Ed Murray, Mayor
SUBJECT: Seattle Parks Names 2 New Parks In Pinehurst and Maple Leaf Neighborhoods
3/8/2006 2:29:00 PM
Paula Hoff, 206-615-0368; email@example.com
Seattle Parks Names 2 New Parks In Pinehurst and Maple Leaf Neighborhoods
Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent Ken Bounds announced today the naming of two new parks: Pinehurst Pocket Park and Maple Leaf Community Garden.
Pinehurst Pocket Park, NE 117th St. and 19th Ave. NE
The Pinehurst Community Council originally nominated this .19-acre site through the Pro Parks Levy Opportunity Fund, and Seattle Parks and Recreation completed the purchase in 2004. King County Conservation Futures Tax supported the purchase. The Levy Opportunity Fund will also fund the development of the site. The goal of the Pinehurst community is to create "a quiet, easily accessible, pedestrian-oriented park." The design process began in 2005 through a Neighborhood Matching Fund grant, and construction will begin later this year. For more information, please visit www.seattle.gov/parks/proparks/projects/PinehurstPocket.htm
Maple Leaf Community Garden, NE 103rd St., east of 5th Ave. NE
In 2003, Seattle Parks and Recreation bought this property with funding from the Pro Parks Levy Opportunity Fund, community contributions, Neighborhood Matching Fund, and King County Conservation Futures Tax. The Levy Opportunity Fund will also help fund park improvements. The park will feature a P-Patch community garden with 24 plots, additional landscaping and paths. Construction will take place later this year. For more information, please visit www.seattle.gov/parks/proparks/projects/MapleLeafDev.htm
If you have questions about the park naming process please contact Paula Hoff, Seattle Parks and Recreation, at 206-615-0368 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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