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SUBJECT: September 2008 Parks And Recreation Public Meetings

9/3/2008  2:08:00 PM

September 2008 Parks And Recreation Public Meetings

Seattle Parks and Recreation has scheduled a number of public meetings and events through the end of September, 2008. The public is welcome at any or all; for people who do not attend, written comments are welcome at or Dewey Potter, Seattle Parks and Recreation, 100 Dexter Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98103, and will reach the responsible Parks staff person and become part of the project record. Written comments bear equal weight with those submitted in person.

Ravenna-Eckstein Playground Dedication
Friday, September 5, 2008, 6 - 8 p.m.
Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center, 6535 Ravenna Ave. NE. The community will gather to celebrate this Neighborhood Matching Grant-funded playground project. Info: 206-233-7929.

Alki Statue of Liberty Rededication
Saturday, September 6, 2008, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Alki Beach,  61st Ave. SW and Alki Ave. SW. The unveiling of the new Statue of Liberty Plaza on Seattle’s Alki Beach will take place at an all-day celebration on Saturday, September 6. Enjoy crafts, food, music, luminaria, and more. Ceremony is at 11 a.m. Info:

Community Meeting #4, John and Summit Park
Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church, 1729 Harvard Ave. This is the fourth public meeting to talk about the plan for a new park at E John St. and Summit Ave. E on Capitol Hill. Info:

Denny Triangle Park Acquisition Open House
Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Cornish College of the Arts, 1000 Lenora.  This Pro Parks Levy-funded potential neighborhood park acquisition is located at 2100 Westlake Ave. and is currently leased to Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Info:
Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop Open House
Thursday, September 11, 2008, 5 – 7:30 p.m.
Armory Building, Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N. At this open house, the community can get information about this trail that connects people to new and existing lakefront parks, celebrates the lake’s historic working waterfront, and reveals the unique character and quality of the lake itself.  Info:

Board of Park Commissioners
Thursday, September 11, 2008, 7 p.m.
Park Board Room, 100 Dexter Ave. N (corner of Dexter and Denny in Denny Park).
Agenda: Staff briefing on a proposed Wildlife Sanctuary policy; staff briefing on a proposal to phase out permitted motorized boating events at Green Lake Park; staff briefing on the contents of the Woodland Park Zoo management agreement; and a briefing by the Woodland Park Zoo Society on annual zoo operations and services.

I-5 Colonnade Bike Trail Opening
Saturday, September 13, 2008, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
1800 Lakeview Blvd. E (under I-5 south of E Howe St.) Seattle Parks and the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance (formerly Backcountry Bicycle Trails Club) will celebrate the completion of a series of trails for mountain bikers at the site. The group put in more than 12,000 volunteer hours on the trails. Enjoy prizes and raffles, giveaways from industry representatives, and demonstration bikes to test on the trails. Info:

Seward Park Playground Public Meeting #2
Wednesday, September 17, 2008,6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Graham Hill School cafeteria, 5149 S Graham St. This Neighborhood Matching award-funded project is to create a vision for a new playground at Seward Park. Info: or

Washington Park Arboretum Pacific Connections Garden Project Dedication
Saturday, September 20, 2008, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Celebrate the dedication of the Pacific Connections Garden Project, the first to be implemented by the Arboretum Foundation and Seattle Parks and Recreation to implement the Arboretum Master Plan. Parking is available at Graham visitor center and the Japanese Garden for this event, which takes place at the Pacific Connections Garden.  See map online at:

Magnuson Park Northshore Recreation Area Open House
Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
The Brig, Magnuson Park, 6330 NE 74th St. Parks is hosting an open house to provide an update to the community on phase two of the Northshore Recreation Area development, which will add a new dock, gangway, and floating dock that are accessible to people with disabilities. Info:

Board of Park Commissioners Regular Meeting
Thursday, September 25, 2008, 7 p.m.
Park Board Room, 100 Dexter Ave. N (corner of Dexter and Denny in Denny Park). The agenda will be available on Friday, September 12, 2008. Info:
Pro Parks Levy Oversight Committee
Monday, September 29, 2008, 7 p.m.
Park Board Room, 100 Dexter Ave. N (corner of Dexter and Denny in Denny Park).
The Superintendent will talk about the 2009 budget picture, and the Committee will discuss potential interest and contingency allocations. Info:


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