There’s a new park going in on Lake Union between Recycled Cycles and Agua Verde. It’ll be called Portage Bay Park and will feature “small gathering areas, a picnic spot, informal recreational opportunities, hand carried boat access, natural shoreline habitat, and interpretative and educational elements.” It would be better still if it had a rope swing, but lawyers.
It’s no pocket park- it’s a fairly large stretch of land that connects to the park next to Agua Verde. It’s being designed now, and should be built and open to the public by 2018:
Here’s an excellent presentation of 3 possible park designs and other good stuff. It’s annoying that you’re forced to choose between a restroom or an “active beach”- they really couldn’t design for both?
Seattle Parks has an online open house tomorrow at 12:00, register for it here: http://tinyurl.com/PortageBayPark. Alternately, you can contact David Graves directly, who’s managing this park and also the long delayed playground at Gasworks. He can be reached at 206-684-7048, or [email protected]. Here’s the project sites for portage bay park and gasworks playground (which is out of date).
Finally, the monthly WCC meeting is tonight, 7:15 in the Good Shepherd Center, room 202. The paid advocates for Move Seattle will be asking for your vote, just like they asked for your feedback on their half-baked “integrated transportation plan” and then completely ignored all 8500 comments. On the up side, no developer impact fees will be assessed to pay for Move Seattle, it’s all your property taxes or rent they want.