Money became available for various capital improvement projects at Discovery Park as a result of the 1991 West Point Settlement Agreement between King County and several community organizations.
In May 2002, the King County executive convened a West Point Citizens Advisory Committee (WPCAC) and appointed King County Council Member Larry Phillips as Committee Chair. The Executive also appointed nominees from 6 community organizations to serve on the WPCAC.
The WPCAC prepared a report, with recommendations for improvements to Discovery Park under the terms of the West Point Settlement Agreement. They selected projects that satisfy the primary function and central purpose for Discovery Park as stated in The Master Plan. (This Recommended Project List is included as an attachment to the MOA below.)
Under the Settlement Agreement, King County transmitted $5.3 million to the City of Seattle. This money plus all interest is held in a sub-fund specifically for Discovery Park.The expenditure of that $5.3 million plus interest, is now reviewed quarterly by a Citizens Oversight Committee made up of 1 representative from each of 7 specific organizations (see MOA below) including Friends of Discovery Park.
Information on the specific projects funded by the West Point Settlement monies, can be found on the following web pages: