The Fort Lawton Land and Buildings should be annexed to Discovery Park!

0 have signed. Let’s get to 500!


We need parks and green space NOW more than ever!

  • With the increased population, density, crowded built environment in Seattle, it is imperative to balance that with adequate park space for those living here. 
  • The denser Seattle becomes, the MORE valuable park space becomes. 
  • There are more and more people living in small spaces without yards… they need access to public parks and green space for themselves and their children. 
  • Many recent studies have shown a positive connection between urban green space and good health.

Reject big money and political payoffs - many sites exist within the city of Seattle for homeless, low income, and affordable housing, both in the City's hands and in those it regularly trades land, money, and favors with.

Save the final portion of Fort Lawton land for the use of the entire public - annex the 29 acres of land to Discovery Park.

To our Supporters:  Join the Discovery Park + 29 Campaign today also  

Beginning with time immemorial, the Duwamish Tribe utilized the West Point, the now Discovery Park uplands, and surrounding waters to hunt, gather, and process their food. 

Their successors became the early settlers who used the same land the Duwamish had eventually abandoned to establish their homesteads upon it.  Later, those settlers released the land to the U.S. Army and Navy in order to establish an important military outpost for Seattle’s economic growth and for its protection. 

Over time the military uses of the land increased to include the region’s and finally the nation’s protection. 

When the military’s need for the land ended the majority of it was returned to Native American and citizen occupation and uses.  Notably and historically both groups rejected high impact uses for the land after that was returned to them. 

Both have demonstrated through their now decades of stewardship and use of the land their commitment first and foremost to nature, peace, and a universal understanding of the natural and cosmic world in which we live. 

The fate of the final piece of property of the great Discovery Park peninsula should not be about the City of Seattle casting lots to see who can be its economic or political winners.  This matter is about us as citizens embracing our past and facing our collective future - deciding what we value more.  We want to establish and leave a legacy that satisfies the natural and psychological needs of humans, that honors the natural world.     

Reject big money and political payoffs - many other sites exist for homeless, low income, and affordable housing, both in the City's hands and in the hands of those it regularly trades land, money, and favors with.  

Save the final portion of Fort Lawton land for the use of the entire public - annex the 29 acres of land to Discovery Park.  

 

 



Today: Discovery Park + 29 Campaign is counting on you

Discovery Park + 29 Campaign needs your help with “Mayor Ed Murray: Add the Fort Lawton Land and Buildings to Discovery Park!”. Join Discovery Park + 29 Campaign and 364 supporters today.