Take a survey, name a park: Seattle Parks wants your help!
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What do you love and maybe not love? What would you like to see more of?
The city has put together a survey for input on strategic planning around parks. Here's your chance to make your voice heard. Click here to go to the survey.
And while we're on the subject of parks ... Seattle has two new ones that need names!
Wedgwood: the new, one-third acre site at 8605 35th Ave. N.E. is designed as a multi-use space that includes an open central lawn with curved seat walls and a concrete pedestal for a potential future art installation. It's expected to be done by the end of 2020. By the way, a little Seattle trivia, courtesy of the Parks Department: The Wedgwood neighborhood was developed by Edith and Albert Balch in the 1940s and named by Edith to commemorate her favorite brand of china.
48th and Charlestown, Genesee-Schmitz neighborhood: The one-third acre site at 4801 S.W. Charlestown St. has a history as a community gathering space, as a small community garden and, before that, a neighborhood grocery store. Plans are to continue its use as a gathering space by creating a “neighborhood green,” with a lawn encircled by a path with arching seat walls. Plans also include play areas, a picnic area and a small stage. The new park will be completed in 2021.
The Parks Naming Committee looks for names representing a site's geographic location, historical or cultural significance, and natural or geological features. The full policy can be found here (scroll down a bit).
Name suggestions should be submitted in writing (email or snail mail) by Friday, October 18, 2019 and include an explanation of how your suggestion matches the criteria. Send to Seattle Parks and Recreation, Parks Naming Committee, 100 Dexter Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.