Playfield protection and spring happenings @ Highland Park Action Committee

At the Highland Park Action Committee‘s regular meeting this past week, the group followed up on its special Riverview Playfield gathering two weeks earlier:

PLAYFIELD PROTECTION: The issue is figuring out what would be the best way to keep vehicles off the playfield, where some drivers do donuts on the grass in the warm months, on the snow in wintertime. Recently chain-link fencing suddenly appeared, much to residents’ surprise; Seattle Parks explained that the idea went back to the Find-It Fix-It Walk two years ago. But Parks quickly got the message that it wasn’t welcome, and so now the neighborhood is talking about options for replacing the 100+ old creosote-contaminated utility poles that currently serve as a low barrier between parking and playfield. The conversation at the meeting will continue this week, and interested neighbors will be looking at other parks for ideas, as well as considering CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) ideas, before HPAC talks abaut it again next month.

EVENTS: Much happening in Highland Park and vicinity. Corner Bar at HPIC on May 3rd; neighborhood cleanup May 4th; Art Lounge at HPIC on May 10th; the annual wine fundraiser Uncorked at HPIC on May 18th. Two West Duwamish Greenbelt walks of interest, too – bugs on May 4th, “Walking on Native Land” with Ken Workman on June 1st. Looking way ahead, a Labor Day weekend bike ride on August 31st will also celebrate history, as HPIC marks its 100th anniversary.

MAY MEETING: May 23rd – also previewed here – HPAC will get a Highland Park Way/Holden update from SDOT and will talk more about the proposal to merge HPAC with Riverview and South Delridge.

4 Replies to "Playfield protection and spring happenings @ Highland Park Action Committee"

  • Craig April 29, 2019 (4:20 pm)

    Anyone interested in sharing ideas or concerns relating to fence/barrier replacement at Riverview Playfield, please  email or attend a meeting at 6:30 pm, this Wed (updated) May 1st, at the Highland Park Improvement Club which is located at 12th Ave SW and SW Holden.  There will likely be a couple more planning meetings- dates and times TBD. 

    More details for the hikes mentioned above.
    May 4   Finding insects with Amber Chiozza of Scarabs: the Bug Society.  
    See her exhibit “Crevice & Comb, The diversity and dwellings of wasps and bees”  at the CORE Gallery, 117 Prefontaine Pl. S. Meet at the Pigeon Point Park trailhead, 4714 21st Ave. S.W.
    June 1 . “Walking Native Land” on National Trails Day with Ken Workman of the Duwamish Tribe.  Walk from the Chinese Garden at South Seattle College to the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center on West Marginal Way and back.  Two miles, 200 feet of elevation gain on some unimproved trails.

    More info on future hikes on the WDGT facebook site

    • WSB April 29, 2019 (4:40 pm)

      Wed. as in 5/1? Just clarifying as I’m making a note to include it in the daily highlights that day.

  • KayK April 29, 2019 (8:23 pm)

    Yes this Wednesday May 1st is the meeting regarding Riverview Playfield options.

    • WSB April 29, 2019 (8:55 pm)

      Craig did reply and I updated what he had posted. Thank you!

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