We applied for a grant with King County Parks this summer, requesting help to revitalize the north field area of Skyway Park. Our hope is to create a space that will get year-round use by young people and their families, while promoting public health, safety, athletics, and fitness.
Yesterday, we presented a couple of options to King County for their review (see attached drawings). They will now decide whether or not to fund these ideas (and to what level). After we hear back from them, we will have more opportunity for public comment and ideas before work commences.
Many residents and groups have invested and worked hard to advocate for Skyway Park. Although we (Skyway Solutions) submitted this particular grant, we stand on the foundation of what so many others in this community have done. We are exceptionally grateful for that. The ongoing work for our park and this community will take all of our collective imagination and hard work.
Take a look at these proposed plans, and please let Jared know your thoughts and ideas (jared.burwell at skywaysolutions.org).
Lastly, the drawings attached are just that: drawings. (For example, the designer recommended that we move the garden beds to a new location, but that is not a “for sure” thing. Let’s continue to do what we do best as a community: come up with creative, collaborative solutions that make sense for all of us. After all, we live here!)