With the first two FFP Public Engagement events completed, you might be wondering what the team has come up with thus far. From your feedback at events, through surveys and the chalkboard, Site Workshop has developed 3 guiding design principles:
- Physical improvements will be integrated with the existing design, enhancing the park’s identity rather than replacing it.
- Active and passive spaces will be balanced throughout the park, supporting safety and increasing use while maintaining the valuable sense of tranquility and escape that the park currently offers.
- Improvements will be equity-driven, following Halprin’s original intent that Freeway Park be “a park for everyone.”
And of course, the unique design intent, aesthetic and historical significance of Halprin's Freeway Park continues to guide and shape this important work.
If you missed the last two meetings, Site Workshop's first iteration of design ideas inspired by your feedback will be up on our website this week so stay tuned. And there are a few more opportunities to get involved: The night walk on August 31st will specifically look at issues of lighting and safety in the park, and where improvements are most needed.
- Thursday August 31, 9:30pm - Night Walk together with Movie Night at the Park
- Saturday September 9 - Seattle Design Festival event
- Saturday September 16, 11am - 2pm - Final Presentation in the Park