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Lower Kinnear Enhancement Plan
Project Information


Location: 899 W Olympic Place, Seattle WA 98119

Project Status

Thank you Seattle! Phase two renovation is complete.
This project renovated the tennis court, increased ADA accessibility, restored the hillside main trail , added picnic tables and benches, and improved forest vegetation. An opening celebration was held Saturday, April 26, 2014 (see photos at right).

Winter 2014 Update
Construction of phase two which includes renovation of the tennis court, ADA access, hillside and main trail restoration and plantings is underway and will be complete in early 2014.

Winter 2012/Spring 2013
The project is one of 15 to receive funding from the Opportunity Fund. It is a continuation of a community-initiated Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) project. The community is working with Seattle Parks and HBB Landscape Architects to develop the design development plan including stronger trail connections, a sustained natural setting and increased usage of the park.

The design team has narrowed the scope of the work into phases. A portion of the work will be completed through Conservation Corps in 2012 and the remainder of the work will continue in 2013. The dog off leash area will be part of the park development to occur in fall 2012.

See below for an archive of meetings and documents from the NMF phase of this project.

Wed like to thank the community and FOLKpark for being great supporters of this park and for devoting so much of their time and energy to the improvement of it. The formal public input process is complete.

899 W Olympic Place, Seattle WA 98119
$750,000 Opportunity Fund
$100,000 Neighborhood Matching Fund
$50,000 Community Match
Planning: Complete
Design: Complete
Construction: Summer 2012 & Fall 2013
Completion: Winter 2014

Project Description

The project goal is to create enhancements that improve trails and signage, restore the native vegetation and make connections to other trails in the Seattle Parks system.

This project was selected for the first round of Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Funding. The application receivedYou will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document. in this community-initiated process is a preliminary concept and the final design may be constrained by the project budget. All projects will go through Park’s public involvement procedure which includes public meetings and community input. They will also go through an internal Parks process to ensure the most effective implementation.

Community Participation

Public Update Meeting #1  6/30/2011

Public Meeting #2  10/27/2011

Archive of Meetings & Documents from NMF Phase

Attn: Debi Frausto
605 W Roy St
Seattle, WA 98119
Friends of Lower Kinnear Park (FOLKPark)

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Updated December 9, 2015


Opening Celebration Photos

Opening Celebration Photos
Saturday, April 26, 2014
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For More Information

Kim Baldwin
800 Maynard Ave S
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98134

Off Leash Area Plan
Off Leash Area Plan
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Preferred Design
Preferred Design
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1st Meeting Participant's Drawing
First Meeting Participant's Group Drawing

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