Dec 4, 2007

Parks Department Strategic Plan meeting at Miller

This Saturday, Dec. 8 10 a.m.-Noon at Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave. E, will be the last of 32 Parks and Recreation public meetings, held to gather input from you to help Parks in the development of a Strategic Business Plan that will guide them in the next five years.

They welcome input in any form, even if people cannot or choose not to come to a meeting. You can contact Dewey Potter, Communications Manager, Seattle Parks and Recreation
at 206-684-7241.

You can also fill out a short survey, available online at, where you can also read more about the plan.

(Editorial comments from Andrew). Sounds pretty dull, geeky policy wonk kind of stuff, doesn't it? I suspect that Parks is working on different ways to raise funds for Park facilities and programs, and will be gaging the public's reaction to them.

I know that Parks has been approached by Diamond Parking about Diamond's proposal to turn the lower parking lot at Miller (the one used by Meany teachers during the day) into a Diamond pay lot. I suspect you may have some feelings about that. Don't know if they'll be able to answer questions about that at the meeting.

(My personal vision is that, when artificial turf is installed on Miller Playfield in 2009 and the field gets busy again, we will encourage many more sports players to use the lower parking lot, and take the strain off the ever busier neighborhood streets. That won't work if the lower lot is a pay lot!)

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