Seattle Parks has set the dates and sent out the announcements for a set of public meetings to gather your input on the planned $800,000 overhaul of the Volunteer Park play area. We reported a few weeks back about the Seattle Parks Levy-backed project to replace the 20-year-old playground equipment in the park. If all goes to plan, by the way, the playground will be closed during construction in summer 2012 so you’d better enjoy it now. Details on the meetings are below — and kids are being encouraged to attend. CHS votes to turn the whole thing over to children though, if you think skatedots are loud, you might not like their plans for the world’s largest drum trampoline. Also, don’t forget about the group working to raise $3.5 million to finish the overhaul of the Volunteer Park Conservatory.
Parks says at the first meeting it will gather input to create design concepts which will be presented at the second meeting in July.
Seattle Parks and Recreation invites you and your family to meet with the design team for the Volunteer Park Play Area Renovation. Parks will present design options for your neighborhood park play area and wants to hear from you about the different designs.
This renovation project, identified in the 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy, provides play area improvements for children ages 2-12, safety surfacing, better accessibility and site improvements that may include picnic tables and seating area.
Parks encourages you to come and give your thoughts on which play equipment and design features work best for your neighbourhood.