Thursday, December 31, 2009

Student Leader Applications open January 1st

From Rhonda Templeman at Bank of America:

Student Leader Applications open January 1st!!

Investing in and cultivating future leaders is a critical component of sustaining and developing the growth of vibrant neighborhoods. Since 2004, the Bank of America Student Leaders Award has offered high school juniors and seniors in 45 of the bank’s major markets firsthand opportunities to discover how they can help shape their communities now and in the future.

As members and leaders in the community you might know some special high school juniors and seniors who are creating positive impact in King, Pierce and Snohomish County communities.

Selected applicants will:
• Participate in an 8-week paid summer internship with a local nonprofit organization
• Take part in an all-expense-paid week in Washington, D.C. at our Student Leadership Summit with hundreds of other community-minded students from the US and UK
• Learn how nonprofits, government, and business can partner to create a positive impact in our communities

If you know a community-minded junior or senior in high school who demonstrate leadership and extraordinary volunteerism, encourage them to apply!

Deadline: February 17, 2010 (9:00 p.m. PST)

Have students visit: www.bankofamerica.com/neistudentleaders

*Flyer Attached


Student Leader Flyer

Get your organization connected to the new Department of Neighborhoods Blog

From Ron Angeles at the Department of Neighborhoods:

Get your organization connected to DON's new Blog. Find out how below. Happy New Year.

Ron

Forwarded e-mail:

From: Maag, Lois
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2009 11:45 AM
Subject: Blog guidelines and information

As you know the Department of Neighborhoods blog has officially launched. Our blog, Front Porch, which is actually a news feed, is part of Citylink Seattle, the city's website and network of newsfeeds from 11 other departments. Our blog offers residents the latest information, events and key updates on our programs and services. As part of City link, our information is collected and fed immediately into the Citylink Seattle Web site (http://www.citylink.seattle.gov/), where residents can view our updates, as well as those from across the city. In addition, all major media have signed up for the Citylink RSS feeds. So while I don't see the blog replacing distribution of press releases, it provides us another avenue to reach the press directly.

Front Porch is a key way to publicize information, good news, highlights and changes and additions to your program. In fact, any time you make a change on your web pages, consider writing up a short paragraph for the blog and link to your page for the details. And if one of our programs participated in, assisted, sponsored or funded a project or activity (such as the opening ceremony of an NMF project), it would qualify for our blog (and for our online calendar).

I mentioned in an earlier email that residents can sign up for RSS feeds and get information sent directly to their phones, computers or mobile devices. They just click on the RSS icon located in the upper right hand corner of the blog, and it guides them through the subscription process.

Attached are the guidelines for posting, process and writing for the blog. To get an entry posted, just write it up (using the guidelines attached) and send it to your manager in final draft for review and approval. From there, the manager will send it to Wendy Watson for posting.

Again, this can be a great tool for you to use. I hope you’ll take advantage of it. Please contact me if you have questions.

Lois


Lois Maag
Community Relations Strategic Advisor
Department of Neighborhoods
City of Seattle
700 5th Avenue, Suite 1700
Seattle, WA
98124(206) 615-0950 office

"Connecting people, communities,
and government "

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and may be distributed or copied. Records include and are not limited to
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individuals or directory information (including address, phone or E-mail) may
not be used for commercial purposes.


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Nominate a park improvement project

From Karen O'Connor at Seattle Parks and Recreation

Opportunity Fund
What park project would you initiate if awarded up to $1.5 million?

Seattle Parks and Recreation is accepting Proposal Letters for the Opportunity Fund until February 1, 2010. This is a great opportunity to get involved in improving your Seattle parks. The first round of the Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Fund ($7 million) is open for community-initiated development projects and land acquisition opportunities. Technical workshops will be held in early January 2010 to assist the community in preparing their proposals.

The nomination process begins with the submittal of a Proposal Letter, which is available now. Proposal Letters and Opportunity Fund Criteria are available online at http://seattle.gov/parks/levy/opportunity.htm. The forms will also be available at Parks Community Centers, Department of Neighborhoods Service Centers and Seattle Public Library branches starting Monday December 14, 2009.

Attached is the press release and an 11 x 17 flyer that provide additional information and announce the technical workshops.

