,070 project costs of planning, design and construction.
SCHEDULE
Planning: 2003-2004
Design: 2004
Construction: 2005
Completion: 2005

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

This project developed a 11,625 square-foot site into a neighborhood pocket park. The site was purchased in 2003 from Seattle City Light with Pro Parks Acquisition Funding. The North Rainier Hub Urban Village Neighborhood Plan requested the City purchase York substation for community open space and develop it into a pocket park.

$109,070 of Pro Parks Levy development funds are allocated for park development.
York final Concept Design Plan
New park and young plants!
York Final Concept design Section
New native groundcovers
 
 
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Finished Project

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York final Concept Design Plan
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York Final Concept design Section
York Entry Sketch
York Final Concept design Section
Section
Final concept design for York Substation park development

COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION

York Park Task Force meets regularly to plan park events. Contact Louise Hotaling at 206-723-3811 hotsdl@mindspring.com for more information.

Seattle Parks met with the community on:
11/8/04 to review the final design for York Substation.
> Read a meeting summary You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.
Seattle Parks met with the community on
1/14/04 to review a single concept plan
> Read a meeting summary You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.
12/8/03 to review possible designs for York Substation.
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Parks met with the York Park Task Force and other friends of the park during 2004 to review fundraising plans to raise additional development funds. The new park will be constructed in 2005.
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