New Design for Flo Ware
There will be some
changes to the design of the park due to budget changes and a zoning
issue. We are working with the Parks Department to resolve these
problems and hope to have some new designs available soon.
The next public meeting for design discussion is on March
Original Design for Flo Ware Park
Friends of Flo Ware Park have been working on the design
process since April, 2001. There have been many meetings and public
gatherings intended to hear all voices in the community. The principal has
been that the more ideas and participation, the more genuinely the new design
will represent the desires and vision of the neighborhood.
On August 4, 2001 there was a Help Design Flo Ware Park Party
in the park. Three alternative designs and proposed new features were
presented. Input was gathered from the community on the features and style
that were most desirable. We worked closely with the Seattle Parks and
Recreation Department and Barker Landscape Architects.
Help Design Flo Ware Park Party
The original goals for improving Flo Ware Park are to
"attract larger and more diverse groups of users to this underutilized park
through enhancement of safety, maintenance and design features", Friends of
Flo Ware Park Committee
The design reflects the initial desire to create play
opportunities for all ages, quieter areas for elderly and parents to be in, an
area for the community to gather, and an opportunity to honor Flo Ware.
Several design alternatives have been developed, reviewed, and
refined through the guidance and input of the Flo Ware Park committee, public
meetings, Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation and their CORE Team review,
the Seattle Design Commission, and a representative of the Seattle Police
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