Appearing at last night’s Victory Heights Community Council Meeting, Bronwen Carpenter, the Senior Landscape Architect with Seattle Parks, announced that the playground renovation project in Victory Heights Park will be delayed.
Carpenter did say there was good news and bad news about the park. The good was that the tennis courts, which originally were going to be needed as a staging area during the entire construction period, will be opened during hours when actual construction is not going on. However, users are reminded that if a ball goes over the fence into the construction area, not to go after it.
But the bad news was two things are contributing to a delay in construction: one, the contractor has to finish another job first, and two, tests need to be done and a plan worked up to comply with the new 2016 storm water code. It’s hoped all this will only add two months at most to the project with work completely maybe by October. The playground will be done first and opened, and then the work on the field will be done. Stay tuned!
Don’t forget the annual Victory Heights Ice Cream Social is just one month away, on Tuesday, July 18th. Mark your calendars; signs, posters, and flyers will be seen in the coming weeks.