Community meeting, School playground

On Tuesday, January 6th, there will be a community meeting to discuss the park/playground at Cedar Park, where Olympic Hills students will attend for 2 years while our new building is being built.

WHEN: Tuesday, Jan 6th   6:30-7:45pm
WHERE: Lake City Presbyterian Church, 3841 NE 123rd St

See the full flyer here.

Background: The School Public Schools (SPS) owns the site including the school building and the park and playground, but Seattle Parks department has a lease agreement allowing them to  maintain and upgrade the park and playground.  SPS and Parks are in the process of (re)negotiating that lease which will have serious implications on what kids of upgrades can be made, and who pays for them.   Parks is soliciting feedback from the community on how to proceed.

And more meeting details, from Jeron Gates, Seattle Parks Dept:

Seattle Parks and Recreation will hold a community meeting on the evening of Tuesday, January 6th to inform and gather input from its constituents on the direction of Cedar Park. Seattle School District (SSD) staff will be present and assist in facilitating the discussion.

Seattle Parks and Recreation along with School District staff will attempt to answer the following questions, which will inform and guide the discussion during this public forum.

  1. Why are swings and sand boxes not allowed on Seattle School District property?
  1. Will the playground be available to general public for use?
  1. If Parks decides to invest funds in Cedar Park, what improvements will occur?
  1. If Parks does notinvest in the Cedar Park playground, then what?
  1. What is construction timeframe? And impact to opening of school in September?