Hing Hay Park Gets Neighborhood Award
Seattle Neighborhood Greenways (SNG) has awarded its inaugural Community Enhancer Award to the newly redesigned Hing Hay park.
The Award celebrates efforts to create streets and public spaces in Seattle that build neighborhood connections and local commerce, especially those that reflect local communities.
Hing Hay park has been a social and cultural gathering place in the Chinatown International District since the 1970s. But the park had suffered the ravages of time. The surrounding Asian community advocated for expanding and renovating the site and the park’s new design now reflects the community that uses it. Hing Hay has become a bright, eye-catching centerpiece of the neighborhood.
A grassroots community-based organization with representatives from Seattle’s neighborhoods, SNG’s mission is to educate, organize and collaborate with residents, businesses, government entities and other organizations to create safe communities through equitable engagement, with a focus on underserved populations. The award was announced during SNG’s annual “Feast in the Street,” a huge block party on Beacon Hill.