Mineral Springs Park (formerly North Seattle Park) Improvements
Pro Parks Project Information
1500 N 105th Street
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Construction is complete!
Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004
Ribbon cutting, light refreshments and an art project for participants
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800 Maynard Ave. S, 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98134-1336
1500 N 105th Street
$722,000 total Pro Park Budget
The Friends of Mineral Springs Park, in association with Charles Anderson
Landscape Architecture, worked to develop a concept plan for site development.
The final concept focused on two features: an art walk and renovated disc
Project History/Background: The land was acquired by Seattle Parks
and Recreation in 1969 in anticipation of erecting shops and offices on
the site. The plan was never implemented and the land was left as open space.
- The art walk, with entries at N. 105th Street and N. 107th Street, was
created along the eastern perimeter of the park. It has designated gathering
areas along its length intended to create settings for artwork and places
for pedestrians to pause.
The art walk was selected as the recipient of $60,000 in Seattle Arts Commission
1% for Art money. The Arts Commission issued a national call for artists
which resulted in the selection of Stacy Levy; a reknown artist from the
Philadelphia area. Her pieces are intended to create an interactive experience
for all generations, and will be enduring and engaging.
- Disc golf area improvements have been installed to protect the vegetation,
enhance the course features, and introduce art elements along the fairways.
Natural and structural screens have been established in key locations
along the streets as well as within the park to protect people, homes,
In 1990, the Seattle Players Disc Golf Association established a course
on the site thereby utilizing and maintaining most of the park themselves.
In 1999, the Aurora-Licton Neighborhood Plan recognized this park as a neighborhood
amenity that needed attention. In 2000, the community received Early Implementation
Funds to develop a concept plan; Charles Anderson Landscape Architecture
was chosen as the consultant. In October 2001, the name of the Park was
officially changed from North Seattle Park to Mineral Springs Park.
A series of three community meetings were held during
the planning phase in order to generate community input as well as to
provide information and guidance to the landscape architect as he developed
the design concept.
Activities such as work parties and "Art in the Park" are regularly scheduled
throughout the year. Contact:
Friends of Mineral Springs
Edie Whitsett, firstname.lastname@example.org
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