Ensuring a Bright Future for Our Parks
For the rest of April, I will be featuring a park each week on my website. As Chair of the Select Committee on Parks Funding, my top priority is to ensure our parks have a vibrant and sustainable future. We are lucky to live in a city with one of the most extensive and impressive parks systems. Let's take a minute to appreciate the parks we have and consider what we can do to best preserve and enhance our parks for the future.
Kinnear Park is one of the oldest and most scenic greenspaces in the City. It is divided into two sections, and offers ample space to walk, run, or sit and enjoy the view. The park was named for its original owner, George Kinnear, who sold his land to the city in 1889. From the park’s upper vantage point, one can view the downtown Seattle skyscrapers, Puget Sound, and the grain elevators of Pier 86. Lower Kinnear features a tennis court, large glacial boulders, and a grove of Maple Trees.
On Saturday, April 26th, Parks & Recreation will be hosting an opening celebration for the Lower Kinnear Dog Park. The celebration will include live music, walking tours, a scavenger hunt, and food drive. Join us for this festive occasion on a spring Seattle day!
It truly is an honor to represent you on the City Council. I consider public service a privilege, and to say I love this City is an understatement.
Four years ago I stood before many of you and committed to build alliances. Alliances within neighborhoods, and within our downtown; with labor and businesses large and small; with other electeds in our region and within our state. We have done this and more.
Bringing people together for the common good is my North Star. Together, we are creating a new vision, a city where we can rebuild the economic security of our middle class and underscore that all are welcome here.
With that in mind, participation and civic engagement are my top priority, which is why my office has an open-door policy. I want to hear from you and I vow to work diligently on your behalf. I am committed to bringing people together and finding the common ground on the issues that face Seattle and our region. I'll strive to reach out and listen to the various sides of each issue.
The decisions we make today must be made not just for ourselves within the city borders, but for our region as a whole; and not just for today, but for generations to come. It is my sincere honor to serve as your councilmember.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my website and to learn more about me, my staff, and the issues we are working on. Together, we can make our great city even better.