This project RECLAIMS a neglected parcel adjacent to an Olmstead-legacy boulevard with historic plans for community access. Our community wants to RECLAIM Cheasty Greenspace as a place to provide health and vitality to the residents of South Seattle. For too long this forest has been closed to the surrounding community by fences and walls of ivy and blackberry bushes. Seattle has been dedicated to improving urban forests and citizen access to nature. Citizens in Rainier Valley deserve a share in this rich legacy and the ability to contribute to the restoration of our natural spaces.
By reclaiming this landscape now, we are creating a context for today’s urban youth to grow into stewards and conservationists for the future. We are demonstrating how greenspaces can participate in community development by providing the context for gathering, recreation, neighborhood interconnectedness, and enjoyment of nature.