Two Vacancies on Finn Hill Park & Rec Board on November Ballot

Two Board positions on the Finn Hill Park & Recreation District Commission will be on the ballot for the November 2011 election.  Positions #1 and #4 are currently held by incumbents Frank Radford and Chris Johnson. Johnson is stepping down from the Board so Position #1 is currently uncontested.

To file for candidacy, interested constituents should visit the King County website for more information on the steps needed to pursuing getting on the ballot. In-person, mailed, and online filings must all be completed by June 10, 2011. There is no filing fee associated with this particular election.

A five person Board of Commissioners meets monthly to oversee maintenance and operation of O.O. Denny Park in a taxing district approved in 2002 by voters within the park district boundaries. O.O. Denny Park, adjacent to Lake Washington alongside Holmes Point Drive, is owned by the City of Seattle.  But because of budget shortfalls earlier in this decade, King County Parks Department, which had been charged with maintaining the park, chose to close it, putting the park at risk of reverting to private ownership based on the original directive that deeded the park to Seattle from the Denny family.  Neighbors stepped in to promote the creation of a taxing district.  Voters approved a second six year taxing levy in 2008.

To learn more about the Finn Hill Park and Recreation District, visit

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