More than 50 people joined in last night’s conversation to brainstorm ideas for the new 39,000 square foot park on 9th Ave NW between 70th & 73rd.
The larger group broke into smaller groups and were told two things: there will not be a wading pool or an off-leash dog park. With that, the groups formulated ideas. Some brought up playground equipment for different ages, walking paths around the park, picnic areas, garden areas and “skate dots,” which are skateable benches or ledges. There was also discussion about adding a “nature play” feature that uses rocks or other earthworks for kids to play. Jacqueline, one of the neighbors at the meeting, tells us that there were a lot of creative ideas presented. “It was a great meeting!” she says.
The design group, Site Workshop, will work with Seattle Parks & Rec to come up with three plans before the next meeting on December 17th.
Construction is slated to start in August of 2010 with a completion date in the spring of 2011.