Parks Board meeting

April 25, 2024 @ 6:30 pm
downtown or online

Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners
100 Dexter Avenue N/Kenneth R. Bounds Boardroom
To join the meeting remotely, please click here; or call: 253-215-8782 and enter the Webinar ID: 915 9517 4986 and Password: ParksNRec

Thursday, April 25, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

6:30 pm Welcome, Introductions & Land Acknowledgement

Justin Umagat, Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners, Co-Chair

Consent Items: 3/28/24 Meeting Minutes; 4/25/24 Meeting Agenda
6:35 Public Comment

Please sign up ahead of time by emailing before 5:00 pm on Thursday, April 25, 2024. More details below.

6:45 Superintendent’s Report

Anthony-Paul (AP) Diaz, Esq., Superintendent of Parks and Recreation

7:05 Seattle Parks and Recreation: Pickleball and Tennis Vision

Andy Sheffer, Deputy Superintendent, Planning and Capital Development Branch

Jonathan Garner, Sr. Planning & Development Specialist

7:30 Elliott Bay Connection Project

David Graves, Sr. Parks Planner

7:50 Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners Leadership

Discussion & Election
8:10 Old & New Business

8:30 Gratitude & Adjourn

Next meeting: May 9, 2024
Please contact Ben Burtzos at (206) 733-9599 or via e-mail at as soon as possible to request accommodations for a disability.

Zoom Meeting Instructions and How to Join the Meeting

There are several modes to participate in a Zoom event: on a computer using the desktop app or browser, on a mobile phone or tablet using the Zoom app, or by calling in via telephone.

To participate on the computer:

When you click the meeting link embedded in the agenda, you will be directed to a registration page, where you will be asked to enter name and email address. The event password will be pre-populated.
Once you enter your information, follow the prompts to connect your audio and proceed to the meeting.
You may also go to and click “Join” in the top right corner. From there, follow the prompts to enter the Webinar ID: 915 9517 4986 and Password: ParksNRec
To participate via the Zoom app on a mobile device or tablet:

Download the Zoom app from the App store.
Once the app is downloaded, there are two options to join the meeting:
Option 1 – Use Agenda Link

Click the link embedded in the agenda to join the meeting, which will launch the Zoom app on your mobile device. You do not need a Zoom account to participate.
Enter your name when prompted.
Option 2 – Enter Meeting Information Manually

Open the Zoom app on your phone or tablet.
On the welcome screen, click the blue “Join Meeting” button. You do not need a Zoom account to participate.
You will be prompted to enter your name, email address, the Webinar ID and then the password, which are:
Webinar ID: 915 9517 4986 Password: ParksNRec
To participate via dial-in on a mobile phone or landline (no video):

Dial the number listed at the top of the agenda: 1-253-215-8782
Please enter the Webinar ID when prompted: 915 9517 4986
Dial-in Password: 046228366
Hand-Raising Instructions: Participants who have signed up for public comment will be asked to “raise their hands” when their name is called so SPR staff can unmute them.

To raise your hand using Zoom on the computer:

Click the “Participants” icon on the toolbar in the center bottom of the screen.
When the participant panel opens, click the small hand icon at the bottom to raise your hand.
When you have been unmuted to make your comment, please click the icon again to lower your hand.
To raise your hand when participating via phone:

If you have called in and are participating via phone audio only (not the app or the computer), please dial *9 to raise your hand when your name is called.
To raise your hand on the app:

Tap on the three horizontal dots icon in the bottom right corner of the screen.
In the pop-up at the bottom of your screen, tap “Raise Hand”
Please do not raise your hand unless your name has been called for public comment. This is how SPR staff will know who to unmute to make a comment.

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