First Year Levy Update

Learn about the progress made during the first year of the Levy on the Parks and Green Spaces Levy web page http://seattle.gov/parks/levy/default.htm. The report is directly under the map. If you would like a printed copy please contact me.

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Best,


Karen O'Connor
Senior Public Relations Specialist
Planning and Development
Seattle Parks and Recreation
800 Maynard Ave. S, Seattle 98134
206.233.7929

"Creating community through people, parks and programs." www.seattle.gov/parks

Help Betsy get another playground done!

Thanks to West Seattle Blog for this post.

In short:

Betsy Hoffmeister from Delridge (who catalyzed the Delridge Playfield-playground process after months of working on a proposal for a different site) and Ann Limbaugh from Admiral have both forwarded word that KaBOOM! is coming back to Seattle in 2010 to build another playground and looking for potential places to do it.

They're looking for ideas and help. See the full WSB post for more info.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Free Seattle Symphony performance

Sent by Warren Lawless from the Kiwanis Club of West Seattle:

0910 Community Concert Flyer South Seattle



Thomas Hong, conductor
Amber Archibald, violist
Seattle Symphony
.....................
Friday, January 15, at 8pm
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Mendelssohn: The Hebrides (“Fingal's Cave”), Op. 26
Jones: Benediction
Stamitz: Viola Concerto in D major, Op. 1
Tchaikovsky: Selections from Symphony No. 2 in C minor, “Little Russian”
.....................
South Seattle Community College • The Brockey Conference Center
6000 16th Ave. SW • Seattle, Washington 98106

Hosted by the West Seattle Kiwanis Club

Houston native Amber Archibald received her bachelor’s degree in violin performance from Indiana University and her master’s degree in viola performance from Rice University. She currently is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Washington, studying with Melia Watras. Archibald also serves on the faculty of Seattle University and has performed throughout the United States, and in Portugal, Austria and Germany.

This concert is presented as part of the ACCESS Project, and is supported in part by the Mayor’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, 4Culture, The National Endowment for the Arts, PONCHO, The Moraine Foundation, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation and US Bancorp Foundation.

FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT

Nature Consortium January work parties

Posted by Rose Egge at West Seattle Komo:

Between Jan. 5 and Jan. 26, the Nature Consortium is hosting several urban forest restoration work parties at Pigeon Point.

Work from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Each work party begins with a short informal forest ecology workshop. You will help remove invasive species, mulch, and plant native plants and trees in the city’s largest remaining forest.

RSVP is mandatory for all work parties as locations vary. Email Marisa at volunteer@naturec.org or call (206) 923-0853, and please provide your name, phone, email, and work party date of interest.

(Derek's PS: Check out the Nature Consortium's blog)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Southwest Healthy Youth Partnership new website

From Renae Gaines:

The Southwest Healthy Youth Partnership’s website is now up and running, log on to www.preventionworksinseattle.org and then click on West Seattle.

Thank you for supporting prevention programs in the West Seattle community in 2009 and I hope to see increased efforts in 2010.

Happy New Year!!!!!!!

Renaé T. Gaines
SPF-SIG Community Coordinator
Madison Middle School
3429 45th Avenue S.W.
Seattle, WA 98116

Cell # : (206) 396-2945
rtgaines@seattleschools.org
Southwest Healthy Youth Partnership - “Our Mission is to eliminate underage drinking and youth substance abuse by setting "no use" expectations in schools, in familes and in the community and by increasing healthy options for children and youth."

Camp Long Offers Exciting Programs: January and February 2010

Camp Long January February


NEWS RELEASE
Gregory J. Nickels, Mayor
Timothy Gallagher, Superintendent
http://www.cityofseattle.gov/parks

For immediate release December 29, 2009
Contact: Joelle Hammerstad, 206-684-8020
e-mail joelle.hammerstad@seattle.gov

CAMP LONG OFFERS EXCITING PROGRAMS

Camp Long, located at 5200 35th Avenue SW, offers numerous opportunities to discover what you can do to help the planet. To register, call 206-684-7434.

