It’s been a long time coming, but it appears that Kirke Park (7028 9th Ave NW) will be completed by summer.
New signs have been put up in front of the park alerting users that fencing will go up and crews will be on site starting February 1 – that’s next Wednesday. Heavy demolition of the site will start the following day, Kelly Goold with Seattle Parks tells us. The contract calls for 100 working days which would put the park grand opening in mid-June, but Goold says both the contractor and city believe it will be finished sooner, possibly mid-May.
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Once completed the park will have a play area, a grassy area and a community garden. The community garden in the north end of the park is new to the Seattle Parks system. It’s not quite a P-Patch, not quite a garden, Goold says. There will be individual plots along with a community garden. There is no defined rule as to who will take care of the community garden, but Friends of Kirke Park have agreed to get it up and running, Goold tells us.