The North Rainier neighborhood adjacent to the Genesee Safeway is looking forward to a new .75-acre park.
Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) says it purchased multiple parcels located at or adjacent to 3655 35th Ave. S, in order to provide more open space for the community.
The design of the park will incorporate accessibility features in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
There is an open house planned for Wed., April 5 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Columbia Gardens (3610 33rd Ave. S.), where neighbors are encouraged to provide feedback on the amenities they’d like to see in the park. Unable to attend? Go here to participate in a short survey to inform the park’s design.
“This park will be an important addition to the north Rainier area as a whole and a wonderful complement to the multi-generational Rainier Court community,” said Jay Woolford, Executive Director of SHAG, which is helping support the park concept.
Funding for the park project is provided by the Seattle Park District. Approved by Seattle voters in 2014, the Seattle Park District 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.