January
Nature Programs - Animals
Explore the wonderful animal life all around us. Fascinating facts and features of animal life whether crawling, swimming, flying or walking.
Nighttime Low Tide at the Beach – New Year’s Eve!
Ages 6 and older
Help bring in the New Year with nudibranchs, seastars and sea squirts! Gather your friends and family and share in the fun of exploring the fascinating world of intertidal life! After exploring, we'll provide the toast for the New Year! Please wear very warm clothing and waterproof footwear. Also bring a flashlight if you have one or we will provide one for you. All ages welcome but must be able to walk on slippery seaweed! Please register one day before beach walk. Please register by calling 206-684-7434.
Location: Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook
Course #49139 December 31, 2009 Thu 9:30 - 11:30 p.m.
Adult Fee $8, Child Fee $6

Camp Long Owl Hoot
Ages 4 and older
Join us for a dusk-to-dark owl prowl through Camp Long's woodland. Early winter is courtship time! Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. Please pre-register by January 15. Please register by calling 206-684-7434.
Course #49133 January 16 Sat 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Adult Fee $8, Child Fee $6

Nighttime Low Tide at the Beach
Ages 6 and older
Start the New Year off with nudibranchs, seastars and sea squirts! Gather your friends and family and share in the fun of exploring the fascinating world of intertidal life! Please wear very warm clothing and waterproof footwear. Also bring a flashlight if you have one or we will provide one for you. All ages welcome, but must be able to walk on slippery seaweed! Please register by calling 206-684-7434.
Location: Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook
Course #49141 January 30 Sat 9:15 - 11:15 p.m.
Adult Fee $8, Child Fee $6

Third Saturday Free Walks
Seward Park Old Growth FREE
Ages 1 and older
Why would an Old Growth Forest need restoration? What else do these big old trees provide besides shade and habitat? Walk among the ancient trees and learn about the on-going restoration that was funded by a local philanthropist. Please register by calling 206-684-7434.
Location: Amphitheater in Seward Park
Course #50812 January 16 Sat 2 - 4 p.m.

Me-Kwa-Mooks Beach Walk FREE
Ages 1 and older
Me-Kwa-Mooks, in the Nisqually dialect it means "shaped like a bear's head" is land that was donated to Seattle by West Seattle pioneers Ferdinand and Emma Schmitz. Me-Kwa-Mooks sits above the best tide-pooling beach on the west side, but offers its own unique forest habitat under restoration. Rumor has it a new Eagle’s nest resides here. Please register by calling 206-684-7434.
Location: Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook
Course #50817 January 16 Sat 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Nature Walks - Preschool/Tots
Immerse young ones in the great outdoors and let them explore the wonders of nature. Most classes require adult participation.
Are You Sleeping, Mother Nature? (2-3yrs)
Ages 2 - 3
Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your Tots. Discover life in the pond, forest, field and meet new friends. Please arrive 10 minutes before class time, and wear weatherproof clothing. Up to two children can be registered with one adult. No strollers please. $7 for one adult with one child. $3.50 for each additional person. Pre-registration required by January 16. Please register by calling 206-684-7434.
Location: Outdoor Space - North of Colman Pool
Course #49147 January 19 Tue 10 - 11 a.m.
Activity Fee $7

Volunteer Opportunity
Camp Long Third Saturday Work Parties FREE
All ages, families
Leave your family legacy at Camp Long by helping to restore a patch of native habitat in the park, building trails or maintaining amenities. Make some new friends while preserving a future for ourselves and native plants and animals. Register by calling 206-423-0762.

January 16 Sat 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.


February
Nature Programs - Animals
Explore the wonderful animal life all around us -- fascinating facts and features of animal life whether crawling, swimming, flying or walking.
Salamander Love Night
Ages 4 and older
Did you know that our two local mole salamander species mate and lay eggs right around Valentine’s Day? Come with us to look for these long-toed lovers, their Northwestern friends and eggs in their watery bedrooms. Please dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. Please register by February 12. Register by calling 206-684-7434.
Instructor: Stewart Wechsler
Course #49143 February 13 Sat 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Adult Fee $8, Child Fee $6

