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Design Development Open House for Greenwood Park expansion

May 24th, 2010 · No Comments

The community is invited to attend an open house to learn more about the expansion plans for Greenwood Park, which is between Fremont and Evanston avenues and North 87th and 89th streets.

The volunteer group Vision Greenwood Park is hosting the open house from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the North Seattle Boys & Girls Club, 8635 Fremont Ave N. It will be facilitated by Site Workshop, a Seattle-based landscape architecture firm.

This meeting builds on the work conducted last year to create a conceptual plan for expanding Greenwood Park. The community is capitalizing on the opportunity to expand the Park into two adjacent properties recently acquired by Seattle Parks and Recreation. The new features will appeal to different age groups, especially seniors and teens who are drawn to this area by the Greenwood Senior Center and North Seattle Boys and Girls Club. The project will also improve lines of sight and foster increased positive activity at the Park to improve safety.

The major elements of the plan (.pdf) include:

  • Community Garden—designed to be universally accessible, the garden will create
    a space where teens from the North Seattle Boys and Girls Club can work next to
    members of the Greenwood Senior Center, and neighbors can grow local, organic
    produce for themselves and the Greenwood Food Bank.
  • Basketball Courtyard—located across the street from the Boys and Girls Club,
    an informal basketball court will provide much needed recreation activities for
    teens in the Park.
  • Star-Gazing Themed Gathering Plaza—creating a space for community events, live
    music, and barbecues.
  • Skate-friendly Design—the hardscapes of the basketball court and plaza will be
    designed to create multi-functional spaces including elements suitable for skateboarding.

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