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The Fremont Troll May Be Getting A Facelift

By Sean Keeley · December 13th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The Fremont Troll isn’t literally getting a facelift but the area around him might be. Fremont KOMO has the details

On Dec. 6, Seattle Parks and Recreation announced its choices for the Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Fund grants, which provide funding for community-initiated parks. Improvement of Troll’s Knoll, the patches of land on either side of the Troll that lead up to Aurora, was selected as one of the 15 projects that will receive city funding if approved by the Seattle City Council in March.

The $685,000 grant would be used to create a new park space featuring a community P-Patch, pathways, wildflowers, seating and more.

The idea, according to Kimberly Scrivner with Friends of Troll’s Knoll, is to encourage tourists and patrons to stick around longer rather than snapping a few photos with the Troll and taking off. It’s also a chance to make the area safer for pedestrians.

Check out this substantial drawing of the plans. If approved, the city will take over the planning and a timetable will be announced.




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