Park Renovation Design Review Tuesday

Park RenovSeattle Parks and Recreation, in partnership with Victory Heights Cooperative Preschool and Victory Heights Community Council, invite the community to review the schematic design and provide input on play equipment for the renovation of Victory Heights Playground play area. The meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 will be held at the co-op preschool building in Victory Heights Park as part of the Victory Heights Community Council meeting that evening. Seattle Parks and Recreation’s in-house landscape architect and project manager will host an Open House from 6 – 7 p.m. to provide an update on the project and gather community input on play equipment. The formal presentation will be made between 7 – 8 p.m. during the Victory Heights Community Council meeting.

This project will replace the play equipment, provide access improvements and improve other features at the park. The scope of this project provides improvements which will bring the play area into compliance with current play area safety standards and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) access. The play area is located adjacent to the preschool.

The Seattle Park District provides the funding for this play area renovation.  Approved by voters in 2014, the Seattle Park District provides more than $47 million a year in long-term funding for Seattle Parks and Recreation including maintenance of parklands and facilities, operation of community centers and recreation programs, and development of new neighborhood parks on previously acquired sites. For more information about the project please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/victory_heights/.

If you have additional questions about the project or would like to request accommodations or need an interpreter please contact Katie Bang at katie.bang@seattle.gov or 206-684-9286.

We hope to see you there on Tuesday! Remember, the chairs at the pre-school are designed for small children, bring your own for better comfort.

Community Council Going al Fresco Tuesday Night

Park 2015The June meeting of the Victory Heights Community Council on Tuesday, June 16th will be held al fresco on the lawn in Victory Heights Park starting at 7 PM. Partially this is to take advantage of the beautiful weather we have been having lately, but also because we don’t have access to the pre-school building during the summer. So bring your lawn chairs out. (In the off chance it rains, we have a nearby house to retreat to.)

The speaker this month will be Debbie Goetz from the Seattle Office of Emergency Management. She will speak about emergency planning, and how we as a community can best be prepared if the worst should happen. We’ll also get an update on August’s Neighborhood Night Out party that will be held next to the park on August 4th. Hope to see you this Tuesday!

Year’s First Snow In Victory Heights

Snow in Victory Park on December 19, 2012

The year’s first snowfall in Victory Heights occurred last night with a light dusting.  As of 8 AM on Wednesday with temperatures in the mid-30s and steady rain, the roads were wet and slightly slushy but easily navigable. The snow is expected to be gone by this afternoon.

 

 

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Dogs And The City

As I walk around the neighborhood lately, I’ve noticed a spate of homemade signs asking dog owners to pick up after their animals. There are many pets and animals living in Victory Heights and we all need to behave courteously to each other in order to maintain a harmonious community. Nobody would want to find human excrement on their property, dog droppings are no different. Please cleanup after your pet. City law has fines up to $109 for violations.

Along that lines, I heard from Karen on our Facebook page and she wrote,

Just wondering if anyone else has noticed the dog problem at Victory Heights Park. It has become increasingly popular for people to bring their dogs there off-leash even though it is ILLEGAL. My kids love this park, but over the summer we had to quit coming and go to Meadowbrook instead because there were so many dogs. This is very concerning to me especially because my son has special needs & a great fear of dogs. Any ideas on how we can approach this with the city or police department?

Please obey the laws concerning animals, we don’t want to have to call the police about your off-leash pet. Here is a link to off-leash areas in Seattle.