FEB 9- Comment to WA State Parks Commission:

by Ann Hurst
a. lack of transparency
b. lack of process including not sending out requests for proposal, no traffic study, no parking study
c. fraudulent trade
d. bill going through State House and State Senate to change vote number from unanimous to majority to sell especially popular State Parks and the same bill to increase lease time to 80 years
e. Recreation and Conservation Funding Board, state agency that has responsibility along with National Park Service regarding hearing in April — is Daniels doing a fair swap or a land grab?
f. Ballfields must also provide to satisfy Land and Water Conservation rules, a land swap if to be improved and dedicated to one organization and under City Management that will prioritize that organization, and ballfields also need traffic study, parking study, impact on wetland study and on major pileated nesting site and other critters who nest in contiguous wetland with night lights, noise, traffic, pollution.

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2 Responses to FEB 9- Comment to WA State Parks Commission:

  1. Mark Moore says:

    If you have the time and interest, take a moment to go to the park in the early morning and listen to…the sounds of the park…birds and wind and rain and smiles and more…all of which will be lost when mixing natural parkland with development. How can development in the core of this park retreat from all of the sounds of the city even be contemplated at all? We have so much city everywhere, and so little refuge from any of it. So very few natural places like this even exist around Lake Washington, or in Seattle…and we’re on the brink of losing it forever. Time to step back, take a deep breath, and go down some other path so we can still look at ourselves in 20 years and be happy with what we see and have done.

  2. Julie Anderson says:

    This is a state park we enjoy visiting every year in Washington. While it in an urban setting, walk able from many neighborhoods, it has many woodsy paths and a great children’s adventure playground area. I think people around this park should realize what a gem it is before it’s too late and it becomes overdeveloped and less attractive.
    Preservation for birds, wildlife, plants and the coming generations should take precedence over profit.

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