Locals encouraged to participate in Woodland Park Sensory Garden design review process

Seattle Parks and Recreation is encouraging local residents to get involved in the schematic design review and provide feedback for the new Seattle Sensory Garden at Woodland Park Zoo.

A public meeting for this project will be held this Wednesday, October 21, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Phinney Neighborhood Association (6532 Phinney Avenue N – Red Room).

Seattle Parks and Recreation project manager and the design team of Fischer Bouma Partnership and Richard Hartlage of Land Morphology will provide project information and present the schematic design at the meeting. The design incorporates the feedback heard from the community at the first public meeting in September.

The project aims to develop a garden for the senses by adding sight, touch, smell, and sound elements to increase accessibility and provide a welcoming atmosphere and experience for all.  The Sensory Garden will be an expansion of Woodland Park Zoo’s Rose Garden.

The community-initiated project is being funded by the Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Fund. Seattle Parks and Recreation has been coordinating with Woodland Park Zoo, the Lions Club, Hearing Speech & Deafness Center, Lighthouse for the Blind, ARC of King County, and the Phinney Neighborhood Association.

Click here to learn more. Contact Jay Rood from Seattle Parks and Recreation with questions and feedback at (206) 733-9194 or by emailing jay.rood@seattle.gov

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