Seattle Parks and Recreation seeks name for new Lake City park

A new park opens Saturday in Lake City, and Seattle Parks and Recreation needs help deciding on a name.

The park, which measures approximately 10,000 square feet, features a domed structure with a climbing net, half basketball court, benches, picnic tables and a P-Patch garden court. The park also includes a public sculpture titled “Rock Stack” by artist Elizabeth Gahan.

The Park Service will host a community groundbreaking event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The park is located at 12510 33rd Ave. NOT

According to the ministry, the property was purchased in 2010 with funding from the 2008 Parks and Open Spaces Levy. The parks department and community members came up with the design after the office building was demolished. on the property in 2016.

Planning took place in the fall of 2020 and construction began last year.

Community members can send suggestions for the park’s name to [email protected] through the end of October. The Parks Nominations Committee will review all suggestions and then make a recommendation to the Superintendent of the Parks Department, who will make the final decision.

Suggestions should follow the naming criteria and make reference to geographic location, historical or cultural history, distinctive geological features, community or neighborhood, community identity, or a person who died there. at least three years ago and have made a significant contribution to parks or community culture.

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