Yesler Terrace is getting a new 1.7-acre park, and the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department (SPR) is seeking nominations for the park’s name! Help shape the future of the neighborhood by submitting your ideas!
The deadline for submitting suggested names for the planned Yesler Neighborhood Park is February 1, 2017. SPR is collaborating with the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) on outreach regarding the naming process. Over the next two months, SHA will be communicating with Yesler residents, external organizations, and residents and businesses in the surrounding neighborhoods to solicit park name suggestions.
Please submit suggestions for Yesler Neighborhood Park names to the Parks Naming Committee by Feb. 1, 2017. Include an explanation of how your suggestion matches the naming criteria, included below. Send to Seattle Parks and Recreation, Parks Naming Committee, 100 Dexter Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109, or by e-mail to Paula Hoff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yesler Neighborhood Park
The scope of this project is to develop a 1.7-acre neighborhood park that is part of the Yesler Terrace Master Planned Community. The intent of the park is to serve as a gathering place for current and future residents of Yesler Terrace as well as people who live and work in the surrounding community. The 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy provides $3,000,000 for a new park at Yesler Terrace. Additional funding has been secured from the Seattle Housing Authority, State of Washington Recreation Conservation Office Recreation Grant, RAVE Foundation, Stim Bullitt Park Excellence Fund, Wyncote Foundation, and Pendleton and Elisabeth Carey Miller Foundation. The overall budget now totals $4,330,000. More information can be found here<http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/yesler-neighborhood-park>.
About the Parks Naming Committee and Park Naming Policy
The Parks Naming Committee is comprised of one representative designated by the Board of Park Commissioners, one by the Chair of the City Council Parks, Seattle Center, Libraries and Waterfront Committee, and one by the Parks Superintendent. Criteria the committee considers in naming parks include: geographical location, historical or cultural significance, and natural or geological features. The Park Naming Policy, clarifying the criteria applied when naming a park, can be found at http://www.seattle.gov/parks/Publications/namingPolicy.htm
The Parks Naming Committee will consider all suggestions and make a recommendation to Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent Jesús Aguirre, who makes the final decision.