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Homer Harris Park Development
Pro Parks Project Information

 
2401 East Howell Street (a few blocks southeast of 23rd and Madison)

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PROJECT STATUS

EVENTS:

The grand opening ceremony for Homer Harris Park was held May 14, 2005. Sponsored by Friends of Homer Harris Park, Seattle Parks and Recreation, and Seattle Parks Foundation, the event featured the Garfield Marching Band, Total Experience Gospel Choir, and a display about the history of the Central Area from the Black Heritage Society.

Homer Harris Park

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Andy Sheffer
800 Maynard Avenue South
Seattle WA 98134-1336
(206)684-7041

This project is complete!




LOCATION
2401 East Howell Street (a few blocks southeast of 23rd and Madison)
BUDGET
$499,000 for project planning, design and construction
SCHEDULE
Planning: April-July 2003
Design: Aug 2003-April 2004
Construction: Oct 2004-Dec 2004
Completion: December 2004

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

GRAND OPENING
Dedication
Dr. Homer Harris and student

Dedication
Drums in entrance procession

Dedication
Total Experience Gospel Choir

Dedication
Royal Alley-Barnes,
Ken Bounds, and B.J. Brooks

Dedication
New park and audience
Dr. Homer Harris, for whom the park is named, is one of Seattle's most beloved and respected athletes and physicians.
> Learn more about the life of Dr. Harris(pdf 1224k)

In the 1990s, the Central Area neighborhood plan identified the need for a park in the Madison and 23rd Avenue area. The 2000 Pro Parks Levy included funds to acquire and develop a small park in the neighborhood.

Through the Seattle Parks Foundation an anonymous donor gave $1.3 million to this new park in 2002, doubling the size of the park, increasing park development funding, and creating a small maintenance endowment. This donation represents one of the largest donations in the history of Seattle Parks and Recreation. For more information, see Seattle Parks Foundation.


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