Fun at the Future Park

In November 2013 a building at 8605 35th Ave NE was demolished to clear the site for park acquisition.

When will Wedgwood’s new park be built at the vacant corner of NE 86th Street?  Thanks to grass-roots volunteer efforts in Wedgwood, the site is “land banked” while waiting for development as a pocket park.

Through volunteer efforts this year, efforts were made to find a food truck for the park site, and volunteers have monitored and cleaned up trash and graffiti.

Everyone is invited to join in the fun this Saturday morning, June 27th at 8 AM for a Work Party at Wedgwood’s Future Park. It is requested that volunteers bring rakes and shovels.  Coffee and donuts will be available for the work party!

Volunteers will level the center space of the lot, put down weed barrier and spread mulch.   The final touch will be the placing of picnic tables which have been donated by OneLife Church.  The Wedgwood Community Council has applied for a SPARKS grant (Department of Neighborhoods) which will be used to at least partially reimburse OneLife for the picnic tables.  Other donations from members of the community are welcomed.

The site at the corner of NE 86th Street has a sign to indicate that it is Wedgwood’s future park.

If time permits, the volunteers will clean up some of the junk that has accumulated in the wood chip area near the back fence of the park.

Come on out to the Work Party at 8 AM on Saturday, June 27th, where you can get to know community activists from the Wedgwood Community Council and the volunteers from OneLife.

This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.  

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