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The View From Denny Park

News and Views From The Superintendent
No. 20 October 9, 2001
A periodic electronic newsletter about Parks and Recreation news, programs, projects and events from Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent Ken Bounds


Now's your chance to find out more about the Pro Parks Levy Program: Projects and programs that are under way and the Pro Parks Opportunity Fund. You are welcome to attend one of the following public open houses to hear updates, learn about the Opportunity Fund application process, meet project managers and find out how you can get involved.

SATURDAY, OCT. 20 (Central)
10 a.m. to noon, South Lake Union Armory Bldg.
860 Terry Ave. N.

FRIDAY, OCT. 26 (All City)
Noon to 2 p.m., Parks and Recreation Board Room
100 Dexter Ave. N.

MONDAY, OCT. 29 (North)
7 to 9 p.m., Bitter Lake Community Center
13035 Linden Ave. N.

THURSDAY, NOV. 8 (South)
7 to 9 p.m., Jefferson Community Center
3801 Beacon Ave. S.

Opportunity Fund: The application process for the Pro Parks Opportunity Fund has officially begun with application forms now available and due on Dec. 17. This summer the Pro Parks Levy Oversight Committee recommended that the $10 million Opportunity Fund be divided into two funding cycles over the eight-year course of the levy, with $6 million allocated in the first cycle and $4 million for the second cycle.

Of the $6 million in the first cycle, $5 million will be dedicated to acquisition projects and $1 million to development projects. Of the $5 million for acquisitions, $2 million will be available through an open application process; the remaining $3 million will be targeted for acquisitions in three underserved "urban villages:" the University District, Denny Triangle and Pioneer Square/International District.

For more information or for applications, please visit the web at or contact Catherine Anstett, (206) 615-0386, or David Takami, (206) 684-8020,


You may have heard that Seattle Parks and Recreation has fine-tuned its management to respond better to questions and concerns in city neighborhoods. We now have six sector managers for the northwest, northeast, central west, central east, southwest and southeast areas of Seattle. If you have a burning question or a bone to pick, here's the contact information for key Parks staff. All area codes are 206. Their e-mail addresses follow this convention:

* Director: Christopher Williams
* Southwest manager: Katie Gray, 684-7090
* Southeast manager: Cheryl Fraser, 684-8016

* Director: Herbye White, 684-7181
* Central west manager: Kerry Lasko, 684-0796
* Central east manager: Pat Elder, 684-4561

* Director: Margaret Anthony, 684-7085
* Northwest manager: Kathie Huus, 233-3960
* Northeast manager: Maureen O'Neill, 684-7096

Sand Point Magnuson Park
* Director: C. David Hughbanks, 615-1502
* Operations director: Eric Friedli, 684-8369

Seattle Aquarium
* Director: Bill Arntz,
* Public information: Laura Austin, 386-4329

Woodland Park Zoo
* Director: Mike Waller, 684-4057
* Public information: Gigi Allianic, 233-7274

General information
* Public relations manager: Dewey Potter, 684-7241
* Public information, general: David Takami, 684-8020
* Public information, levy projects: Mareatha Counts, 233-7152
* Public information, maintenance projects: Joelle Ligon, 233-7929
* Public information, acquisitions/open space: Catherine Anstett, 615-0386

I will be in touch soon.

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