What's Happening with Wedgwood's Park Acquisition?

Following the success of the January 12th parks acquisition meeting, Seattle Parks & Recreation and Seattle City Light (SCL) are negotiating a transfer of the Morningside Substation site (35th Avenue NE and NE 86th Street).  Wedgwood’s neighborhood park is on its way! One issue has slowed the transfer.  A gas station existed on site prior to the SCL’s ownership, so an environmental site assessment is currently underway to evaluate the risk of contamination.  We expect this assessment should be completed soon and the Parks Committee awaits the results in order to better understand the acquisition timeline. As described at the Read More …

Seattle Parks Trying to Fill 3 Vacancies on the Oversight Committee

REMINDER: Today (January 31st) is the last day to apply for the Parks & Open Spaces Levy Oversight Committee! The Seattle Parks Department and Councilwoman Bagshaw are looking to fill 3 vacancies on the Parks & Open Space Levy Oversight Committee.  You know, the very same levy that provides the acquisition funding which the WCC is encouraging Seattle Parks to use to acquire a new park for north Wedgwood.  The very same levy that funded the Opportunity Fund, which the WCC is hoping to apply to for development of a new park in north Wedgwood should it be acquired by Read More …