Smith Cove Park: Is bathroom a priority?
In a presentation to the Seattle Design Commission, the Smith Cove Park architect, GGN, concluded that, based on an Oc. 6 public meeting, a public restroom is not a priority. Thus, a completed public restroom would not be included in the initial design.
In another surprising development, the architects indicated that an off-leash area for dogs would not be constructed initially, even though the off-leash area had been included in the most recent sketches Parks provided to the Friends of Smith Cove Park. Instead GGN prioritized parking for food trucks and a bike pump track, items that never came up in public meetings.
Design Commissioners stated that the waterfront should be more accessible. A Commissioner indicated that waterfront access should be the first priority after the ball fields.
The Design Commission made the following recommendation to Seattle Parks:
1. That the Design Team provide more attention to shoreline access;
2. That the Design Team provide for a completed restroom.
Seattle Parks & Recreation requests that interested people attend a public meeting February 8 to review the schematic design for this new park property. The meeting will be held from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., Magnolia Community Center, 2550 34th Ave W, Seattle, 98199. Comments may also be directed to David Graves of Seattle Parks: Phone:(206) 684-7048, Email: David.Graves@seattle.gov.
More information regarding the development of Smith Cove Park is available at SeattleSmithCovePark.org.
Friends of Smith Cove Park