Public Meeting Set for Westcrest Reservoir Park

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to participate in the planning for the future park on the West Seattle Reservoir lid. Parks will hold a public meeting on April 24, 2010 from 10 a.m. to noon at Southwest Community Center, 2801 SW Thistle St., Seattle.

Parks invites the community to attend and provide feedback on the schematic designs that reflect the input that designer Site Workshop and Seattle Parks received at the previous meetings for this project.

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is replacing its open reservoirs with underground structures that will improve the quality and security of our water supply and provide new public open space on the reservoir lids. The West Seattle Reservoir is located at 9000 8th Ave. SW. Lid construction is underway at this site and park construction is scheduled to start in early 2011.

The Parks and Green Spaces Levy provides $3 million for planning, design and construction of this new park. Seattle voters passed the Parks and Green Spaces in November 2008. The $146 million Levy provides acquisition funding for new neighborhood parks and green spaces and development funding for projects such as improved playfields, reservoir lid parks, renovated playgrounds, community gardens, and safety upgrades at city owned cultural facilities.

The reservoir site is also the recipient of $150,000 in funding from the 1% ARTS program. The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation and Seattle Public Utilities, is seeking an artist for a public art project for West Seattle Reservoir at Westcrest Park. The artist selected will work closely with the park design team and develop an artist-designed environment or installation for either the reservoir site.

For additional information about the project please  contact Susanne Friedman, Parks Planner at 206-684-0902 or Susanne.friedman@seattle.gov.

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