Happening tonight: 1st meeting for Friends of Junction Plaza Park

March 3, 2009 at 6:34 am | In How to help, Junction Plaza Park, West Seattle parks | 2 Comments

It’s the rectangle of grass on the northwest corner of Alaska/42nd, at the foot of one tall building now, with more in the works across Alaska. Tonight, you are invited to share the next step toward turning Junction Plaza Park from future park to developed park: The newly energized Friends of Junction Plaza Park will gather at 6:30 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle, a block away from the park site. Recent reports here about the project have drawn comments wondering why the price tag to finish the park is $350,000; even if you’re among the skeptics, bring your questions and ideas – what’s needed even more than money is a pledge of volunteer time to get the job done. (Park-vision rendering, above left.)

2 Comments

  1. It’s about friggin time!!! That park is in the middle of a business district and the businesses around there have done exactly nothing to develop this park that will only benefit them and improve their business district. sheeesh. NO initiative in the Alaska junction?

    Comment by acemotel — 2:24 pm March 3, 2009 #

  2. acemotel… I can’t speak to the Junction project but I was involved with Ercolini and I have to say it is difficult to get agreement with the neighborhood and even tougher to get volunteers. Not to mention, times are tough and it requires donations. These parks are not a freebie.

    Comment by BB — 6:37 pm March 3, 2009 #

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