Public invited to help design special gathering place in Kirkland park
June 17, 2011 · 6:51 PM
Saturday, June 25 is the first of several community events where the public will provide ideas and inspiration for a new “gathering place” in the 132nd Square Park.
This event and the development and building of this new park feature come as the result of a grant awarded by Tully’s coffee and the Pomegranate Center to the Totem Lake/Kingsgate neighborhoods. This project is is a “design-build” project that is fast paced and will be completed by the end of September.
Outreach to and participation by the entire community is key to the success of the project and will ensure the resulting feature is reflective of the community’s needs and creativity.
The community design event will begin at 10 a.m. on June 25 at the LDS Church across the street from the park (13220 N.E. 132nd St., Kirkland). It begins with a two-hour session and includes a tour of the park site, then active input and ideas from all members of the community. From 12-4 p.m., volunteer profesionals will work with the community input to create design concepts.
The public is invited back from 4-5 p.m. to provide feedback on the preliminary designs.
During construction, volunteers are needed in various fields of construction and landscaping to oversee volunteers. Businesses who would like to donate time, materials, food and refreshments during the build process are also needed. For more information, contact Lynda Haneman at email@example.com or 206-300-7090.