Flo Ware Park
28th & S. Jackson, Seattle WA

New Design for Flo Ware Park

March 2003 Update:
We are now working with a new plan that seems to address the problems encountered with the prior plan.  We anticipate the park renovation will begin in the fall of 2003.  Check out the new plans!  

Click here to see a bigger picture.

The next public meeting is on April 15th, 2003.

January-February 2003 Update:

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 11th, 2003.

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 Department.  

More information on Park Development


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28th Street Elevation  Back to the Top

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 Overall Park Plan  Click for Enlarged design    Back to the Top
Click for Detail of Galaxy and BigToy

 

Park plans were developed by Barker Landscape Architecture Thanks for all your help
www.barkerla.com 

 

More Information on Park Development 

Design of the park was influenced by understanding how the park is currently used and by asking neighbors and committee members what they would like new and different in the park as well as what should remain.  In addition CPTED, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design strategies were reviewed for their appropriate application to Flo Ware Park.  There are nine major CPTED strategies that were reviewed and influential to the design, they include:

1. Provide clear border definition of controlled space.  This accomplished through locating a 3 ' fence on the perimeter of the park.

2. Provide clearly marked transitional zones.  This is accomplished through locating a 3 ' fence on the perimeter of the park and a variety of different paving surfaces.

3. Relocation of gathering areas.  The basketball court and play areas have been relocated away from the street to minimize the "fade in to the game' behavior to conceal any illicit activities.

4. Place safe activities in unsafe locations.  The basketball court has been relocated to the back corner of the park.

5. Place unsafe activities in safe locations.  Seating and potential "hangout" areas are located in the front and central part of the park.

6. Redesignate the use of space to provide natural barriers.  Natural barriers are created through the open lawn areas.

7. Improve scheduling of space.  Encourage use by all ages, institutions (near by churches and schools)( and other programs (snack in the park) and turning on the water spray during the hot days of summer.

8. redesign or revamp space to increase the perception of natural surveillance.  Removal of plum trees along Jackson Street (street trees remain) improves the visibility into the park.  Pruning of Catalpa tree to minimize dark area.

9. Overcome distance and isolation.  Entries are located to encourage people to walk through the park.  Benches and a variety of seating areas and activities minimize distance and encourage occupation of the park by a variety of users.

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Contact us:  info@FloWarePark.org

Friends of Flo Ware Park - www.FloWarePark.org
P.O. Box 22391
Seattle, WA 98122-0319

 

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