West Seattle Birding Loop
Ages 1 and older
Explore West Seattle's fascinating array of parks while learning to identify winter birds with Master Birder Woody Wheeler. This van-based tour will include short hikes (2 miles total) into Jack Block, Alki, Me-Kwa-Mooks and Lincoln Parks, as well as a bakery/hot drink stop along the way. We could see up to 30 species of birds while exploring diverse and scenic parks that feature ecological restorations, marine and forest ecosystems. Come prepared with rain gear, layers of warm clothes, warm boots and binoculars. Families and beginning birders are welcome and encouraged to come along! Meet in front of the lodge at Camp Long. Register by calling 684-7434.
Instructor: Woody Wheeler
Course #50822 February 20 Sat 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Activity Fee $15

Lincoln Park Owl Hoot
Ages 4 and older
Join us for a dusk-to-dark owl prowl through Camp Long's to Lincoln Park's. Early winter is courtship time! Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. Please pre-register by February 19. Register by calling 206-684-7434.
Location: Outdoor Space - North of Colman Pool, Lincoln Park
Course #49135 February 20 Sat 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Adult Fee $8, Child Fee $6

Third Saturday Free Walks
Puget Park Walk FREE
Ages 1 and older
The sign may be gone, but the park does live on! This small piece of the Duwamish Greenbelt is almost unknown to anyone outside of the neighborhood. Once home to a riding stable, this little piece of heaven has been adopted by the neighbors who have begun asking the question about daylighting the creek, which outflows into the Duwamish River. Register by calling 206-684-7434.
Location: Puget Park
Course #50818 February 20 Sat 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Dr. Jose Rizal Park Walk
Ages 1 and older
Named for a Filipino leader, this greenbelt adjacent to I-5 was a no-person land until the mid 90’s when neighbors wanted better access and a place to walk their four-legged friends. A Rotary Club tree planting in the mid 80’s peppered the hillside with trees in a planting medium that was sure to strangle them. Let’s find out who survived and how to navigate the space. Register by calling 206-684-7434.
Location: Jose Rizal Park
Course #50815 February 20 Sat 2 - 4 p.m.

Nature Walks - Preschool/Tots
Immerse young ones in the great outdoors, and let them explore the wonders of nature. Most classes require adult participation.
Winter Wonderland (2-3yrs)
Ages 2 - 3
Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your tots. Discover life in the pond, forest, field and meet new friends. Please arrive 10 minutes before class time and wear weatherproof clothing. Up to two children can be registered with one adult. No strollers please. $7 for one adult with one child; $3.50 for each additional person. Pre-registration required by February 15. Register by calling 684-7434.
Location: Outdoor Space - North of Colman Pool
Course #49148 February 16 Tue 10 - 11 a.m.
Activity Fee $7
Volunteer Opportunity
Camp Long Third Saturday Work Parties FREE
All ages, families
Leave your family legacy at Camp Long by helping to restore a patch of native habitat in the park, building trails or maintaining amenities. Make some new friends while preserving a future for ourselves and native plants and animals. Register by calling 206-423-0762.

February 20 Sat 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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Monday, December 28, 2009

Fruit tree expert will teaching pruning in a West Seattle Orchard


John Reardon, vice president of the Seattle Tree Fruit Society, will teach a basic pruning class at his home orchard in the Delridge neighborhood on Saturday January 9, 10 am to noon. This is a rare chance to learn pruning techniques on well-maintained fruit trees and (fuzzless) kiwi vines.


John is a passionate lay fruit grower who has taught classes for Plant Amnesty, Seattle Tree Fruit Society and City Fruit. He notes: “I enjoy pruning! My goals are to encourage easy picking and to create productive plants. I encourage lots of questions and believe in learning by doing.”



Cost is $15 for City Fruit members and $20 general. Register at Brown Paper Tickets or send a check to City Fruit, PO Box 28577, Seattle 98118.


City Fruit is an organization that helps urban neighborhoods grow and harvest fruit. In 2009 West Seattle residents donated more than 6,600 pounds of fruit to food banks and meals programs. Healthy trees will produce more—and better—fruit, and pruning a tree is one way to maintain its health and vigor. City Fruit is sponsoring the class; the Phinney Neighborhood Association is a co-sponsor.


