More than two years ago, City Councilmembers Sally Clark and Tim Burgess were part of a city delegation joining Delridge activists on a “problem properties” tour. Today, they and fellow councilmember Tom Rasmussen followed a different Delridge trail, as neighborhood advocates led an “improvements” tour. Above, we photographed the group (with North Delridge Neighborhood Council‘s outreach chair Holli Margell speaking) not far from the under-construction Delridge Skatepark. From there, they headed toward the Community Center – you can see the two-year-old community-built (with help from KaBOOM!) playground off to the left:
On the other side of the community center, they stopped by the newly resurfaced Delridge Playfield, updated with money from the Parks and Green Spaces Levy the council had backed (Rasmussen chaired the Parks Committee at the time; Delridge advocate Pete Spalding, also on today’s tour, now chairs the levy’s Oversight Committee):
We had to leave the tour after that, but their full planned itinerary was detailed here; Want to get involved with helping Delridge improvements continue? The NDNC’s next meeting is just two days away – this Monday night, 6:30 pm, at Delridge Library (Delridge/Brandon). Then on Wednesday, the Delridge District Council meets at 7 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (4408 Delridge Way SW), following an hourlong “Strategic Delridge” discussion at 6.
ADDED SUNDAY NIGHT: Amanda Leonard from NDNC has posted a thorough report on the tour, its stops, and their backstory, here – it’s a don’t-miss!