The community was invited to join Seattle Parks and Recreation, the Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association and Deputy Mayor Tim Ceis for a neighborhood celebration and dedication event on Saturday, May 19, 2007, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The dedication took place during the Delridge Day & Community Resource Fair, celebrating the completion of the newly renovated Brandon Mini Park, Puget Boulevard Commons and Greg Davis Park to create one contiguous open space/park. The parks are located between Delridge Way SW and 26th Avenue SW.
The Pro Parks Levy provided $1.3 million to redevelop the Delridge parks. Improvements included the installation of picnic shelters and tables, updated playground, establishment of wooded areas with native vegetation, a meditation garden, and development of unscheduled sports fields and street improvements.
The Delridge Day & Resource Fair was a family-oriented celebration that featured a double-dutch jump roping performance by the Popcorns of Lafayette Elementary, musical entertainment, food, and children’s activities that include a tour of fire truck. During the event more than 20 housing, financial, social, educational and environmental resource booths also offered information about affordable housing and resources available to support healthy families.
This was the event schedule:
9:30 a.m. Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail Walk
11:00 a.m. Resource booths
11:30 a.m. Jump rope fest
Noon Live Music
2:00 p.m. Parks dedication and ribbon cutting
2:30 p.m. Meditation Garden dedication
3:00 p.m. Door prize drawing
Approved by Seattle voters in 2000, the $198.2 million Pro Parks Levy funded more than 100 projects throughout the city over eight years. Projects included improvements to athletic fields, playgrounds, trails and community centers and parks. Funding also increased green spaces, support Zoo programs and enhance park maintenance.