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Public Input Sought for Luther Burbank Park Playground Redesign

Two meetings on Feb. 5 & 19 at the the Mercer Island Community & Event Center will discuss and brainstorm on designs for a new playground at Luther Burbank Park, near the tennis courts.

The Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department will be conducting two public meetings to discuss opportunities and receive design input on the upcoming Luther Burbank Playground replacement, scheduled for construction in the Summer of 2013. 

Meetings will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 5, and Tuesday, Feb. 19, between 6 - 7:30 p.m. in the Mercer Room at the Mercer Island Community & Event Center, 8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island. Community participation and cooperation is encouraged to help design your new playground.

Parts of the playground is currently closed due to safety concerns.

The purpose of these meetings is to work with the community to discuss the design of the new playground features and provide prospective design firms an opportunity to incorporate community ideas in their conceptual designs of the new Luther Burbank playground. At the Feb. 19 meeting, prospective design firms will be given the opportunity to present their conceptual designs and answer questions from the community regarding their conceptual designs.

Throughout the entire planning process, written and electronic mail comments are welcomed and accepted. For more information about this project, please contact Jason Kintner, Parks Superintendent, at jason.kintner@mercergov.org

Help Pay for New Playground Equipment by Donating a Brick Paver

The Parks & Recreation Department is also seeking donations from the public to help pay for the playground equipment replacement, is exchange for a personalized brick paver in recognition of the donor's support. With your donation of $200 or more, your name and message will go on a brick paver and be recognized permanently in the new play area. To donate a brick, download the order form from www.mercergov.org/playgroundfund and mail in with a check, or call to pay over the phone 206-275-7609. 

(Ed. Note: The article was clarified to state that "parts" of the playground are closed, not all.)

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