Olympic Hills Greenway pocket park awarded funds by Seattle Department of Neighborhoods

Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods has awarded about $735,000 in matching funds for neighborhood-initiated projects pitched by groups throughout the city. Money from the city’s Neighborhood Matching Fund Program (NMF) was awareded to 36 projects, among them a proposed pocket park in Olympic Hills at NE 133rd between 27th and 28th Avenue NE.

The funds awarded by the city for the Olympic Hills park total $21,060 and were matched by a community contribution of volunteer hours valued at $16,930.

The funds will be used to hire a consultant to create a design concept for the proposed pocket park. The planned park will complement and connect to the proposed Olympic Hills Greenway on 27th Avenue NE.  Information from the city said the park will provide a more open and safe passage for pedestrians, and restore native plants and the stream that flows through the site.

You can see a list of other projects throughout Seattle that were awarded funds in the embedded list below. What kind of projects would you like to see funded in Lake City’s future?

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