Posted by: Neighborhood Updates | June 22, 2009

A BIG Thanks to Everyone!

We had a great time at the park on Saturday!  Thanks to everyone who came to enjoy the celebration and music.  Eric Ode put on a fun and energetic show — the kids were jumping around, dancing and singing and I even found myself following along to “Simon Says.”

We had an opportunity to thank those who helped us to this point and want to call those people, organizations and businesses out:

  • Department of Neighborhoods for the grant that allowed us to hire our Landscape Architect – this includes Emma Moreno,  SuJ’n Chon, Patricia Lopez and the rest of their fabulous team.
  • Seattle Parks and Recreation department for their partnership especially Kellee Jones for her tireless support for our project.
  • Karen Kiest Landscape Architecture for facilitating the community discussions and creating a beautiful design for the park – this includes Karen Kiest, Christine Harrington and Peter Nelson.
  • Urban Sparks, particularly Jack Tomkinson for acting as our fiscal sponsor, advisor and mentor through this process.
  • Metropolitan Market for dontating the food and drinks at our celebration
  • The Admiral Congregational UCC church for allowing us to use their tables and power for our celebration in the park.
  • And most importantly all of the volunteers and community members who helped advise, create and post signs, write letters, develop our website, canvass the neighborhood, talk to their neighbors, by attending input and design meetings, and by offering words and emails of support.

THANK YOU ALL, for without you we would not have gotten this far.

Click here to read the West Seattle Blog’s coverage of the event.

I’ll add photos shortly and a separate post to discuss a few opportunities on the horizon.



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