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Seattle Park Board to hold public meeting about zoo, emergency preparedness and small craft centers

What do you think? (1 Comment) September 3, 2011 at 10:39AM

Green Lake Small Craft Center

The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners, a seven-member citizen board, will hold its next public meeting on Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 7 p.m. at the Activity Resource Center at the Woodland Park Zoo (5500 Phinney Ave N).

The meeting agenda includes an update on Woodland Park Zoo activities from  Zoo Executive Director Deborah Jensen. The Woodland Park Zoo Society operates the zoo under a management agreement with the City of Seattle.

There will also a briefing on Seattle Parks emergency preparedness. Parks staff will brief the Board on how Parks and Recreation is prepared to deal with natural or man-made disasters, and how Parks staff fit into the City’s overall emergency preparedness program.

A briefing on “City Council direction on Parks small craft centers” is also on the agenda. Parks staff will “brief the Board on progress responding to a City Council statement of legislative intent directing Parks to examine the operations of the small craft centers, Green Lake Small Craft Center (5900 W Green Lake Way N) and Mt. Baker Rowing and Sailing Center, with an eye to making them financially independent.”

The Park Board meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month to advise the Parks and Recreation Superintendent, the Mayor, and the City Council on parks and recreation matters.

For more information, please call Sandy Brooks at 206-684-5066 or email her at sandy.brooks [at]


One Response to “Seattle Park Board to hold public meeting about zoo, emergency preparedness and small craft centers”

  1. Karen Sandy says:

    Wow, this is great getting the community involved in this; many thanks posting it to Green Lake blog. When our family lived in Japan years ago (in Numazu city, near Mt Fuji), we got to experience first-hand the uber organized community-preparedness plan! Every individual in the neighborhood knew where caches of food, water, medicine were stored in the event of disaster. Everyone in the area knew where to go for shelter and assistance. There is much Seattle can learn from this level of preparation.