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Woodland Park Zoo Seattle
Sensory Garden Development
Project Information


Location: Woodland Park Zoo, 700 N 50th Street, 98108

Project Status

Fall 2015
Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is contracting with Fischer Bouma Partnership and Richard Hartlage of Land Morphology to move this Opportunity Fund project forward.

Thank you to all who attended the first public meeting on September 10. Documents and presentation from the meeting can be found below.

Everyone in the community is encouraged to attend the second public meeting at the Phinney Neighborhood Association on October 21.

Woodland Park Zoo, 700 N 50th Street, 98108
The Opportunity Fund allocates $750,000 for the planning, design and construction of this project.
Planning: Spring 2015
Design: Spring - Winter 2015
Construction: Spring - Summer 2016
Completion: Fall 2016

Project Description

This project was selected for the second 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 the SPR public involvement procedure which includes public meetings and community input. They will also go through an internal SPR process to ensure the most effective implementation.

Develop a five senses garden by adding enhanced sight, touch and smell elements with the intent to increase accessibility and providing a welcoming atmosphere and experience for all. The Seattle Sensory Garden is an expansion of the Woodland Park Zoo Rose Garden on 1.3 acres of existing Zoo property.

Community Participation

Public Meeting #1  9/10/2015

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Updated October 6, 2015


Public Meeting
Wed, October 21, 2015
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Phinney Neighborhood Association
6532 Phinney Ave North
Seattle, WA 98103

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Jay Rood
800 Maynard Ave S
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98134

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