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Wedgwood residents can help design new Seattle park

Seattle Parks will be on hand at the Wedgwood Community Picnic to talk about the future park on 35th Avenue Northeast.



It doesn't look like much now, does it, but the blue-shaded area will become a park for the Wedgwood neighborhood.

Seattle Parks

An empty parcel of land in the Wedgwood neighborhood is going to become a park, and neighbors get to help plan it.

 

Seattle Parks and Recreation will be on hand Saturday (Sept. 15) at the Wedgwood Community Picnic at Hunter Tree Farm, 7744 35th Ave. N.E., to talk to folks about plans for the park, located on a third of an acre at 8605 35th Ave. N.E., next to Cafe Javasti.

 

The parks department promises "fun activities and light refreshments" for anyone who stops by to talk about the plans.

 

The land was purchased in 2014, the park design and planning process is just getting going, and construction is set for winter of 2020. Budget for the project is $1,273,388, according to the city. Money for the purchase and the work came from a measure approved by voters in 2014 to repair and improve existing parks and to create new ones.

 

The Wedgwood Community Picnic is from 3-7 p.m. Saturday at Hunter Tree Farm, 7744 35th Ave N.E.

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