Patrick Robinson
Speaking before a group of about 70 people at the Hall at Fauntleroy, Acting Superintendent of Seattle Parks Christopher Williams gave a presentation outlining Seattle Parks Legacy Plan. The purpose of the meeting was to share the draft version of the plan and solicit public opinion and involvement.

Celebrate Lincoln Park meeting shares information, explores Seattle Parks legacy plan

The first of two meetings to "Celebrate Lincoln Park", was held at the Hall at Fauntleroy on April 23 primarly as a means to share information about the park and its place in the community.

Information on the park's history, creatures, and ecological importance were part of the event.

Information tables included Seal Sitters, the Whale Trail, Fauntleroy YMCA, Seattle Parks and Recreation, Puget Sound Partnership, Seattle Animal Control, Friends of Lincoln Park, and the Alliance for Lincoln Park Nature.

Acting Parks superintendent Christopher Williams outlined Seattle Parks Legacy Plan which was released in draft form on April 8. The new plan is an update of the plan prepared in 2009. You can download a version of that plan here.

The presentation Williams gave can be downloaded here.

Up next for the Legacy Plan are a series of steps including a series of public meetings (see below):

  • May 7- May 22, Public Outreach Meetings - Public comment taken via e-mail, snail mail, at public meetings, and through Facebook posts
  • June, Draft 2 Parks Legacy Plan released with proposed recommendations
  • June – November, Prepare Final Parks Legacy Plan
  • December, Presentations to City Council

Also part of the event were local historian Judy Pickens, Seattle University associate professor of environmental studies Trileigh Tucker, and Friends of Lincoln Park president Sharon Baker.

Coming up on April 27 is Part II of the celebration during a low tide at the park itself:

Celebrate Lincoln Park: Part II on Saturday, April 27 (10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.) will take advantage of a minus-2.6’ tide to help park visitors see and learn about sea life along the beach and in the water.

Volunteer beach naturalists and Seal Sitters, plus staff from the Seattle Aquarium, will be on hand. Local experts in birds, marine life, plants, ecology, nature photography, and art will lead nature walks and creative activities in the forested upper part of the park. All activities will start in the south part of the park. Signs and volunteers will direct visitors to activities.

The Parks Legacy Plan public meetings are :

Tuesday, May 7 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
GENERAL MEETING
Seattle Parks and Recreation Administration Building
100 Dexter Ave. N

Wednesday, May 8 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
SPORTS, RECREATION, AND AQUATICS
Green Lake Community Center
7201 E Green Lake Dr. N

Monday, May 13 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
SENIORS, TEENS INCLUDING LGBT, COMMUNITY
CENTERS AND ASSOCIATED RECREATION COUNCIL (ARC)
Northgate Community Center
10510 5th Ave. NE

Thursday, May 16 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS, OPEN SPACE
AND MAINTENANCE
Jefferson Community Center
3801 Beacon Ave. S

Tuesday, May 21 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
GENERAL MEETING
Dakota Place Park Building
4304 SW Dakota St.

Wednesday, May 22 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE COMMUNITIES
South Shore K-8 School
4800 S Henderson St.

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