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Pro Parks Levy Opportunity Fund


On May 23, 2005, the Pro Parks Levy Oversight Committee recommended projects to be funded by the second cycle of the Levy's Opportunity Fund. The Committee's recommendations were forwarded to Parks and Recreation Superintendent Ken Bounds, who forwarded his recommendations to the Mayor and City Council. Seattle City Council unanimously approved the recommended Opportunity Fund projects on September 26, 2005.
Pro Parks Levy Opportunity Fund Second Cycle Projects
Project Amount Start Date* Project Type
Central East
Mt. Baker Ridge Viewpoint   $250,000 2006 Development
Powell Barnett Legacy Project     200,000 2007 Development
12th Avenue Village Gathering Place     550,000 2007 Acquisition
Central West
Cascade Peoples Center     250,000 2007 Development
ID/Chinatown Community Center     108,000 2005 Acquisition
Maple Leaf Community Garden     150,000 2006 Development
Pinehurst Pocket Park     100,000 2006 Development
Fremont Peak Park
    250,000 2006 Development
Ballard Pocket Park     150,000 2006 Development
Haller Lake Community Street End     150,000 2006 Development
Amy Yee Tennis Center
    200,000 2006 Development
Brighton Playfield and Science Park     100,000 2006 Development
Van Asselt Site Recreation Improvements     150,000 2005 Development
Ercolini Property     200,000 2006 Development
Junction Plaza     200,000 2006 Development
Cesar Chavez Park     100,000 2005 Development
Marra Farm Community Project     180,000 2005 Development
Subtotal: $3,288,000    
Recommended by Committee July 2004
amended and confirmed by Committee May 23, 2005
Fremont Peak Park     $112,000 2004 Acquisition
Northeast, Central West
Urban Centers: University District, Denny Triangle, International District/Pioneer Square     $600,000 2007 Develop sites to be acquired through 1st cycle, or supplement acquisition if needed.
Subtotal:    $712,000    
2nd Cycle Opportunity Fund Total: $4,000,000    
* "Start Date" refers to year project will begin to receive funding. Funding may be spread over more than one year.


When Seattle voters approved the $198.2 million Pro Parks Levy in 2000, it included the Opportunity Fund for unforeseen park development projects and land acquisition opportunities. The Pro Parks Levy Citizens Oversight Committee developed criteria for evaluating and choosing Opportunity Fund projects, based on City Council direction in the Levy ordinance.

In general, priority was given to projects that address a park or open space deficiency, and are in areas experiencing growth, particularly in City-designated "urban villages" or in "revitalization areas."

Second funding cycle: 2004-2005

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Updated June 7, 2007
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