Posts for 'Parks'

Ribbon cutting at Westlake today at 11:30 for new play area

March 1st, 2013

In a little while, I’ll be heading down to the Westlake Center to join Mayor McGinn and Kate Joncas of the Downtown Seattle Association as well as Christopher Williams from Seattle Parks and James Hendricks, President of the Seattle Children’s Research Institute  to cut the ribbon on the all-new, first ever downtown public play space: […]

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Data-driven dreaming: We must match our aspirations for Parks with demonstrated needs and sustainable funding

February 20th, 2013

Yesterday Mayor McGinn delivered his State of the City address. There were several moments of applause, and I found myself clapping as well as he touched on many of the issues Council has been working on, like public safety, and public education, and overall quality of life issues for all of our neighborhoods.   The […]

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Octopus update and preview of sights and events for Octopus Week

February 12th, 2013

In honor of Seattle Aquarium Octopus Week, February 14-24, I want to give you an update on the effort to ban recreational harvest of giant Pacific octopus (GPO) off of Seacrest Park. You might remember that last Halloween a state-licensed SCUBA diver caught an octopus off of Seacrest Park and brought it out of the water at Cove 2. […]

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Neighbor Appreciation Day has arrived! Join me at the Waterfront

February 8th, 2013

I’m very much looking forward to tomorrow’s Neighbor Appreciation Day. I’d have to say it’s my favorite Day of the year. I helped organize and will be participating in a clean up project along the Waterfront. I would love to see you there! We’ll meet at 9 a.m. (hopefully in great weather at the Alaskan Sourdough Bakery […]

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Toughening encroachment enforcement, talking CSOs, and catching up with Parks: Committee Wrap up

February 7th, 2013

Today in the Parks and Neighborhoods Committee meeting, we did the following: Passed two pieces of legislation on to full council, Held a public hearing on the partial transfer of jurisidiction of two pieces of subterranean property from Parks to SPU, Heard from our wonderful Parks Trusts volunteers, and Got caught up on events and […]

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Ratifying a little bit of aloha spirit in West Seattle – Marination Ma Kai at Seacrest Boathouse

February 5th, 2013

This week in committee we’ll be looking at a six-year concessions agreement between DPR and Marination LLC (C.B. 117704) to manage and operate the Marination restaurant and boat and recreation equipment rental facility at Seacrest Park – a hidden jewel in West Seattle. Marination Ma Kai (which means, in Hawaiian, in the direction of the […]

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Take action for parks on Martin Luther King Jr. Day/Day of Service

January 15th, 2013

I would like to highly recommend that on January 21, you consider spending a day ON (instead of taking a day off) volunteering with the Green Seattle Partnership. Here’s a calendar of events taking place around the city over the entire MLK Day weekend. Last year on this occasion I participated in Green Seattle Partnership’s […]

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A sunny and auspicious welcome to 2013

January 2nd, 2013

On the first day of 2013, I joined many neighbors and Seattle visitors by taking a long walk in the glorious sunshine along Myrtle Edwards Park. I got there on the new Thomas Street Bridge from Uptown and I am happy to say, it was packed! I loved seeing all the people out in regular […]

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Queen Anne Bowl Playfields parking and Initiative 42

December 11th, 2012

Yesterday Council voted to approve legislation (Ordinance 117669) that swapped a parcel of parks-owned land for a strip of land owned by Aegis on Queen Anne, to ensure that Parks could continue to provide parking for the Queen Anne Bowl Playfields. The current parking area is not actually owned by Parks. Parks made a deal […]

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Parks & Neighborhoods: Committee recap and Year in Review

December 7th, 2012

Yesterday’s Parks and Neighborhoods committee meeting was short, sweet, and efficient. We passed all the legislation before us out of committee and on to full council. The first item of business was a piece of yearly legislation that transfers money into the 2008 Parks Levy Fund from King County Conservation Futures Levy proceeds. First passed in 1989, […]

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