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Ernst Park art screen project
723 N 35th St.
Seattle Parks and Recreation in conjunction with the Mayor's Office of
Arts & Cultural Affairs are working together to create a sculptural safety
barrier to run along the curved curb on the northwest side of the park's
While everything in the park is built to code, the slope at this location
is perceived to be steep. This artful addition to the park will not only
enhance the overall safety, but also will add a striking new element to
A panel including representatives of the Fremont Neighborhood Council
and Fremont Arts Council, in collaboration with Seattle Parks, selected
artist Jenny Heishman for the project. The panel felt her ideas, use of
materials, sculptural forms, and sense of creating unexpected experiences
would be a good fit with the community.
Ernst Park, a.k.a Slippery Slope, is located immediately west of the Fremont
Branch Library. It is .17-acre new park, purchased with Pro Parks Levy
monies in 2003, and developed into a new community park in 2004. It features
a central plaza, amphitheater, grand staircase, ADA access, plantings
The budget for this project is $15,000 and must cover all facets of
the project including design, materials, fabricatioin, installation
and sales tax. The allocated amounts for design and fabrication/installation:
Design fee: $2,500
Fabrication, installation, & sales tax: $12,500
What was once a derelict site with a precipitous slope has been transformed
into a public space. There park acts as a "scenic" cut through between
two busy streets with a path and stairs provind access.
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May 1, 2007
Mayor's Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs
700 5th Ave., Suite 1766
P.O. Box 94748
Seattle, WA 98124-4748
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