Fremont Residential Urban Village
Parks and Green Spaces Levy
Location: 719 N 35th St Addition to A.B. Ernst Park (723 N 35th St)
Thank you Seattle. This acquisition is complete.
Seattle Parks purchased an addition to A.B. Ernst Park in December 2010. The neighboring vacant .10 acre lot will be developed when funding becomes available to develop and fully maintain the site. The Ernst Park addition is one of six park sites purchased with Parks and Green Spaces Levy funding and landbanked for future use.
Before any permanent improvements are constructed or planted at this site, a public involvement process (public notices and meetings) would need to be completed. Plans for the site would also need to be approved through the Park internal project review process. This planning and design work requires funding for the public planning work, park design and staffing to support the effort.
In this process design options are developed for the community to consider what is most appropriate for the site, how best to complement the existing park site and be compatible with neighboring uses and the existing park.
Improvements to be made to the park in spring 2013:
- Remove the chain link fence bordering the existing Ernst Park from the new addition.
- Erect a modest fence along the upper street side.
- Cut down grasses/vegetation several times throughout the year. Pick up litter as needed (when maintaining park site next door).
- Renovate shrub beds at the developed Ernst Park site. Water more frequently and maintain the existing Ernst Park plants and trees.
- Install Enviro-blocks on the lower parking lot space to restrict access and reduce car campers and illegal parking.
- Parks will continue to monitor the site and address maintenance issue.
719 N 35th St
The Parks and Green Spaces Levy provides $24 million for the acquisition of neighborhood parks in up to 20 identified areas throughout the City. The Fremont Residential Urban Village was included in that list.
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July 23, 2015