Mike McGinn, Mayor
5/8/2012 7:41:00 AM
Dewey Potter (206) 684-7241
Seattle Parks to remove fence, install landscaping at Madison Park North Beach
After working with a group of Madison Park residents, and consistent with the recommendation of the Seattle Board of Park Commissioners, Seattle Parks and Recreation will move ahead with the removal of the fencing at Madison Park North Beach, 2300 43rd Ave. E, and the landscaping of the site.
“I believe removing the fence and carrying out the landscape restoration plan will open the shoreline for public enjoyment and use,” said Parks Acting Superintendent Christopher Williams.
The issue arose in late 2011, when a resident recommended that the fence be removed to improve public access to the Lake Washington shoreline. After a staff analysis and a public hearing and discussion, the Park Board recommended the fence be removed and Williams concurred with their recommendation. Parks created a working group of supporters and opponents of the removal to develop an implementation plan for removing the fence.
Parks will proceed with the work, which will be complete by late June.
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