Municipal Golf of Seattle Records, 1994-2003  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Parks and Recreation
Title
Municipal Golf of Seattle Records
Dates
1994-2003 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 cubic foot, (3 boxes)
Collection Number
5807-17
Summary
Records concerning the management of Seattle's municipal golf courses.
Repository
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
98124-4728
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-233-7807
Fax: 206-386-9025
archives@seattle.gov
Access Restrictions

Records are open to the public.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for processing this record series was provided through a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Department of Parks and Recreation maintains the City's parks, shorelines, and boulevards; and administers community centers, public golf courses, and other athletic and cultural facilities. Seattle's first park was established in 1884 after David Denny donated land to the City for that purpose. At that time, a three-member park committee, with limited authority, was created to manage the nascent park system. A Board of Parks Commissioners was established in 1890 with control over all public parks and authority to appoint a Parks Superintendent. In 1896, the City Charter created the position of Superintendent of Streets, Sewers and Parks. The Parks Department became a separate entity in 1904. In 1926, a City Charter amendment abolished the position of Superintendent, distributing its responsibilities between the Head Gardener and the Landscape Architect. A 1948 City Charter amendment required the Board of Park Commissioners to appoint a park superintendent to administer the department. In 1967, another City Charter Amendment reconstituted the Board as an advisory body to the Mayor and City Council, changed the agency name to Department of Parks and Recreation, and placed fiscal and operational administration under the superintendent. In 1902 the City hired the Olmsted Brothers, the country's premier landscape architectural firm, to design a parks and boulevards system. Although not all of the plan was implemented, the Olmsted legacy is evident in many of Seattle's parks and boulevards. The City acquired significant amounts of property for park purposes following the turn of the 20th Century, but in 1926 further acquisition was limited by a City Charter amendment that stipulated only money in the Park Fund could be used for that purpose. However, in the 1970s the Forward Thrust Bond issue, along with federal grants and the Seattle Model City Program, supported the largest expansion of the Park system in Seattle history. These programs funded more than 70 new parks and park facilities. The Department manages over 6,000 acres of park land, over two dozen community centers, five municipal golf courses, the Aquarium, and many other recreational and athletic facilities.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Agendas, minutes, financial records, and briefing materials of the board of a non-profit corporation which contracted with the City of Seattle to operate its municipal golf courses from 1995 to 2002.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Municipal Golf of Seattle Records , Record Series 5807-17. Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

5807-17:  Municipal Golf of Seattle Records , 1994-2003Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Municipal Golf of Seattle Agreements
1995-2003
1/2
Municipal Golf of Seattle Audits
1999-2002
1/3
Municipal Golf of Seattle Organizational Documents
1994-2002
1/4
Municipal Golf of Seattle Board Orientation and Background Information
1994
1/5
Municipal Golf of Seattle Board Orientation and Background Information
1994
1/6
Municipal Golf of Seattle Organizational Meeting
1994
1/7
Municipal Golf of Seattle Board Agendas
1994
1/8
Municipal Golf of Seattle Board Agendas and Correspondence
1995
1/9
Municipal Golf of Seattle Board Agendas
1996
1/10
Municipal Golf of Seattle Board Agendas
1997
1/11
Municipal Golf of Seattle Board Agendas
1998
1/12
Municipal Golf of Seattle Board Agendas
1999
2/1
Municipal Golf of Seattle Board Agendas
1999
2/2
Municipal Golf of Seattle Minutes
1994
2/3
Municipal Golf of Seattle Minutes
1995
2/4
Municipal Golf of Seattle Minutes
1996
2/5
Municipal Golf of Seattle Minutes
1997
2/6
Municipal Golf of Seattle Minutes
1998
2/7
Municipal Golf of Seattle Minutes
1999
2/8
Municipal Golf of Seattle Agendas and Minutes
2000
2/9
Municipal Golf of Seattle Minutes
2001
2/10
Municipal Golf of Seattle Agendas and Minutes
2002
2/11
Municipal Golf of Seattle Chronology
1994
2/12
Municipal Golf of Seattle Board Information
2000
2/13
Seattle Golf Financial Statements
2003
3/1
Seattle Golf Operating Plan
2000
3/2
Seattle Golf General Information
2002
3/3
Seattle Golf General Information
2002
3/4
Seattle Golf General Information
2002
3/5
Seattle Golf Park Board Briefing Materials
2002

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Golf courses--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Golf--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Parks and Recreation
  • Municipal Golf of Seattle
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)