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Parks & Open Space

BF Day Playground Improvements Taking Shape

Volunteers to plant gardens needed for April 26 at BF Day: “Four raised garden beds will be constructed on Saturday, April 26, 11am-3pm. Tools, supplies and FOOD will be provided for volunteers. These garden beds will be place in the wood chip area (old rings) in the ‘lower lowers,’ filled with organic soil and planted with vegetables by students as part of the school’s new Garden to Snack Program. Carrie Bauer and Mary Waterhouse are leading the B.F. Day Garden to Snack Program and the April 26 work party. Please contact Mary if you can help on the 26th (waterhousem@aol.com or 206-226-7180). It would be very helpful to have some skilled laborers there to help construct the beds.”

BF Day’s playground project was awarded a grant from the state capital budget in June 2013. Now, BF Day tells us:

…In addition to covering some additional costs associated with the play area last fall, the $152,000 has been/will be used to support projects mentioned below. Here is a quick list of what’s happening:

The Site Plan for Phase 1A… includes some new seat walls/seating areas north and south of the flagpole. It will also include additional bike racks in a new location, a more formal pathway across the front of the school (from main entrance to the north), additional landscaping and some historic interpretation of the building/site. Construction documents have been submitted to the City for Landmark Review. Once the project receives Landmark approval, construction documents will be finalized and the project will go out to bid. Construction will take place over the summer 2014.

“SPORT COURT SURFACING – A picture says a thousand words. This just went in yesterday. Will be open for use tomorrow (Wed 4/16) afternoon.”

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