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Pro Parks Levy


Thank you Seattle! Your support of the Pro Parks Levy and your participation in levy projects has benefited every neighborhood in Seattle. The Pro Parks Levy, an eight-year $198.2 million levy, has been an integral part of making Seattle Parks and Recreation a world-class park system. The future of Seattle Parks and Recreation is an exciting one. In this City, there is an energy and excitement about public parks that is unique and forward thinking. This is reflected in the recent passing the new 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy.

To explore the benefits and wonderful parks that the Pro Parks Levy funded please visit the pages below.


The levy provides funds to create more than 30 new parks in Seattle neighborhoods and to preserve wooded green spaces.
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The Pro Parks Levy is drawing to a close, with over 110 park development projects completed. There are a few more development projects currently in progress such as Crown Hill, Dakota Place Park Phase II, Delridge Skatepark, and University Heights. The Pro Parks projects include everything from habitat restoration to ballfield improvements to art installations to city trails.
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Environmental Stewardship,
Maintenance, and Programming

Environmental stewardship, enhanced maintenance, new teen programs, Learn to Swim, senior services and Zoo programs are all included in the Levy's program funding.
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Opportunity Fund

Citizens submitted nominations for park acquisition and development projects through two cycles of the Levy's Opportunity Fund, and dozens of projects are being implemented.
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Oversight Committee

A citizens Pro Parks Levy Oversight Committee meets regularly to provide oversight for the Levy, including project scheduling and recommendations for the Levy's Opportunity Fund.
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View the project pages or call Karen O'Connor at

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Last Update January 6, 2011


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In the eight years of the Levy, Parks has focused on innovation, creativity and sustainability in our projects -- all the while completing our projects on time and within budget. We've focused on fiscal, social and environmental improvements on each job we undertake, improving our sustainable building practices, engaging more than 15,000 individuals in our public processes, and leveraging project funding by partnering with other agencies.

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Cal Anderson Park
Dedicating Cal Anderson Park
Cal Anderson Park
The new Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill offers this populous neighborhood a respite from daily life in downtown. Amenities include open lawns; a shelterhouse; a playground; pathways; a fountain, texture pool, and reflecting pool; promenade paths; landscaping; an irrigation system; and lighting. This new park site invites walking, sitting, reading, contemplation, and informal sports in the meadow.
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