March 8

Wedgwood eyes new park — and you can help

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Did you know that Wedgwood is in line to get a new park? True story, and there’s even money to make it happen through the city.

First, the community has to:

A, Decide what type of park it wants.
B, Offer up possible park locations (the area northeast of Dahl Field has been identified as “under-served” but other areas are possible).
C, Gather community support and submit an application.

And that’s where you come in. You can give your opinions and learn more, including how to get involved, by attending a special neighborhood parks meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. at Wedgwood Presbyterian Church.

The meeting is expected to be pretty lively. It will include a couple of large-group brainstorm sessions, plus a run-down on the process from Chip Nevins, an acquisition planner for the City of Seattle. The short story is that Wedgwood will be in competition for parks money with other neighborhoods. Community support will be among the criteria used in deciding who gets the money.

In addition to going to the meeting, you also can get information by emailing WedgwoodParks@gmail.com. To get background on the city’s process, read about its Parks and Green Spaces Levy Acquisition Projects.

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