The Skyway community celebrated the installation of a pair of deep-blue, public kiosks in July.
One is located on Renton Avenue S near Nevzat’s Espresso, and the other is just down the street from Campbell Hill Elementary School. These kiosks serve multiple functions. Residents can pin fliers and announcements to a roof-covered bulletin board. The kiosks also serve as neighborhood entry signs, complete with side panels designed to resemble maps of the neighborhood.
The kiosks also recognize the organizations that helped deliver them to the community:
- King County Local Services
- West Hill Community Association
- Renton Technical College
- King County Metro
These organizations partnered for months to create the kiosks – the type of community markers that the residents have wanted for years.
After the pros at Renton Technical College put the finishing touches on the markers, we were ready to unveil them to the community in grand fashion. On July 23, the community celebrated the new kiosks with a block party at the Renton Avenue S marker, and community partners such as the King County Sheriff’s Office, Skyway Fire, Skyway Coalition and the Urban Food Systems Pact joined the fun.
“This project was a great example of the community collaborating with local government,” Director John Taylor said. “King County Local Services is excited and proud to bring together several community partners and branches of King County government to see this long-awaited project get delivered.”
Some additional finishing touches are scheduled for the Campbell Hill Community Garden site later this summer.