Leave It Better: Seattle Park Renews Its Purpose

March 2007
Parks & Recreation;Mar2007, Vol. 42 Issue 3, p12
Case Study
The article presents a case study on the restoration of Powell-Barnett Park in Seattle, Washington. The park was in disrepair and illicit activities were taking place there. The park and recreation department, along with Seattle-based national coffee chain Starbucks, planned the restoration project. Improvements included new play equipment, a regrading of the ball field, and a new basketball court. The costs and funding of the project are discussed, as well as the project's impact on the community.


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