Final Kirke Park design revealed at movie night

About 100 neighbors in Whittier Heights gathered in Kirke Park on 9th Ave. NW and 70th St. last night to snack on popcorn and watch the movie “Up.” They also perused the final landscape design for the property.

The design (below) features a p-patch, a secret garden (those concrete walls will be lowered to 3-feet high), a small orchard, a narrow “skatedot” for skateboarders, a play area for the kids, and an adventure trail with small climbing boulders along the back fence. The biggest change from the previous design is the gathering area in middle, which now mirrors the layout of a home, from a “front porch” entrance to a “back porch” area with picnic tables.

(Click the image to see full screen).

Representatives from SiteWorkshop, the landscape design firm, answered questions from neighbors and provided a timeline for what happens next: construction plans in November, then the project goes out to bid, and construction will begin in February. “The new park as you see on the board there will be ready for next year’s movie night, sometime in the early summer,” said Clayton Beaudoin, a landscape designer.

There have been three community meetings leading up to the design, which is “pretty final,” we’re told — although the designers said they’re still entertaining ideas and feedback from the community. You can contact Friends of 9th Ave Park at ninthavenwpark@gmail.com.


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David
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David

A pee-patch? Who, exactly, in Whittier Heights doesn't have a garden that they feel the need to privatize public land for their own personal benefit?

The hobos are gonna love the Secret Garden….will the Parks Dept clean out the needles and malt liquor bottles every morning so normal human beings can use it?

Bark more, wag less
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Bark more, wag less

They've managed to stuff everything and anything in this park: design by committee.

At least we should be grateful there's no public toilet.

Bark more, wag less
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Bark more, wag less

You shouldn't have to worry about bums at this park. No public toilet and no malt liurr sellers within staggering distance.

SPG
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SPG

Skate spot! Woot!

4Loko4Life
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4Loko4Life

Looks like a fun place to get loaded.

Cole
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Cole

I don't think they should have a pee-patch either. This park is in the middle of a residential neighborhood and it will just draw people into the neighborhood we might not want. Several other pee patches in Ballard and Interbay seem to have a lot of weirdos hanging out around them. Well you may say there isn't any malt liquor around now, but if we vote to sell hard liquor in grocery stores this fall, then their might be!

4Loko4Life
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4Loko4Life

“Well you may say there isn't any malt liquor around now, but if we vote to sell hard liquor in grocery stores this fall, then their might be!”

YESSS!!!

Qwerty
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Qwerty

It looks nice.

I'm sure the bums and taggers will enjoy it quite a lot.

PeePatchWierdoWatcher
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PeePatchWierdoWatcher

“Several other pee patches in Ballard and Interbay seem to have a lot of weirdos hanging out around them.”

lol. Very odd and hilarious post. Do you travel to all these pee patches to check out the wierdos? Or maybe you just are one?

Duhh
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Duhh

“At least we should be grateful there's no public toilet.”

umm…it's called the ground.

Bum Watcher 4000
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Bum Watcher 4000

Ah, yes. I predict they shall migrate south from the lands 0f 85th, ideed they shall settle, to quench their insatiable thirsts and leave many a droppings about the landscape.

J Herb
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J Herb

Has there been any update about the Kirke Park plan? Will it ever be implemented???