Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation Golf Records, 1966-2008  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Parks and Recreation
Title
Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation Golf Records
Dates
1966-2008 (inclusive)
1974-2004 (bulk)
Quantity
8.4 cubic feet, (21 boxes)
Collection Number
5807-13
Summary
Records concerning Seattle's public 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, 25 community centers, four municipal golf courses, the Aquarium, the Woodland Park Zoo, and many other recreational and athletic facilities.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Records of the Department’s Superintendent, Director of Citywide Services, Golf Manager and other staff concerning management and operations of the City’s golf programs and courses at Jackson Park, Jefferson Park and West Seattle, as well as the development and operation of the Interbay Golf Center. Topics include management structure, oversight of contractors and concessionaires, and environmental issues concerning course maintenance.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation Golf Records , Record Series 5807-13. 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.

Administrative files, 1966-2008Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Annual Golf Report
1989
1/2
Annual Golf Report
1991
1/3
Annual Golf Report
1992
1/4
Annual Golf Report
1993
1/5
Annual Golf Report
1993
1/6
Annual Golf Report - Premier Golf Centers
2005
1/7
Attendance and Receipts, 1915-1977
1970-1977
1/8
Audit - Cash Receipting and Handling
1990-2005
1/9
Audits
1993-1998
1/10
Capital and Major Maintenance
1991-2001
1/11
Capital and Major Maintenance
1991-2001
1/12
Capital Improvement Plan
1997-2004
1/13
Complaints
1977
1/14
Concessions Proposal
1976
2/1
Concession Coordinator's Correspondence
1988-1992
2/2
Concessions
1974-1977
2/3
Concessions - Oversight
1981-1993
2/4
Consultant Selection
2004
2/5
Council Briefing
2003
2/6
Course Diagrams
undated
2/7
Course Ratings
1970-1991
2/8
Critical Areas Committee
1991
2/9
Golf Development Plan and Financials
2006
2/10
Donations
2005
2/11
Drainage Plan (Incl. Thornton Creek Basin)
1989
2/12
Environmental Surveys (Turfgrass)
2004
2/13
Expenditures
2005
2/14
Expense Report, 1994
1995
2/15
FAQs
1996
2/16
Fee Refund Policy
1993-1995
2/16
Fee Refund Policy
1993-1995
2/17
Fees
1973-1996
3/1
Fees
1997-2008
3/2
Financial Records
2003-2007
3/3
Financial Statements
1990-1996
3/4
Fisheries Concerns
1988
3/5
Golf Carts
1966-1987
3/6
Golf Correspondence - Dick Haskell
1974-1977
3/7
Golf Correspondence
1975-1984
3/8
Golf Correspondence
1979-1988
3/9
Golf Correspondence
1991-1993
3/10
Golf Correspondence
1994
3/11
Golf Correspondence
1994
4/1
Golf Correspondence
1995
4/2
Golf Correspondence
1996
4/3
Golf Correspondence
1997
4/4
Golf Correspondence
2005
4/5
Golf Correspondence
2006-2007
4/6
Golf Course Claims
1995
4/7
Golf Course Manual
undated
4/8
Golf Director / Coordinator
1991-2002
4/9
Golf Issues Handbook
2001
4/10
Golf Management School
1987-1992
4/11
Golf Manager Position
1975-1996
4/12
Golf Shoe Spikes
2001
4/13
Golfer Surveys
2000
4/14
Golfer Surveys
2001
4/14
Greenlake Pitch and Putt
1983-1993
5/1
Handicapping Systems - Callaway and Peoria
undated
5/2
High School Golf
1975-1977
5/3
Hours of Operation
1988-1989
5/4
Integrated Pest Management Program Evaluation
2000
5/5
Integrated Pest Management Program Evaluation
2000
5/6
Integrated Pest Management Program Evaluation
2000
5/7
Interbay Soccer Agreement With Seattle Pacific University
