Councilmember Sally Bagshaw, Bruce Carter (FoSCP Chair) and David Graves (Parks Senior Planner) met the week of July 18 about Smith Cove Park.
The following was discussed:
The contract with GGN (Gustafson, Guthrie & Nichol), the landscape architects, will be signed shortly.
The park features that would be completed in the first phase of the project were discussed.
Phase 1 will include; kayak launch, playfield, restroom, safe street crossings, loop trail around the park, bike racks, and a history corner about the Native Americans, early settlers, and the labor union unrest.
Public meetings will be held in the fall.
Funding for the second phase was not discussed and the current dedicated Park District dollars are not enough to complete all the phases of the conceptual plan.
The following was not discussed at this meeting:
The status of the beach volleyball courts. Beach volleyball supporters for Smith Cove Park were exceeded only by the athletic field supporters!
The off-leash area
No mention of an on-site event at Smith Cove Park this summer
Removal of fence around the east parcel (Per David Graves, King County has not completed all aspects of the construction. . .)