Donate to Seward Park Playground Improvement Foundation page on Seattle Parks Foundation website
Seattle Parks Foundation is the new fiscal sponsor for SPPIF, and you can catch up on the play area planning and make a donation to the project at:
With the help of the community during 4 public meetings, SPPIF completed the Design Concept phase in October. SPPIF was just awarded a second DON Small and Simple grant which will enable us to move on to Design Development. We're also applying for a DON Large Construction grant. We'll still need to raise about $100,000 to realize the community vision. Please consider making a donation, however large or small. As we learned during the recent election, everyone can make a difference!
Seward Park Playground Improvement Foundation
A big thank you to everyone who has been involved in Phase I/Design for the new play area. We had our Final Design Open House on 11.18 and everyone seemed very happy with the plans and ready to help with fund raising to allow us to continue on to construction drawings. We plan to break ground right after Labor Day and complete the play area by Spring 2010. THANKS TO OUR WONDERFUL COMMUNITY!
Click on the link below to see the plans:
What are we doing?
Many of you are already aware that the pirate ship 'moored' for nearly 20 years at the entrance of the park is no more. It had a hole in it making it unsafe and so was removed by the Parks Department.
A neighborhood group formed in mid-December to help create a safe and special playspace. The Seward Park Playground Improvement Foundation (SPPIF) applied for and received a $15,000 neighborhood matching grant from the city to begin the process with the goal of hiring a Landscape Architect and coming up with a schematic design for construction. In accordance with the conditions of the City's grant, there will be a public input process to determine what kind of playspace replacement will be designed and where it goes.
Want to contribute to the success of the Seward Park's new playspace? SPPIF is looking to expand its membership and is hoping that you or someone you know will be willing and able to join this worthy and rewarding endeavor. Check out the SPPIF Volunteer page for more details about how to get involved.
HAVE SOMETHING TO ADD?
Visit our website at http://www.sewardparkplayground.org
OR email us at moc.cam|FIPPS#moc.cam|FIPPS
OR contact Parks directly via our neighborhood matching fund liaison, Pam Kliment @ vog.elttaes|tnemilk.alemap#vog.elttaes|tnemilk.alemap
OR contact the Superintendent of Parks, Tim Gallagher, director directly at: voG.elttaeS|rehgallaG.yhtomiT#voG.elttaeS|rehgallaG.yhtomiT
THANKS! TOGETHER WE CAN AND WILL CREATE SOMETHING FUN AND TRULY UNIQUE FOR OUR REGION'S CHILDREN AT OUR BELOVED SEWARD PARK!
Also swing by the old play area to check out the temporary play equipment provided by the Parks Department until the new play area is built. Notice that we now have an accessible yellow swing also.