A news blog for Seattle's Phinney Ridge and Greenwood neighborhoods


Seattle Parks offers Sound Steps spring training program for adults 50+

January 10th, 2013 by Doree

Seattle Parks Department’s Sound Steps program is for adults 50 and over, who would like to train for a 5 kilometer, 10 kilometer, or half-marathon walk. Beginning and experienced walkers are welcome.

Parks is hosting two orientation sessions. The north-end session is from 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St.,

Saturday morning training walks will take place from February through June, in south and north Seattle. Call Mari Becker at 206-684-4664 or email her atmari.becker@seattle.gov to sign up for an orientation session where you will receive your registration packet.

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Bitter Lake Reservoir park space to reopen Thursday

January 9th, 2013 by Doree

Seattle Parks and Recreation has completed its Bitter Lake Reservoir Enhancement Project, which will allow the public to enjoy a new park space at North 143rd Street and Linden Avenue North. It was one of 15 projects to receive funding through the first round of the Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Fund.

The Parks Department says it will remove construction fencing around the project by tomorrow.

The overarching goal for this community initiated project is to provide a park-like atmosphere with useable amenities where the Bitter Lake community can gather and play. The Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Fund project provides a new creative children’s play space between the new P-patch and the existing plaza along with plantings and irrigation near Mark Lere’s “Seattle Scatter Piece.” The area now meets current Americans with Disability accessibility and safety standards.

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