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Maple Leaf Community Garden Acquisition
Pro Parks Project Information

 
South side of NE 103rd St just east of 5th Ave NE

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PROJECT STATUS

EVENTS:

In March 2006, the park was officially named the Maple Leaf Community Garden.

A Maple Leaf community garden celebration was held on September 20, 2003. (See press release.)

The event was cosponsored by the Maple Leaf Community Council and Seattle Parks and Recreation, and celebrated the acquisition of property for the new community garden/park.
(See pictures below.)

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Lise Ward, Senior Property Agent
Seattle Parks and Recreation
800 Maynard Ave. S., 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98134
206-733-9106
Thank you, Seattle. This Pro Parks Levy Opportunity Fund acquisition project is complete!

This property was acquired on August 29, 2003.

In April 2003, a purchase and sale agreement was signed for Parks acquisition of the property. See 4/25/03 press release.

On July 29, 2002 Seattle City Council unanimously approved Pro Parks Levy Opportunity Fund funding to acquire property for a new park/community garden in the Maple Leaf neighborhood near Northgate.

In 2005, Pro Parks Levy Opportunity Funds were approved toward the development of the park and garden.
See Maple Leaf Community Garden development project.
LOCATION
South side of NE 103rd St just east of 5th Ave NE
BUDGET
$150,000 was approved for this project through the Pro Parks Levy Opportunity Fund. Additional funding sources include the King County Conservation Futures Levy, the Department of Neighborhoods Neighborhood Matching Fund, and private donations.
SCHEDULE

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

In April 2003, upon learning that a purchase and sale agreement had been signed for Parks acquisition of the property, Maple Leaf resident Barbara Maxwell, commented:
"The community is thrilled to know that this site will be preserved as open space...... It has been a longstanding dream since this property was first nominated for acquisition by the Maple Leaf Community Council in 1988."

The acquisition was completed on August 29, 2003.

Maple Leaf

Maple Leaf Celebration
Celebration at site, 9/20/03
photo by Hermina Ehrlich

Maple Leaf Celebration
 Council President Peter Steinbrueck and Barbara Maxwell from the Maple Leaf Community Council

Maple Leaf Celebration
City Councilmember Richard Conlin

Maple Leaf Celebration
Members of the Lotter family
at the site in 1951.
(Photo courtesy of Barbara Azzato)


COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION

A community event to celebrate the acquisition of property for a new community garden/park in Maple Leaf was held on September 20, 2003. The event recognized those who contributed time, funding, energy and expertise to make this acquisition a reality.


The community long advocated for purchase of property for a new community garden in the Maple Leaf neighborhood. The Maple Leaf Community Council nominated this project through the Pro Parks Levy Opportunity Fund, and continues to raise funds toward the project.


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