Sep 26, 2008

Rolling tour highlights need for parks in all Seattle's neighborhoods

SEATTLE — Seattle Parks for All kicks of the official Yes on Proposition 2 campaign on Saturday, September 27th, with a Rolling Bus and Bike Tour. The campaign is traveling by bus and bike across Seattle, showcasing its grassroots support for the 2008 Seattle Parks and Green Spaces Levy at neighborhood parks.

"We wanted to kick this campaign off all over the city, to show how we need to invest in our parks and green spaces as Seattle grows more dense." said Brice Maryman, a volunteer for the campaign." Preserving our quality of life starts in our neighborhoods."

During the Rolling Bus Tour, two buses will be traveling across Seattle, one in the north and one in the south. A bike tour will visit the West Duwamish Trail. A schedule of events and locations is attached and available online at The kickoff will conclude at 2 p.m., with a rally and traditional dragon dance in the International District’s Hing Hay Park.

Local and neighborhood media are invited to join Seattle Parks for All on all or a part of the tours by riding on the bus or meeting at the below locations:

North Tour
10:00am – Northgate Urban Center Park (5th Ave NE and NE 112th St)
10:45 – 11:15 – Crown Hill School (9250 14th NW)
12:30 – 1:00 – Lower Woodland Park playfield # 7 (Green Lake Way N at 55th)
1:15 – 1:45 – Gas Works Park (2101 N Northlake Way)
2:00 – Hing Hay Park (423 S Maynard Ave)

South Tour
9:30am – Delridge Playfield (4458 Delridge Way SW)
10:30 – 11:30 – Jefferson Playfield (1600 S Columbian Way behind Asa Mercer School)
12:15 – 12:45 – Genesee Park (4316 S Genesee St.)
1:15 – 1:45 – Seattle Children’s Play Garden (At Colman Playground, 24th Ave S and S Grand)
2:00 – Hing Hay Park (423 Maynard Ave S)

The Rolling Bus Tour will visit a handful of the nearly 100 projects listed in the 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy, and offer great photo and interview opportunities as neighborhood groups meet the bus at each stop to share their stories. A list of all projects and more is available at

Joyce Moty, another Parks Levy volunteer, described the importance of passing Proposition 2. "We've benefited from earlier investments in public parks, and we owe it to future generations to leave a legacy of vibrant parks and green spaces. Prop 2 makes sure we keep providing the public amenities that make our neighborhoods great as our community grows."


Todd Burley
Communications Director
Seattle Parks Foundation
860 Terry Ave N, Suite 231
Seattle, WA 98109
206.332.9900 x12

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