Shoreline Council names Shoreline’s two newest parks

Friday, April 23, 2021

Location of the newly named Westminster Park

On April 19, 2021 the Shoreline City Council adopted names for Shoreline’s two newest parks.

The park to be located at 709 N 150th Street will be named Westminster Park and the park to be located at 1341 N 185th Street will be named Edwin Pratt Memorial Park. The City acquired both properties in 2020 using funds from Conservation Futures Tax grants and Park Impact Fees paid through new development.

The park naming process began with the City soliciting potential park names from the public for both parks. Taking all of the submitted suggestions, City staff sent recommendations to the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Board. The Board deliberated and forwarded their recommendations of Westminster Park and Edwin Pratt Memorial Park to the City Council. 

The property located at 709 N 150th Street sits almost in the middle of the Westminster Triangle neighborhood. Naming it Westminster Park reflects the neighborhood, the community, and its geographical identification.
 
Location of the newly named Edwin Pratt Memorial Park

The property located at 1341 N 185th Street is named in honor of civil rights leader and Shoreline resident Edwin Pratt. The location is close to both the home where Edwin Pratt lived with his family and the church they attended. Naming the park after Edwin Pratt honors his legacy and the impact he has had on our community. It will also serve as a place for reflection. As part of the requirements for using the Conservation Futures Tax grant, the City can only develop 15% of the park with hard surfaces, so the remaining portion will be a natural oasis.

As future funding is identified for design of these parks, the public will have an opportunity to comment.



1 comments:

Kirk Miller April 26, 2021 at 4:50 PM  

Edmund Pratt is a welcome park. For years begging for it.

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