Announcements and Notes from September HPAC meeting

Our Parks:

West Crest / West Seattle Reservoir Park will begin construction in late winter, scheduled to be finished by summer of 2014. There are still some decisions being made about re-using and moving the existing play equipment, and we will be informed when those decisions have been made.

We received a NPSF grant to address pedestrian safety along Cloverdale via a crushed rock stair and trail from 6th to the dog park parking lot at 5th. SDOT’s “Safe Routes to Schools” are considering the spot for a possible sidewalk from 7th to 5th. (The improvements at West Crest will include a sidewalk connection from 7th to 8th)

We also received an Opportunity Fund grant from Seattle Parks to address missing connections into Highland Park Playground/Spray Park east to Cloverdale/10th and north to Thistle. The schedule is still being determined for that project.

Green Seattle Day, a day to celebrate and restore Seattle’s urban forest, is on November 2nd, and West Crest Park is one of the sites for tree planting! October 5th is the day to help clean up the urban forest to get ready for the big day, from 9am – 1pm. More information is available on their website.

Highland Park Improvement Club:  The Club was recently awarded a King County grant (thanks to the efforts of Sustainable Seattle), to help de-pave part of the parking lot, install another raingarden, more planting, and a courtyard. If you are interested in participating, join us for a Greening Committee meeting on  October 2 at 7pm to discuss next steps.

Rainwise: if you have questions about RainWise and how to get a rebate for a rain garden and/or cistern for your property, attend a RainWise Workshop in South Park coming up on Thursday, October 17th, from 6:30-8pm at the South Park Community Center. More info available here.

Roadside Raingardens: Green Stormwater Infrastructure is coming to Highland Park! Areas for roadside gardens (not on your property like RainWise ones, but within the Right of Way along the street) are being studied in Highland Park. King County presented a plan with potential locations that will be online soon, so we’ll update our website when that happens.

Surplus City Light Properties: Info added  in this post.

Published by HPAC

Neighbors Building Community: Advocating for Highland Park, Riverview and South Delridge. An all volunteer group made up of neighbors, local business, and community organizations advocating for neighborhood infrastructure, community resources, and livability.

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