Capitol Hill Community Post | 12th Avenue Stewards donate chairs to 12th Ave Square Park

From the 12th Avenue Stewards 

In time for the 4th of July, 12th Avenue Stewards donated five movable “adirondack” chairs to 12th Avenue Square Park at 12th and E. James Court. The colorful chairs provide impromptu seating for visitors to relax and soak up the sunshine.

12th Avenue Square Park includes the Cloud Veil sculpture and the bouncy, blue, round informal stage. The sculpture features 9 convex mirrors gathering and reflecting the scene. An oversized picnic table is one of the popular features in the park.

Movable tables and chairs requested by the neighborhood were included in the park’s original design and budget approved by Seattle Parks Department. Subsequently, Seattle Parks Department reneged on its commitment and declined to provide this amenity for the community. Over the course of the last two years, 12th Avenue Stewards has repeatedly asked Parks to provide the tables and chairs. These requests have fallen on deaf ears.

Finally, taking the need for additional seating in the park into its own hands, the Stewards purchased the chairs with private donations and placed them in the park for all to enjoy. While not the same as those included in the original design, these colorful chairs add a sense of serendipity and play to the park.

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