Video: Dedication celebration for Dakota Place Park

October 22, 2009 at 7:17 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle parks, West Seattle video | 3 Comments

Kids helped cut the ribbon this afternoon with Jennifer Cargal of Friends of Dakota Place Park, during a community celebration dedicating the park (map), which contains a historic substation building. As we’ve noted here, the park’s been open about two months, but the people who worked so hard to help make it happen wanted to take a moment to celebrate what’s taken more than five years to accomplish:

Though the landscaping and art are in place, there’s one more phase for Dakota Place – completion of the city-landmark substation building’s interior renovations, so it can serve as a satellite facility for Hiawatha Community Center. The Parks and Green Spaces Levy Oversight Committee decided recently (WSB coverage here) to allocate $400,000 for that.

3 Comments

  1. This is a very beautiful park which I’m lucky enough to have right around the corner from my house. Thank you to everyone who made this happen.

    Comment by jtm — 8:23 pm October 22, 2009 #

  2. Does anyone know what programs Hiawatha Community Center will have at the location? Great news on another pocket neighborhood joint opening and preservation of cool old buildings and green space.

    Comment by dave — 9:33 pm October 22, 2009 #

  3. Great little pocket park!

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    It’s been a much welcomed spot for a quick break to catch my breath, and grab a drink of water from my bottle, while out on a long walk!

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    Mike

    Comment by miws — 10:24 am October 23, 2009 #

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