Northern District Community Outreach
Neighborhoods in the northern portion of Si View Parks District such as Moon Valley, Ernie’s Grove, and Tokul have been identified as priority areas for future park improvements in the District’s comprehensive plan. We are currently exploring park and trail improvement opportunities in this area. Community listening session was hosted January 29, 2020. Meeting notes can be reviewed here. Community idea board can be reviewed here. District staff will continue to collect input from neighbors, research ideas received for feasibility, and identify potential partners prior to developing any plans. Community participation will be critical throughout the process. To submit additional input, please contact Minna Rudd at .
South Fork Landing – In Progress
This 36 acre property located at 14319 436th Avenue SE off exit 32, offers tremendous potential for a public park, both for active and passive recreational uses. It includes open space as well as buildings that currently house a General Store and a Pro Shop. The District used recently passed Capital Bond proceeds for this land acquisition as it closely matches the community’s open space needs identified in the District’s Comprehensive Plan. Public master planning process of the future park is now in progress. The public is invited and encouraged to provide input during the master planning process. This is an exciting opportunity to bring forth ideas for desired recreational uses and see your Capital Bond dollars at work. The property is suitable for variety of recreational activities from disc golf to camping, river access and more.
Tollgate Farmhouse Interior Rehabilitation Project – In Progress
Tollgate Farmhouse Interior will be rehabilitated for community use for educational programming and events. This phase of the project was awarded $270,000 in grant funding through the Washington State Heritage Capital Projects fund. The design has been completed and construction is currently under way. The exterior of the Farmhouse was rehabilitated in 2017 with $150,000 in financial support from King County 4 Culture Saving Landmarks Grant Program.
Tollgate Farm Park Fields Rehabilitation – In Progress
The central meadow near the playground is undergoing a maintenance project to support more use. The fields will be leveled and reseeded with natural grass to provide a more level surface area that is safer to use and can be utilized for additional passive and active recreation uses. This project will resume in the spring with additional regrading and reseeding when weather conditions permit. The open fields will be ready for informal use and sports play late 2020. The multi-use fields can accommodate two full size cricket fields with alternate use as soccer fields suitable for both youth and adult use. This project is funded through a $250,000 grant award through the competitive Youth and Amateur Sports Grant program managed by King County Parks.
Torguson Skate Park Renovation – In Progress
The skate facility at Torguson Park will see a much needed renovation project. Grindline, a Seattle company that specializes in the planning, design, and construction of cast in place concrete skateparks, has developed a preliminary design based on the public input received. The proposed design includes elements for all skill levels as well as a central gathering area. This project is funded through the District's capital bond. Tentative timeline for this project is to have design completed by fall 2019, and break ground on the project early in 2020.
Si View Park Basketball Court Resealing – Coming in 2020
The popular outdoor basketball court will be resealed and lined to include pickleball. This project is funded through the King County Youth and Amateur Sports Grant program.
Torguson Park Fencing Repairs – Coming in 2020
Torguson Park ballfields will see fencing repairs in early 2020 in time for the Spring baseball season. Safety netting will be installed for Field 6 and new cyclone fencing for the quad. This project is funded through the District's capital bond.