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Idea Collection Runs Through April 30 for Park CommUNITY Fund.



Seattle Parks and Recreation encourages frontline communities to submit your park improvement ideas by April 30, 2024. The Park CommUNITY Fund is a new funding source that relies on public participation and prioritizes frontline communities or communities (particularly those most affected by racism, oppression, and colonization) that experience high displacement risk, disproportionate exposure to environmental harms, a history of disinvestment, and a lack of green space access.

“Seattle Shines when we partner with community,” said AP Diaz, Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent. “Thank you to all the community partners who have supported the program. We welcome additional partners and people to submit project ideas online or in person at a SPR Community Center.”

Staff is hosting office hours on April 25 from 4 to 5 p.m. To stay updated on staff office hours, outreach events, and how to get involved in the next phases of Project Selection, please visit and subscribe to bit.ly/parkcommunityfund. If your community group is interested in engaging with the Park CommUNITY Fund please contact Shaquan Smith and Rachel Banner at ParkCommunityFund@seattle.gov. There are more opportunities to get involved after the Idea Collection phase.

The 2024-2025 Cycle invests in small (Tier 1/ up to $150,000) and large (Tier II/ up to $1,500,000) capital projects on SPR property using participatory budgeting and equitable grant-making practices with the goal of delivering projects that expand inclusivity and close the gaps in access to quality parks and park facilities. Frontline communities will work alongside SPR staff through a Project Selection process, which includes three phases (Idea Collection, Project Development, and Final Selection). This process will run from March through October 2024.

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