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Restoration of the hat is complete!
The Georgetown Community Council and Seattle Parks and Recreation are happy to announce the completion of the restoration on the Hat 'n' Boots. Scaffolding came down from around the hat on October 15, 2009. The painting of the hat was completed soon after and Parks is working on finishing the final details.
The Hat 'n' Boots were moved from thier former location at the "Premium Tex" Texaco gas station on E Marginal Way to Oxbow Park in December 2003. The boots were restored in 2005.
Thank you, Seattle! This Pro Parks project is complete, and the park is open to public. On Saturday, August 13, 2005, the community gathered to dedicate the new park.
Park construction started in November 2003 but it took on real meaning with the move of the Hat 'n' Boot structures to the park on December 13, 2003. The move was accomplished in two stages starting on December 12. (See photos.)
|This project designed and built a neighborhood park at the vacant lot in 6400 Corson Ave S. block. Park elements included a P-Patch, neighborhood gathering space, paved plaza and path, low water and natural plantings, and the relocated Hat n' Boots historic landmarked structures.
The park design is based on elements presented in the “Georgetown Neighborhood Park Vision Report and Concept Plan” prepared for the Georgetown Community Council Park Steering Committee in August 2001.
The Georgetown Community Council successfully raised sufficient funding to supplement the Pro Parks Levy funds and construct most elements of the conceptual plan in one project.
Oxbow Park is now the official park name. It is a reference to the historic Duwamish River oxbow that surrounded Georgetown before the river was redirected in 1917.
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