Junction Plaza Park: Who’ll be at the June 29 dedication

<(From left, Sharon, Marcie, Marie, Jane, Kyle and Joan from West Seattle’s Endolyne Garden Club last Saturday)
One week after the sun-splashed planting party in which volunteers like the group above helped place 1,000 native plants at Junction Plaza Park, the city has sent out another reminder (see it here) that the park dedication (first announced last month) is coming up in 10 days – 5:30 pm June 29th, one week from Tuesday. Beyond the basics in the announcement, we asked the Parks Department if there’s word yet on who will join in the dedication event, along with the West Seattleites who have worked so hard (like the planting volunteers!) to make it reality. Here’s the plan so far, according to Parks’ Karen O’Connor: The city will be represented by Councilmember Sally Bagshaw, who chairs the Parks and Seattle Center Committee, and Deputy Parks Superintendent Eric Friedli; the music they’re promising will be provided by popular Seattle violinist Pasquale Santos. Friends of Junction Plaza Park hopes the weeknight evening scheduling means more people can come celebrate the long-awaited completion of the park (northwest corner of 42nd/Alaska).

(Photo credits: Top, courtesy Endolyne Garden Club; bottom, WSB photo taken last Sunday)

2 Replies to "Junction Plaza Park: Who'll be at the June 29 dedication"

  • fiz June 19, 2010 (3:40 pm)

    Our long-awaited park is beautiful. I’m concerned about damage to the walls which will be irrestible to skateboarders.

  • Courtney June 20, 2010 (8:51 pm)

    While I’m glad they finally finished the park, I still wish they’d put in TWO circles of grass rather than one. I lived directly above this park for three years and I enjoyed looking out my window and seeing the green expanse.

    Also, for those detractors who disliked the former empty grass lots use as a doggie potty, just remember now the local dog owners will now be using a location with half the space for the same purpose. :)

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