Monday, May 6, 2013

Attend Seattle Parks Community Meeting To Help Shape Future Of Programs And Facilities

Love Your Parks? We Need to Hear From You Now!

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to help plan the future of Seattle’s parks, programs, community centers, Parks activities, functions, facilities at one of six public meetings starting tomorrow.
Parks would like feedback to ensure a great park system is in place for years to come by gathering public feedback which will be incorporated into the final Parks Legacy Plan, which will be presented to the City Council in December to help guide future funding options.

The information says:

“After an expansion of our system was made possible by several consecutive voter-approved property tax levies, we are at a crossroads,” said Acting Superintendent Christopher Williams. “Now it’s time to ask the hard questions: Are we spending resources as effectively as possible? What does the public think of our park system? What are the basic services we provide?”

Parks will ask such questions as:
  • Should the community center programs seek to bring in more revenue?
  • What do you think is important to provide through teen programs?
  • How would you prioritize funding dollars for cleaning comfort stations, maintaining sportsfields, and lawn maintenance?
  • Are our resources deployed in the most effective manner?
  • What is the public view of our park system?
  • What are the basic services Parks provides?

Here are the meeting dates and places:.
Tuesday, May 7 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.: General Meeting
Seattle Parks and Recreation Administration Building -100 Dexter Ave. N
Wednesday, May 8 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.: Sports, Recreation And Aquatics
Green Lake Community Center 7201 E Green Lake Dr. N
Monday, May 13 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Seniors, Teens, ARC, Councils
Northgate Community Center - 10510 5th Ave. NE
Thursday, May 16 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.: Environmental Programs, Open Space and Maintenace
Jefferson Community Center -3801 Beacon Ave. S
Tuesday, May 21 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.: General Meeting
Dakota Place Park Building - 4304 SW Dakota St.
 Go here to learn about the Parks Legacy Plan and the timeline.

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