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Lake City park construction begins spring 2020

Community invited to participate in mural project and learn about upcoming construction

The Lake City community is invited to participate in a mural project and learn about the upcoming construction for the new Lake City park. Join us at Coyote North, 12325 Lake City Way NE on Sunday, February 9, 2020 from noon to 5 p.m. Refreshments and food will be available. Please wear painting clothes if you would like to participate in the mural project.

This is an opportunity to view the new park design, meet the design team, hear from the project manager about the upcoming construction, and participate in a mural painting project. The design team will be available from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Additionally, other City departments, including Seattle Department of Transportation and the Department of Neighborhoods’ P-Patch program will be available to discuss work and programs they are planning for in the Lake City neighborhood.

Kendra Azari, a local mural artist, and Lynn DeBeal, a local mural artist and musician, will be leading the mural project from noon to 5 p.m. and providing paint supplies. The community created mural will be displayed on the fencing around the park during construction. Lake City neighbors, friends and families are encouraged to attend. Coyote North is a new community-based arts space created to make Coyote Central’s youth programs available to families in the Lake City neighborhood.

SPR purchased property located at 12510 33rd Ave. NE in 2010 with funding from the 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy to provide additional open space for the Lake City community. SPR demolished the building on the property and worked with the community on the design for the park. The new park will offer a multi-generational appeal with a wide range of activities and green space in this urban neighborhood. The park will include a half-basketball court, climbing structures, ADA pathway, picnic areas, open lawn, and bike racks. The park will include public art sculptural work by artist Elizabeth Gahan funded from the 1% For The Arts program. Construction is anticipated to start in March 2020, and we anticipate the park opening by late summer.

This park project is made possible by the voter-approved Seattle Park District, which provides more than $47 million a year in long-term funding for SPR, including maintenance of parklands and facilities, operation of community centers and recreation programs, and development of new neighborhood parks on previously acquired sites.

For more information or for meeting notification translation please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/lake_city_uv/ For questions about the event or if you need an interpreter or accommodations please contact Karen O’Connor at karen.o’[email protected] or 206-233-7929.

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