1997-1999
5/8
Irrigation Systems
1986-1988
5/9
Irrigation Systems
1986-1996
5/10
Irrigation Systems
1988-1994
5/11
Junior Golf Program
1974-2003
6/1
Lawn Care Practices
1995
6/2
Maintenance
1994-1995
6/3
Maintenance
2001-2003
6/4
Maintenance Standards
1995-2002
6/5
Major Maintenance and Priorities
1993-1996
6/6
Management of Golf Facilities
1991-1994
6/7
Management
1999
6/8
Management
2003
6/9
Management
2004
6/10
Management - Interim Business Plan
2003
6/11
Management Options
1993-1995
6/12
Management - Reorganization
2002-2003
7/1
Master Planning Project - Preliminary Reports
1989
7/2
Master Plans
1988-1992
7/3
Master Plans - Facilities Renovation - Citywide Golf Planning Committee
1988-1989
7/4
Master Plans - Facilities Renovation - Citywide Golf Planning Committee
1988
7/5
Mayor's Cup
2004
7/6
Meetings and Proposed Advisory Councils
1988-1989
7/7
Meetings With Public and Proposed Advisory councils
1990-1992
7/8
Municipal Golf of Seattle
1998
7/9
Municipal Golf of Seattle
1999
7/10
Municipal Golf of Seattle
1999
8/1
Municipal Golf of Seattle
1999
8/2
Municipal Golf of Seattle
2000
8/3
Municipal Golf of Seattle
2000
8/4
Municipal Golf of Seattle
2001
8/5
Municipal Golf of Seattle
2001
8/6
Municipal Golf of Seattle
2002
8/7
Municipal Golf of Seattle - Golf Course Cooperation Agreement
1993-2001
8/8
Municipal Golf of Seattle - Memorandum of Understanding re Termination Plan
2003
8/9
Municipal Golf of Seattle - Organization
1994
8/10
Municipal Golf of Seattle - Organization
1993-1994
9/1
Municipal Golf Operations RFQ and RFP
2003-2004
9/2
Municipal Golf Operations RFQ and RFP
2003-2004
9/3
Municipal Golf Operations RFQ and RFP
2003-2004
9/4
Municipal Golf Operations RFQ and RFP
2004
9/5
Municipal Golf Operations RFQ and RFP
2004
9/6
Municipal Golf Operations RFP Addendum
2004
9/7
Organizational Charts
2002-2003
10/1
Parks and Recreation COMPLAN
1988-1993
10/2
Parks Board Presentation: Status of Municipal Golf Management In Seattle
1999
10/3
Performance Review
1998
10/4
Pesticide Records
1995-2003
10/5
Pesticide Reduction
2000-2008
10/6
Planning and Statistics
1988-1989
10/7
Policies and Rules (Incl. Photograph)
1973-1993
10/8
Premier Golf Centers Offer
2003
10/9
Premier Golf Centers Interim Management Agreements
2003-2004
10/10
Programs Planning and Evaluation
1974
10/11
Projects
1987-1989
10/12
Questionnaires
1968-1974
10/13
Reorganization - Employees
1994-1996
10/14
Reorganization Transition
1992
10/15
Reports
1974-1976
11/1
Reports
1990-1995
11/2
Report - Survey of Golf Courses
2003
11/3
Report - Turf Advisory Service
1996
11/4
Reports - U.S. Golf Association Green Section Visits
1972-1976
11/5
Reservation Systems
1990-1991
11/6
Score Cards
1976-1996
11/7
Score Cards
undated
11/8
Soden, Andrew
2004-2006
11/9
Subaccount Projects
1990-1995
11/10
Tee Signs
1994
11/11
Tees Yardage
1992-1995
11/12
Tournaments
1987-1991
11/13
Tournaments and Leagues
1988-1989
12/1
Tournaments and Leagues
1991-1993
12/2
Tournaments and Leagues
1993-1996
12/3
Tournaments
2007
12/4
Trees
2007
12/5
Transition - Temporary Manager, Herbye White
2002
12/6
Transition - Temporary Manager, Herbye White
2002
12/7
Transition - Temporary Manager, Herbye White
2003
12/8
Transition - Temporary Manager, Herbye White
2003
12/9
Transition - Temporary Manager, Herbye White
2003
13/1
Transition - Temporary Manager, Herbye White
2003
13/2
Transition - Temporary Manager, Herbye White
2003
13/3
Volunteer Programs
1988-1989
13/4
Water Charges
1992-1993
13/5
Work Plans
1992-1994
13/6
Work Plans
1999
13/7
Work Plans
2003-2005

