Seattle Parks Invites Community to Learn About South Park Community Center Site Redevelopment Project

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the South Park community to participate in an online open house on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. This is the neighborhood’s opportunity to learn about the design final and schedule for construction of the South Park Community Center and design of the entire site. Please register online here Spanish interpretation will be available.

The South Park Community Center is located at 8319 8e Ave. S, 98108. The site redevelopment project will include a spray park, play area, picnic area, lawn, extended parking, off-leash area for dogs and a full-size multi-sport field. The project also includes an all-season synthetic turf field with lighting and a circular walking path, developed in partnership with the Seattle Academy. This project will coincide with the South Park Community Center Stabilization Project, which will address a number of major maintenance, accessibility and program needs at the South Park Community Center. Construction will include replacing the roof, upgrading the HVAC system, renovating the washroom, kitchen and lobby, installing a partition wall for the gymnasium, and replacing the floor of the multipurpose hall. Construction will begin in late spring 2021 and end in fall 2022.

As part of this project, SPR is collecting inspirational quotes from community members to use as part of an on-site art installation. We’re looking for sample quotes from artists, authors, local leaders – anyone whose voice reflects and celebrates South Park’s diverse and vibrant community. Email your quote suggestions to [email protected] Suggestions are due by March 31, 2021.

This community-based project is funded by the Seattle Park District and includes the Major Projects Challenge Fund, state grants, and a partnership with the Seattle Academy through the Seattle Parks Foundation. SPR hired Broadview Planning in 2017 and MIG / SvR in 2018 to lead planning and design with a focus on providing strategies to mitigate negative health impacts resulting from the site’s proximity to a transportation corridor. major. The project integrates the principles of crime prevention through environmental design and a racial and social justice lens with a strong emphasis on engaging under-represented communities to improve outcomes in terms of crime. health.

For more information on this project, please visit or contact Toby Ressler at Toby .ressler @ or 206-615-1482.

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