June Highland Park/South Delridge/Riverview Events and HPAC Meeting

Walking Native Land
Saturday, June 1, 10am to Noon

American Hiking Society National Trail Day®

Walk through the West Duwamish Greenbelt with Ken Workman, a descendant of Chief Seattle. Workman will talk about his personal and native history in the area on the way. Begin at the Chinese Garden at South Seattle College, hike down to the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center and then back up to Puget Ridge. Some of the trail is unimproved; wear good shoes or boots. Elevation gain on the return is about 200 feet. Distance is roughly 2 miles. 

Directions to South Seattle College Arboretum 
The college is located at: 6000 16th Ave. SW
Bus routes 125 and 128 stop on campus.
From I-5 or Route 99, take West Seattle Bridge to Delridge Way S.W.
Drive south on Delridge Way S.W. to third light.
At light, turn left onto S.W. Oregon.
Take arterial to top of hill, veering right onto 21st Ave S.W.
Take first left turn onto Dawson, continuing onto 16th Ave. S.W.
Follow 16th Ave. S.W. for 1/4 mile to SSC campus and north parking lot on left.

Next Riverview Barrier Replacement Meeting June 6th

Thursday, June 6th
6:30p meet onsite at Riverview Playfield

Join us to discuss replacement options for the creosote treated log barrier at Riverview. Playfield, Thursday June 6th. This will be an onsite meeting starting from the north end of the park at 12th and Holly at 6:30pm.  

Our first meeting produced some wonderful ideas.  We are making rapid progress in identifying challenges and opportunities and soon will be providing Parks with recommendations so please let you voice be heard!  We hope folks can make the meeting, but if not please share your ideas via email at hpacchair@gmail.com
Please pass the word along to your neighbors. 

RVP Barrier Replacement Planning Meeting #2

Goal: To identify alternatives to the utility pole barriers (and new chain link fence) that reinforces/defines the boundaries of Riverview hayfields/Park in a way that keeps cars in designated car areas, enhances pedestrian safety and maintains the sense of openness and welcome that neighbors cherish

  1. Review challenges & opportunities regarding the park boundary – did we miss anything?
  2. Brainstorm ideas for approaches to reinforcing the boundaries of RVP – do we want to maintain any section of the new chain links fence (Parks would like an answer on this soon as they have a bid on removal of the fence posts on hand. Carol Baker informed us the fence will be removed and installed in another park)?
  3. Discuss maintenance and other potential impacts of design alternatives
  4. Come up with our preferred plan for barrier treatments for RVP
  5. Where are we now and what next?

Delridge Way SW – RapidRide H Line Open House

Give community feedback and learn about technical data, and Seattle’s transportation plans to redesign Delridge Way SW to move more people by prioritizing transit and laying the groundwork for new King County Metro RapidRide service.

Learn more and give specific feedback about this design work at our upcoming open houses with King County Metro.

Thursday, May 30
Delridge: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
5 to 7PM
4408 Delridge Way SW, Seattle – Room 111
*Child care provided

Stay tuned for an online open house with survey questions if you can’t make the event. We are currently dealing with website issues and are unable to update our website at the moment. We are working on the issues. Check out our website and keep an eye out for additional email updates from us to learn about additional opportunities to review the preferred option and provide feedback.

Questions about transit in Seattle or RapidRide? Visit our website or learn more details at Metro’s RapidRide website.

Stay connected Email us at DelridgeTransit@seattle.gov Call us at 206-684-8105
Visit the project website seattle.gov/transportation/DelridgeTransit

HPAC: Neighbors Advocating For South Delridge, Riverview & Highland Park Communities

Join us on June 26, 2019 
All HPAC meetings are held at the Highland Park Improvement Club, 1116 SW Holden St. Seattle, WA 98106 on the 4th Wednesday of the month (from Jan – June & Sept – October) Doors open at 6:30 – Meeting from 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Southwest Precinct: CRIME & SAFETY FOCUS GROUPS For
South Delridge, Highland Park, & Riverview

Seattle University is partnering with the Seattle Police Department to conduct qualitative research on community crime concerns. Qualitative concerns allow SU researchers to collaborate with SPD leadership to improve the city’s community policing initiatives. As a part of the process evaluation of the Seattle Police Department’s Micro-Community Policing Plans (MCPP), Seattle University is looking for community members to participate in an hour-long discussion regarding community perceptions of crime, safety, and police legitimacy, as well as knowledge of and satisfaction with the MCPP.

Information obtained from the focus group will help inform your neighborhood’s MCPP so please come share your concerns and suggestions! Please feel free to email me directly any questions that you have regarding the focus group.

Seattle University– Taylor Lowery, Graduate Research Analyst- Southwest Precinct
Email: taylor.lowery@seattle.gov


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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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