Have fun this summer helping to turn dirt into a park!
Thanks to the old Parks & Green Spaces Levy from 2008, your taxpayer dollars enabled City Hall to buy a parcel at 35th Ave NE and NE 86th Street in the Wedgwood neighborhood for a future “Morningside Park.” Several years later, however, no park. (For the long history, CLICK HERE.)
Despite their $5 BILLION annual budget, our leaders at City Hall can’t seem to find the money to create the park. City Hall has failed to get the job done in Ravenna and other neighborhoods. After paying for multiple tax increases advertised as creating more parks, residents are forced to scrape together their own funds to finish the job of city officials. This is either mismanagement of existing funds or yet another example of how the city officials could be generating funds for parks, sidewalks, and schools if they had the guts to charge for-profit developers Impact Fees. Oops, this is a “Fun to Enjoy” so let’s stay positive!
Thankfully, residents of Northeast Seattle are taking charge by organizing LIVE MUSIC AT WEDGWOOD ALE HOUSE TO BUILD A PARK
The centerpiece of the fundraiser is live music from local bands in the back of the Ale House. A featured local band called “The Civilians” includes a Wedgwoood Community Council board member jamming on guitar.
As described on the website of the Wedgwood Community Council, “The Benefit is [an] all ages show, and your presence and donation will help to raise money for the design of Wedgwood’s future park…currently scheduled to start design in 2018 and construction beginning in 2019…Robert Pulson owner of the Wedgwood Ale House is donating the use of the back room and providing staff to meet all your food and drink related needs. Come on out and support a great cause, wonderful band, and a terrific local business. WCC will use these funds to help with the park design.”
- WHAT: Live Band, Beer, Fundraiser for NE Seattle Park
- WHEN: Sat, July 15 at 7:30 p.m.
- WHERE: Wedgwood Ale House (in the back), 8515 35th Ave NE
- PARKING? Yes, until the city government screws that up soon.
- COST: $5
- KID-FRIENDLY EVENT? Yes, that’s how it’s advertised, but there will be beer for adults and bands rockin’ n’ rollin’
- MENU at Wedgwood Ale House: CLICK HERE.
NEIGHBORHOOD: To explore more of Wedgwood, subscribe to Wedgwood View and the Wedgwood Echo. We have featured a lot of cool stuff in Wedgwood, including Wedgwood Arts Festival (this year on July 8 & 9) and Veraci Pizza. 4 to Explore is in Wedgwood a lot (it’s where our P.O. Box is located) so, for the latest on the neighborhood, be sure to “like” 4 to Explore on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. You can also attend the Wedgwood Community Council monthly meetings.