NEW PARK: Next chance to see what’s planned for 48th/Charlestown

(WSB file photo, future park site at 48th/Charlestown)

Next step in the plan for another of West Seattle’s new parks – ice cream and design opinions! As announced by the city:

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to a fun evening at 48th Ave SW and SW Charlestown St. on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 from 5 to 7 p.m. Please join us for ice cream and an opportunity to review the preferred design for the new park at 48th Ave. SW and SW Charlestown St. in West Seattle.

Community involvement has been essential in developing the new open space. SPR and the design consultant have been hard at work incorporating your input from the open house, community meeting, and on-line survey to create a preferred design for the site. We are excited to share the design with the community at this last public meeting. Please stop by to take a look and provide final design input.

SPR purchased the .33-acre site at 48th Ave. SW and SW Charlestown St. in 2014 to provide the community more open space. The design of the park will incorporate accessibility features in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and low-impact, passive recreation features with impervious surface of the park site limited to 15% or less to minimize the effect of water run-off. We anticipate park construction in 2020.

Parks unveiled three “design concepts” in early May – here’s our coverage.

4 Replies to "NEW PARK: Next chance to see what's planned for 48th/Charlestown"

  • G-Man June 28, 2019 (6:41 pm)

    Hope it stays a green space no need to waste 1.5 million on this postage stamp of space, I’m sure there are better ways to spend that money 

  • dsa June 28, 2019 (9:15 pm)

    It should be a no brainer to make that nearly flat site fully ADA compliant.

  • Berlywa July 7, 2019 (2:17 pm)

    We need a dog park in West Seattle.  14 parks for kids, open green spaces, play fields within 1 mile of this park.  We have not ONE dog park in West Seattle, this needs to be a dog park!!!!!

  • Mags July 10, 2019 (10:20 pm)

    It’s too small for that.

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