|Friends of Lewis Park|
Lewis Park Needs your support!
Monday, April 22, at 6:00 pm,
Miller Community Center (330 19th Ave E)
The Parks and Green Space Levy is a voter-approved levy where a percent of property tax goes to helping parks and green spaces. Most of the Levy money is distributed through Parks decisions about varied projects throughout Seattle. A small portion of this money is set aside in an account called the "Opportunity Fund". This Fund is intended for communities to apply for funding for their neighborhood projects. It is a rare opportunity most small community groups don't see very often.
Friends of Lewis Park have applied for funding to acquire two undeveloped parcels at the south end of Lewis Park. Parks and Recreation will use the money to make an offer to purchase the privately-owned property. They are obligated to make a fair-market offer to the owners. The owners can say yes or no. But, they can't say yes or no, until or unless, we get the go-head from the Opportunity Fund to make the offer. So, what we applying for is the ability of Parks and Rec to make a fair-market offer to the owners of these parcels.
Expanding Lewis Park to include these two parcels will:
Provide an accessible and visible south entrance to Lewis Park
Provide a visible community gathering area
Provide ADA access in to the heart of Lewis Park
Connect Lewis Park with Daejon Park
and the Mountain-to-Sound trail
Restore the parcels as part of the Natural Area by replacing invasive plant with native species
- Attend the public hearing and cheer on Lewis Park
o April 22nd, 2013, 6pm
o Miller Community Center
o 330 19th Ave E., 98112
Lewis park designers
The Friends of Lewis Park is excited to announce our partnership with Hafs Epstein Landscape Architecture! The two gentlemen pictured are fondly known as "The Mark's" and grace Lewis Park with thoughtful design thinking approaches perfect for our sensitive landscape. For more information on Hafs Epstein, please click on their picture to the left.
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