Jackson Park Golf Course files, 1969-2005Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
13/8
14th Green
1998
13/9
Cart Paths
2000
13/10
Complaints
1980-1982
13/11
Compost Tea Project
2000
13/12
Concessionaire
1980-1983
13/13
Construction - Club House Plans (Incl. Photograph)
1978
13/14
Correspondence, Golf Management Planning
1978-1979
14/1
Correspondence
1980-1983
14/2
Correspondence
1989-1992
14/3
Correspondence
1979-1996
14/4
Detention Pond Project
1999-2005
14/5
Driving Range
2000-2002
14/6
Floratine
2000-2002
14/7
Improvements
1980-1985
14/8
Maps and Drawings
undated
14/9
Master Plan
1991
14/10
Photographs
1969
14/11
Rules
1995
14/12
Water Rights (Copy)
1930

Jefferson Park Golf Course files, 1977-2006Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
14/13
6th Tee Construction
1979
14/14
Complaints
1980-1982
14/15
Concession Agreement
1979-1989
14/16
Driving Range Correspondence
1977-1983
14/17
Correspondence
1980-1983
15/1
Correspondence
1980-1983
15/2
Correspondence
1989-1994
15/3
Correspondence
1984-1996
15/4
Correspondence
1998
15/5
Drawings
undated
15/6
Driving Range Project
2001-2005
15/7
Driving Range Project
1998-2002
15/8
Financial
1978-1983
15/9
Greentees
1993
15/10
Improvements
1985
15/11
Inspection Report - Driving Range
1980
15/12
Inspection Reports
1979-1992
15/13
Irrigation Project
1998-2006
15/14
Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club
1997
16/1
Maintenance Facility
2000-2001
16/2
Pathways - Jefferson Park Golf Course and West Seattle
1999-2002
16/3
Projects
2005
16/4
Sand Bunker Project
2006
16/5
Schedule
2004
16/6
Tee Remodeling
2000
16/7
Report - Turf Advisory Service
1997

West Seattle Golf Course files, 1971-2007Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
16/8
West Seattle Golf Course
1976
16/9
West Seattle Golf Course
1988-1991
16/10
Calendars
2006-2007
16/11
Concession Agreement
1980
16/12
Concessionaire RFP
1979
16/13
Correspondence
1990-1996
16/14
History
undated
16/15
Inspection Report
1980
16/16
Longfellow Creek Mitigation
1999-2003
16/17
Longfellow Creek Restoration
2003
16/18
Maps and Drawings
undated
16/19
Photos - 8th Hole
1971
16/20
Scorecard
undated

Interbay Golf Center files, 1976-2003Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
17/1
Interbay Golf Concessions
1977
17/2
Interbay Golf Correspondence
1976-1981
17/3
Interbay Golf Correspondence
1976-1981
17/4
Interbay Development
1977-1981
17/5
Interbay Development
1983-1988
17/6
Interbay Golf Center Project
1992-1994
17/7
Interbay Golf Center Project
1995
17/8
Interbay Golf Center Project
1995
17/9
Interbay Golf Center Project
1996
18/1
Interbay Golf Center Project
1996
18/2
Interbay Golf Center Project
1996
18/3
Interbay Golf Center Project
1997
18/4
Interbay Golf Center Project
1997-1998
18/5
Interbay Golf Center Project Ordinance
1996
18/6
Interbay Golf Center Project - Orient Associates International
1994
18/7
Interbay Golf Center Project P-Patch
1996-1997
18/8
Interbay Golf Center Accountant's Report on Agreed-Upon Procedures
2003
18/9
Interbay Golf Center Background
undated
18/10
Interbay Golf Center Budget
2001
18/11
Interbay Golf Center Capital Asset Replacement / Renovation Report
1999
18/12
Interbay Golf Center Christmas Tree Concession (Donna's Trees)
1986-1994
18/13
Interbay Golf Center Course Maps and Drawings
undated
18/14
Interbay Golf Center Family Golf Centers
1996-1997
19/1
Interbay Golf Center Family Golf Centers Bankruptcy
1997-2000
20/1
Interbay Golf Center Premier Golf
2001-2002
20/2
Interbay Golf Center Premier Golf Financials
2000-2002
20/3
Interbay Golf Center Premier Golf Financials
2000-2002
20/4
Interbay Golf Center RFQ and RFP
1993-1994
20/5
Interbay Golf Center RFQ and RFP
1993-1995
20/6
Interbay Golf Club Dues
2006
20/7
Interbay Golf Course RFP
1979-1980
20/8
Interbay Park RFP
1984

Facilities Project Manager's files, 1988-1997Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
21/1
COMPLAN Functional Plan
1989-1990
21/2
Enterprise Funds
undated
21/3
Golf Advisory Council
1991-1992
21/4
Golf General
1989-1997
21/5
Golf Facilities Economic Feasibility Study
1991-1992
21/6
Golf Improvements Subaccount
1988-1992
21/7
Golf Improvements Subaccount
1991
21/8
Golf Operations and Maintenance Committee (GOMC)
1991-1992
21/9
Interbay - First Golf Proposals
1989-1990
21/10
Master Planning Project
1990
21/11
National Golf Foundation Market Analysis
1989

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Driving ranges--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Golf courses--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Golf--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Interbay (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Personal Names :
  • Hundley, Walter R.
  • Mallon, John
  • Corporate Names :
  • Interbay Golf Center (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Jackson Park Golf Course (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Jefferson Park Golf Course (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Parks and Recreation
  • West Seattle Golf Course (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Drawings
  • Photographs
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Bounds, Kenneth (creator)