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The final phase of this project included:
Earlier phases at Cal Anderson Park included reconstruction of the reservoir with a hard lid and construction of the new shelterhouse, plaza and public toilets. These improvements were identified in the 1999 park master plan, developed with substantial community participation.
The Shelterhouse renovation included creation of a multi-purpose room with small kitchen, outdoor restrooms, a plaza, and storage for maintenance equipment. This new community space, completed in 2003, is seeing a lot of use for community meetings, events, and performances. Funding for this $1.2 million project came from the Pro Parks Levy, the Neighborhood Matching Fund, Seattle Central Community College, SPU, and the Cumulative Reserve Fund.
Lincoln Reservoir Undergrounding
SPUís reservoir covering program is a citywide effort led by Mayor Greg Nickels to improve the quality and safety of our water supply, Another major benefit of the program is the creation citywide of 76 acres of new open space, four of them at Cal Anderson. SPU completed the Magnolia Reservoir cover in 1995, and the Lincoln Reservoir cover at Cal Anderson Park in 2003. Project funding comes from water revenues. SPU will cover five more reservoirs by 2013; the next ones scheduled are the Beacon Reservoir at Jefferson Park and the Myrtle Reservoir.
Park Improvements on the Reservoir Cover
A design team, including artist Douglas Hollis, developed the Olmsted-inspired improvements to the newly created four acres of park land on the reservoir cover include a fountain, texture pool, and reflecting pool; promenade paths, landscaping, an irrigation system, and lighting.. This new park site invites walking, sitting, reading, contemplation, and informal sports in the meadow. Funding for this $5 million project comes from the Pro Parks Levy.
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