Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation Golf Advisory Council Records, 1973-1995  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Parks and Recreation
Title
Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation Golf Advisory Council Records
Dates
1973-1995 (inclusive)
1991-1995 (bulk)
Quantity
1 cubic foot, (3 boxes)
Collection Number
5807-12
Summary
Records of citizen organizations that advised the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation regarding municipal golf courses and programs.
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

Minutes, agendas, constitutions, correspondence and related records of the organizations which advised the Department of Parks and Recreation on issues related to the operation, management and development of municipal golf facilities and programs. These organizations included advisory councils for Jackson Park Golf Course, Jefferson Park Golf Course, and West Seattle Golf Course, as well as the Municipal Golf Advisory Committee.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation Golf Advisory Council Records, Record Series 5807-12. 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.

Municipal Golf Advisory Committee, 1973-1995Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Municipal Golf Advisory Committee Constitution and Organization
1991-1994
1/2
Municipal Golf Advisory Committee Correspondence
1991-1992
1/3
Municipal Golf Advisory Committee Correspondence
1993
1/4
Municipal Golf Advisory Committee Correspondence
1993
1/5
Municipal Golf Advisory Committee Correspondence
1993
1/6
Municipal Golf Advisory Committee Correspondence
1994
1/7
Municipal Golf Advisory Committee Correspondence
1995
1/8
Management of Municipal Golf
1993-1994
1/9
Management of Seattle Golf Facilities White Paper
1993-1994
1/10
Municipal Golf Advisory Committee Minutes
1976-1977
1/11
Municipal Golf Advisory Committee Minutes
1994-1995
2/1
Municipal Golf Advisory Committee Minutes
1991-1994
2/2
Municipal Golf Advisory Committee Newsletter
1993
2/3
Roster of Clubs, Councils, Members
1973-1995

Jackson Park Golf Course Advisory Council, 1991-1995Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/4
Jackson Park Advisory Council
1991
2/5
Jackson Park Advisory Council
1992
2/6
Jackson Park Advisory Council
1993
2/7
Jackson Park Advisory Council
1994-1995

Jefferson Park Golf Course Advisory Council, 1991-1995Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/8
Jefferson Park Advisory Council
1991
2/9
Jefferson Park Advisory Council
1992
2/10
Jefferson Park Advisory Council
1993
2/11
Jefferson Park Advisory Council
1994-1995
2/12
Jefferson Park Advisory Council Constitutions
1993

West Seattle Golf Course Advisory Council, 1991-1995Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/1
West Seattle Golf Course Advisory Council
1991
3/2
West Seattle Golf Course Advisory Council
1992
3/3
West Seattle Golf Course Advisory Council
1993
3/4
West Seattle Golf Course Advisory Council
1994-1995
3/5
West Seattle Golf Course Advisory Council Constitution
1992

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Golf courses--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Golf--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Jackson Park Golf Course (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Jefferson Park Golf Course (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Parks and Recreation
  • Seattle (Wash.). Municipal Golf Advisory Committee
  • West Seattle Golf Course (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)