P-Patches on the Promenade?

Do you think this should be a future home to p-patches? Answer our poll!

During a recent walk-through of the Bellevue Place Park (on the northern end of the future Promenade), several of our committee members discussed the need for more active uses in this park, more reasons for people to visit it.

One idea that came up was p-patches.

Due to its proximity to I-5, some of us thought that, even if edible plants were not ideal, perhaps flowering plants would be.  At this early point, though, everything is on the table.

If a series of p-patches were built along “steps” ascending the hillside, how many of you would want one?  How many of you might think this is a good idea, even if you yourself lack a green thumb?  Would it make you visit the park more often?

Happy Fourth of July on Melrose Promenade

Thousands of Seattleites packed the future Melrose Promenade to watch the fireworks tonight!

Thanks to all our new friends who took a few minutes from the revelry to chat with us about the Promenade.  It was thrilling that so many of you agree that Melrose Avenue, Bellevue Place Park, and the Melrose Bicycle Trail could be improved with our basic remedy of a wider sidewalk, benches, trees and other landscaping, lights, and public art.  We look forward to hearing more of your ideas for how to make the Melrose Promenade an even better spot to watch the fireworks in the years to come.