Posts for April, 2014

Oh, the Places You’ll Go with Seattle Parks and Greenways!

April 25th, 2014

You know all this from my previous blog entries (Part I, Part II, and Part III): Our city proudly counts 465 parks spanning 6,200 acres of beaches, forests, fields, playgrounds, ball courts, community centers, and rain-kissed open space. We rely on these parks for respite from city life, room to stretch our legs, space to […]

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Make Way for Play! A How-to guide to Take Back Your Street

April 24th, 2014

  Ready for some exciting homemade neighborhood fun inspired by you, your family and your neighbors?  This spring and summer we can take over the streets and expand our neighborhood park space. The point is to celebrate community and culture in every neighborhood through an opportunity called “place-making.”   The asphalt isn’t just for cars anymore.  This […]

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Parks – Recognizing Costs Savings, and Energy Efficiencies, and Labor Reductions

April 17th, 2014

We Councilmembers will make a decision next Monday whether and how to create a funding source dedicated to Parks alone. We have loved our parks and greenspaces for more than a century. We look to parks for health, sanctuary, and play.  Unfortunately, we have been unable to maintain them as if they will be around […]

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Investing in our future – the Proposed Seattle Park District

April 4th, 2014

This August, a ballot measure may be presented to Seattle voters that could create a sustainable and dedicated new funding source for Seattle Parks.  In the past, we have voted for levies with which you are undoubtedly familiar.  You may just beginning to hear about the proposed Seattle Park District. I have repeatedly heard a […]

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