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Orchard Street Ravine Improvements
Pro Parks Project Information

38th Avenue SW and SW Orchard Street

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Volunteer Work Parties

Friends of Orchard Street Ravine (FOStR) are hosting work parties with the help of the Green Seattle Partnership and Seattle Parks and Recreation, generally the second Saturday of the month. Please go to the FOStR website link at the bottom of this page for volunteer contact information.

Dedication Official Ribbon Cutting and Neighborhood Celebration
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Noon - 2 p.m.


Joe Neiford
800 Maynard Ave S. 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98134

August 2008

In 2006, we took many great steps toward restoration and improvement of the ravine, with completion of the Vegetation Management Plan, several terrific volunteer work parties, contracted restoration work and loop trail construction, as well as a connecting trail feasibility study and subsequent decision (and funding) to build a connecting trail through the ravine at 38th Ave SW.

Please enjoy the progress photos below.

The Pro Parks Levy provides funding for restoration work and a lower loop trail access to the ravine. Please follow this link Vegetation Management Plan for a copy of the Vegetation Management Plan guiding this work.

38th Ave SW Connecting Trail - What's next?
Over the next few months, Parks will be working with the consultant to complete trail design and permitting work. As permits allow, the trail construction will be bid in spring, to be constructed in summer 2007; or if more time is required for permitting, construction could be in 2008. We look forward to moving ahead with this work!

Seattle Parks and Recreation hosted a public meeting August 21, 2006 to discuss the Draft Pedestrian Trail Connection Feasibility Study You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.(4.6M) with the community.

Undertaking this consultant study was a result of the public process for the Orchard Street Ravine improvement project, a 2000 Pro Parks Levy funded project.

The Superintendent has reviewed the study and public comment, and discussed the report with the Parks Board.
> letter with Superintendent's decision You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.

Thank you to all who have contributed their time and energy to this ravine!

38th Avenue SW and SW Orchard Street
The Pro Parks Levy provides $175,295 project costs for planning, design and construction.
Planning: August 2005 - March 2006
Design: 2006 - 2008
Construction: 2006 - 2008
Completion: 12/31/2008


The Levy description states: "This project, part of the 2000 Parks Levy, develops trails to access ravine." Although natural area restoration is not mentioned in this statement, it is discussed as a key element in all neighborhood planning documents that supported this Levy project, and was reaffirmed as a key element through the planning process.


Community Meetings: 11/01/05 & 12/13/06
Public Involvement Summary for first community meetings:
Public Involvement Summary, April 2006 You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.

Meeting Notes from Aug. 21, 2006 You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.

Meeting Notes from February 24, 2007 You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.

Park Board Hearing: 02/09/06
Park Board Recommendation on 02/23/06 You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document..

Vegetation Management Plan Workshops
Meeting #1 05/06/06 Meeting Notes You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.
Meeting #2 06/01/06 Meeting Notes You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.
Meeting #3 07/13/06 Meeting Notes You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.

See the links below for further contacts with some terrific neighborhood organizations!


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