Seattle Department of Community Development Playground Project Records, 1976-1983  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Community Development
Title
Seattle Department of Community Development Playground Project Records
Dates
1976-1983 (inclusive)
Quantity
.8 cubic foot, (2 boxes)
Collection Number
1623-03
Summary
Records of a neighborhood-involvement project.
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 Community Development administered the City's comprehensive plan and provided direction and support for the City's physical and economic development through community planning. DCD was established in 1969 and assumed the responsibilities of the City Planning Commission and the Urban Renewal Program. In 1972, the Office of Economic Development was created in the Department to provide information to businesses that were expanding or relocating in Seattle. DCD was the lead agency for implementing various types of grant funded projects, such as Neighborhood Improvement Program, Targeted Neighborhood Assistance Program, and Neighborhood Development Program. DCD was abolished in 1992 and its programs were relocated in the Department of Neighborhoods, Department of Housing and Human Services, Planning Department, and other agencies. DCD records include material from the City Planning Commission, Zoning Commission, Metropolitan Arts Commission, Board of Adjustment, and Urban Renewal Program.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Records of a program to build playgrounds at elementary schools and parks. Community-initiated projects were carried out by volunteers, with block grant funds for training, tools and materials. Records include correspondence, grant files, budgets, drawings and clippings.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Seattle Department of Community Development Playground Project Records , Record Series 1623-03. 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.

Subject files, 1977-1983Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Block Grant Mini Park applications
1977
1/2
City - School District Agreement
1978
1/3
Colman Mini Park Funds
1978-1979
1/4
Mini Playgrounds Block Grant
1977-1979
1/5
Neighborhood Initiated Program
1977-1978
1/6
Neighborhood Initiated Program
1978-1983
1/7
Playground "How To"
1977-1978
1/8
Playground Task Force
1979
1/9
Proposed Mini Playgrounds
1978
1/10
Work Program - Mini Playground
1978-1979
1/11
Work Program - Mini Playground
1977-1978

Project files, 1976-1980Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/12
39th and Benefit Self-Help Play Park
1977-1979
1/13
Brighton Elementary School Playground
1977-1978
1/14
Columbia Elementary School Playground
1977-1979
1/15
Dearborn Park Playground
1978
1/16
Dunlap Elementary School Playground
1977-1978
2/1
El Centro de la Raza - Santos Rodriguez Playpark
1977-1979
2/2
Emerson Elementary School Playground
1977-1978
2/3
Gatzert Elementary School Playground
1978
2/4
Genesee Park Exercise Course
1977-1979
2/5
Graham Hill Elementary School Playground
1976-1978
2/6
Green Lake Elementary School Playground
1978
2/7
Greenwood Elementary School Playground
1978
2/8
John B. Allen Elementary School Playground
1978
2/9
John Muir Elementary School Playground
1978
2/10
Kimball Elementary School Playground
1978-1979
2/11
Loyal Heights Elementary School Playground
1978-1979
2/12
Madrona Briarpatch Park
1977-1979
2/13
Olympic View Elementary School Playground
1978-1980
2/14
Sanislo Elementary School Playground
1977-1978
2/15
University Heights Mini Playground
1978-1980
2/16
Wedgwood Elementary School Playground
1977-1978
2/17
Whittier Elementary School Playground
1978
2/18
Wing Luke Elementary School Playground
1978-1980

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Block grants--Washington--Seattle
  • Neighborhood planning--Washington--Seattle
  • Playgrounds--Washington--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Community Development
  • Southeast Effective Development (Organization)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Design drawings