--Gail Savina, City Fruit, gail@cityfruit.org

Monday, November 30, 2009

North Delridge Neighborhood Council - power in numbers

There is power in numbers when it comes to volunteers. The NDNC board consists of 4 volunteer executive members. In order to be more effective, we are inviting all who can join us to help draft the definitions for our committees. In short, these committees will serve the neighborhood in a more comprehensive way. We hope to see several people serve on those in various capacities from a few hours a month to every several hours per quarter.

Maybe you could be a go to person for writing a letter, emailing a city council member or coordinate a park clean up day...?

Please note the reminder in the previous post - Together we can make a difference!

Reminder: Public NDNC meeting, Wed. 12/2, 6:30 pm @ Delridge Library

Here's a reminder for North Delridge Neighborhood Council co-chair that the December 2nd meeting is a potluck where we can casually discuss and sign up for committees to help get stuff done around N. Delridge. Hope you can come.
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Just wanted to remind everyone that our next NDNC meeting is this
Wednesday, Dec. 2nd at 6:30pm in the Delridge Library.

Agenda: We’ll be enjoying a potluck and open discussion about the new
committees we’re forming to better tackle the various issue in our
neighborhood. We need YOU to help us make a difference! Here are the
committees to think about:

1. Public Safety
2. Outreach
3. Beautification
4. Streets/Pedestrian
5. Transportation - Pedestrian, Bus, Car and Bike
6. Land Use and Economic Development

See you there,
Holli Margell
NDNC Co-Secretary

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Delridge Playfield improvements: follow up

The West Seattle Blog coverage of the meeting last night has some good news and pictures of the new layout.

From my point-of-view as a neighbor, I'm most thrilled with the new lighting that will be more energy efficient and less intrusive into the surrounding area.

It's good news the field will be also striped for lacrosse, because it will mean more people coming to the neighborhood and experiencing it in a positive way. The more sports, the better.

This is a great example of why it's important to show up at meetings. The striping never would have happened if lacrosse supporters hadn't come to the first meeting and made their case. Well done.

And to all the sports people, welcome to the neighborhood.

Edited to fix some grammar and phrasing.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Delridge Playfield improvements: Seattle Parks public meeting #2

Reminder that tonight is the second and final public design review of Delridge Playfield (that's the softball/baseball/soccer field south of the center).

Monday, November 23, 2009
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Delridge Community Center
4501 Delridge Way SW

Updated: Here's a link to the WSB coverage of the meeting and pictures of the final layout.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Delridge Skatepark - Final (?) design

SeattleSkateParks.Org comments on, and links to images of, the latest design iteration of the Delridge Skatepark.

Note: the Skate Park Advisory Committee meets Monday night to discuss this and other issues of interest to Skateboarders.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

North Delridge Bridging the Gap Street Projects

NDNC Prioritized Bridging the Gap Street Projects

On November 4, 2009, during the North Delridge Neighborhood Council meeting, 19 neighbors voted to prioritize this list.

1) 2007-392 Delridge Way SW between SW Andover and Myrtle Streets: Traffic Calming by adding a median with trees and plants to the turn lane where it is not needed to actually turn onto a side street. - Projected Cost: $6,800,000-$8,320,000
2)
2007-425 SW Brandon Street between 23rd and 30th Aves SW: Sidewalk to continue across creek and up the hill. The sidewalk would continue from the north side, then continue on the south side up the hill. Why the switch? Probably because of a drainage/stability issue - but not certain. Cost: $2,060,000-$2,520,000
3) 2007-396 SW Hudson Street between 26th Ave. S.W. and Puget Blvd. SW: Add a sidewalk. This stretch doesn't have a sidewalk, and it is heavily used to reach the bus stop on the South East corner of Delridge Way and Hudson Street, and as a school bus stop. Cost: $1,300,000-$1,600,000
4)
2007-402 25th Ave SW between SW Brandon and Juneau Streets: Sidewalk with new drainage system. This would change how people could park in front of their homes. Cost: $1,480,000-$1,820,000
5) 2007-399 SW Edmunds Street between 25th Ave. SW and Cottage Pl. SW: Sidewalk. There is no sidewalk currently. It would cross Delridge adjacent to Pearl's and is located close to two bus stops. This project would cut into some yards per the city's 60 feet property line. Cost: $490,000-$610,000
6) 2007-400 26th Ave SW between SW Graham and Puget Blvd SW: Sidewalk on East side of the street only. No sidewalks currently exist in this stretch of 26th. This would affect how people park in front of their homes. Cost: $1,980,000-$2,440,000
7) 2007-397 SW Findlay Street between 23rd and 26th Aves SW: Sidewalk with new ADA corner Bulbs, drainage and widening the street to meet the city's 60 feet criteria. There is an existing sidewalk, this project would cut into some people's yards, but be an improvement compared to the current sidewalk. Cost: $850,000 - $1,050,000.

