Seattle Parks and Recreation removed a vandalized bench and barbecue from Summit Slope Park on Wednesday morning, March 15.
SPR spokesperson Christina Hirsch reports the bench was removed by maintenance staff due to graffiti, while the barbecue was damaged and also spray-painted. The bench will return once it’s been sanded and recoated.
A $125,000 Summit Slope Park expansion project is slated to start in April, now that Seattle City Light has completed an electrical reliability upgrade in parts of East John Street and Summit Avenue East.
SCL crews finished installing an electrical vault and a new conduit there in mid-December.
Seattle Department of Transportation spokesman Norm Mah reports crews were out Wednesday afternoon to perform restoration work around the park.
The Summit Slope Park expansion is being constructed through the Seattle Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Fund.
The project includes an expanded P-patch, bio swale, lawn area and pedestrian improvements, including new curb cuts at the intersection of Summit Avenue East and East John Street.