It’ll be interesting to see what Grindline brings to the table since we’re not sure how much money will be available when it comes time to build the park.  Usually designers use a budget number as a design anchor.  There have been rumors of asking the City Council to amend the recently passed parks levy to move the money from the Myrtle Reservoir park to Delridge.  Frankly, after meeting the people that live around that park, I’d prefer not to hang out there.

Show up to this meeting and make sure when the park gets built, you will want to skate it.

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NEWS RELEASE
Gregory J. Nickels, Mayor
Timothy Gallagher, Superintendent
www.seattle.gov/parks

For immediate release                                                   January 6, 2009

Contact:         Karen O’Connor  –  206-233-7929
Karen.o’connor@seattle.gov

PARKS TO HOLD SECOND PUBLIC MEETING
FOR DELRIDGE PLAYFIELD SKATEPARK

SeattleParksand Recreation will host the second of three public
meetings for a skatepark at Delridge Playfield on Wednesday, January 14,
2009from 6 – 8 p.m.at YoungstownCulturalArtsCenter.
YoungstownCulturalArtsCenteris located at 4408 Delridge Way SW,
SeattleWA98106. This meeting will discuss the scope of work for the
design of a skatepark at the Delridge Playfield.

The first meeting focused on prioritizing the best location for the
skatepark within the Delridge Playfield. The design consultant will
present proposed site plans and gather ideas from the community in the
second and third meeting.

In June 2006, a host of citizens and city departments, including
SeattleParksand Recreation, the Seattle Department of Transportation,
the Portof Seattleand the SeattleSchool District, nominated 130 sites
throughout the city for the Skatepark Advisory Council to analyze as
potential locations for skate facilities.  The Delridge Playfield was
selected as a park site because it met most of the selection criteria
and because it is already an active site.

For more information visit the web site:
www.seattle.gov/parks/maintenance/DelridgeSkatePark.htm or contact
Parks Project Manager Kelly Davidson at 206-684-0998 or
kelly.davidson@seattle.gov.

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