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A $17,500 grant received by Vision Greenwood Park means construction on the Greenwood Park redevelopment could get underway soon.

Greenwood Park receives grant for redevelopment

The Vision Greenwood Park Steering Committee has been meeting over the
winter to move the plan to develop and expand Greenwood Park forward.

The steering committee applied for and was awarded a second Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Small and Simple Grant for $17,500.

The grant will be used to fund the detailed drawings for the two vacant lots along Fremont Avenue and the additional facilities that will be added to the current park area.

The grant means construction on the park should be able to get underway soon, according to a Vision Greenwood Park Steering Committee press release.

The committee has also sent letters of intent to the Seattle Parks Levy Opportunity Fund (minimum $250,000 grant award) and the Seattle Neighborhood Matching Fund Large Project (up to $100,000 award).

The committee is working on the grant applications now for submission in
April.

The committee plans to apply to King County for the County Youth Sports Facility Grants totaling $75,000 to help create the basketball area as well as
exercise stations around the perimeter of the park.

Additionally, the committee has identified a grant opportunity with the Seattle Foundation.

There will be a public meeting at 6 p.m. on May 26 at the Greenwood Library to share refined, detailed design and development plans for Greenwood Park as well as get comments and input into fundraising plans from the community.

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