Meridian Playground is a unique city park in Seattle, as it is part of the original home of the Good Shepherd 6+ acre property. Meridian Playground shares this property with Historic Seattle (the Good Shepherd Center building and immediately surrounding grounds), Department of Neighborhoods (Good Shepherd P-Patch), and Tilth Alliance (Community Learning and Children’s Gardens).
Add to those groups the many park visitors who enjoy Meridian Playground on a regular basis. We go there for the children’s play area, fruit trees, picnic tables, Farmer’s Market, Tilth Alliance Edible Plant Sales, birthday parties, volleyball, frisbee, and lots more. We are neighbors, tourists, students, parents, dog lovers, workers, retirees.
So, fans of the park, we invite you to become an actual “Friend of Meridian Playground.” Thursday, November 7, at 6:30 pm, we are holding an introductory meeting to learn how to create a “Friends of Meridian Playground” group. Adrienne Caver-Hall, Volunteer Programs Supervisor for Seattle Parks and Recreation, will detail the steps to get us organized.
To quote Adrienne, “To initiate this process I first like to meet with the group to discuss protocols and to discuss expectations. The majority of Friends Of groups are working with our grounds staff to conduct work projects in the park to help maintain and keep the park clean. Additionally, they may also be involved with the development or re-development of parks as well as serve as advocates being the eyes and ears of the park.”
As an official Friends Of group authorized by Seattle Parks and Recreation, we will decide together how we choose to focus our energies on making Meridian Playground a better space for everyone. Bring your hopes, dreams, and ideas for how to make Meridian Playground the best it can be.
Thursday, November 7
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Good Shepherd Center, Room 107, the Tilth Alliance Education Room.
Lower level, use the GSC entrance UNDER the main entrance stairs, then take a left.
Detailed directions to Room 107: http://www.tilthalliance.org/about/tilth-alliance-gardens/good-shepherd-center-classroom-directions