If you'd like to voice your support of any projects, please attend the Delridge District Council meetings - the next one is Nov. 18th from 7-9pm at
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Monthly Delridge District Council Meeting Agenda

Wed, October 21st (Tonight!)

7pm @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW

7 pm Introductions and Community Announcements/Reports

7:15 Neighborhood Street Fund Large Project Process - SDOT

7:45 City Budget - Dwight Dively, City Budget and Finance Director

8:15 Neighborhood Matching Fund Program Changes, Stella Chao, DON Director

8:45 Wrap Up - New Issues, Upcoming Community/City Meetings, etc.

9 pm Next District Council Meeting and Adjourn

North Delridge neighborhood, large street fund projects walkabout

Saturday, October, 24th, 1:00 pm @ Olympia Pizza II

Meet your Cottage Grove and Youngstown neighbors at Olympia Pizza II--Findlay and Delridge--to review proposed large project street projects. We'll have a bite while reviewing projects, and then walk the neighborhood to consider neighborhood needs.

We'll vote, as a group, at the next NDNC meeting on Nov. 4th (6:30 pm, Delridge Library) on our priorities. From there, the list goes to the Delridge District Council for Delridge-wide priorities. From there the projects go to the city.

It's a good way to get started on the next round of smaller streets projects which we will be proposing in early 2010. If you don't show up, we have no way of knowing what's important to you.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Summary of Delridge Play field public meeting #1

Here are my notes from the meeting Monday night about the Delridge Playfield renovation. Please note that I'm not a trained reporter. I just attended as a neighbor. Any errors or omissions are my own.

- This was the first of two public meetings
- Construction is scheduled to start in May, 2010 and be complete September/fall of 2010.
- The new field will have 2 soccer, one softball, one baseball, and two ultimate Frisbee fields.
- Will maintain ADA accessibility to the north, add/improve ADA access to the south
- Will replace backstops, field, drainage, lights, install artificial grass-like surface.
- No money for bleachers.
- The preferred turf (from FieldTurf) is lead free according to Holden and manufacture's website
- Concern about VOCs from artificial surface that is made from recycled tires.
- Questions about using other, less volatile material.
- Holden said he would find out how strong the VOCs will be, and what alternatives might be available and report at the next meeting.
- Concrete, wheelchair accessible path around entire field. Non-permeable surface.
- Baseball will be in the SW corner, softball in the NE. There will be one permanent baseball mound striped for two...distances, IIRC.
- Audience members asked for lacrosse striping. Lacrosse fields are nearly the same size as soccer fields. Holden said the city doesn't want to "over" strip fields. Audience member suggested making a mock up of striping for next meeting so people and designers can see what it would look like.
- No changes regarding parking planned
- Lighting is from the 1960. 122 fixtures on 15 poles will be replaced by 50 fixtures on 12 poles. Studies of the site show spill light (light that falls elsewhere than on the field, will be improved). New lights will be more energy efficient.
- Glare will be improved by new lights and because the surface will not reflect as much light.
- Laurel Heights and Lower Woodlands are recent projects using similar lighting technology.
- New lights will fix current buzzing/humming sound. When installed, neighbors and lighting engineers will evaluate and redirect, if possible, any problem lights, and check for buzzing.
- Turf has a lifespan of about 10 years and will cost 500,000 to replace. ETA: the cost will be approximately 500K. Holden said product is not recyclable, but the manufacturer's website says it is.
- Metal cleats won't be allowed (by signage)
- The city will look into a short fence to discourage vehicles from driving up on the field.

Links
Project website: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/delridge_playfield/
Turf manufacture website, environmental information:
http://www.fieldturf.com/environmental-responsibility/