Junction Plaza Park campaign: “Take the pledge”

February 27, 2009 at 10:46 am | In How to help, Junction Plaza Park, West Seattle news | 1 Comment

A week ago, we told you about the new campaign to enlist community support in pledging volunteer time to help Junction Plaza Park qualify for a Neighborhood Matching Fund grant. An update now from West Seattle Junction Association‘s Susan Melrose:

As you may know, the effort to build Junction Plaza Park have been underway for several years. But this is the year we make it happen! We are in a good position to complete fundraising for the park this year. A brief update – we ‘value engineered’ the cost down to $350k, have already raised $55k mostly thanks to the Seattle Parks Foundation, and have a solid plan for securing large donors and grants. We are currently asking for $100k from the Neighborhood Matching Funds Grant.

Now community volunteer hours are needed to build support for the park and help win our grant from the Neighborhood Matching Funds. Friends of Junction Plaza Park is hosting its first meeting on Tuesday, March 3 from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Nelson Room at the Senior Center.

If you’d like to help build community support, please see the attached information and volunteer opportunities. And most importantly‚Ķ Take the pledge by April 6th! It’s easy for individuals to pledge a handful of hours and the results are satisfying. Businesses and organizations can take the pledge too.

The pledge form is on the second page of this JP Park fact sheet. You can e-mail it to junctionplazapark@yahoo.com.

1 Comment

  1. I still think $350,000 is an awful lot of money to build this particular park. Anyway we can get an itemized report of the expenses?

    Comment by concerned citizen — 3:56 pm February 27, 2009 #

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