Friday, March 18, 2016

University Heights Re-Opening And Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Tomorrow

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Nearby University Heights Center (5031 University Way) is having a grand opening of their newly renovated space tomorrow from 10:30-12:30pm, during the U-District Farmers Market.

The information says: 
The event will feature music from University Heights Center organizations, children’s crafts, seed giveaways, P-patch tour, light refreshments from community partners and U-District Farmers Market, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Ed Murray, Councilmember Rob Johnson and Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent, Jesús Aguirre.
The University Heights open space is a community-initiated project that creates a multi-use urban community space for all.  
In the summer of 2009, shortly after University Heights Center and Seattle Parks and Recreation closed on their respective purchases of the historically landmarked building and the project received development funding from the Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Fund.   
The improvements include a multi-purpose plaza that functions for parking and to host festivals and events. The parking plaza flows into the park plaza which integrates scored panels for chalk art by adjacent school children and a basketball hoop that also functions as overflow gathering space for events.   

The public is invited to submit potential names for this new open space. For more information go here. The Parks Naming Committee will makes  recommendation to Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent who will make the final decision.  
Submit your suggestion by Thursday, March 31 and include an explanation of how your suggestion matches the naming criteria. Send to Seattle Parks and Recreation, Parks Naming Committee, 100 Dexter Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109, or by e-mail to

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