Photo by Brandon Macz: The Volunteer Park Trust has received a $46,500 grant to install new fencing around the park's two lily ponds.
Photo by Brandon Macz: The Volunteer Park Trust has received a $46,500 grant to install new fencing around the park's two lily ponds.

The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods has granted the Volunteer Park Trust $46,500 to install 30-inch high permanent steel fencing around the park’s two lily ponds.

Part of its fall fundraising campaign, VPT plans to replace the low-quality, 14-inch tall wire fencing around Volunteer Park’s lily ponds to make them safer, especially for small children. 

The Associated Recreation Council, working out of the Miller Community Center, began fundraising to replace the fencing around the ponds in 2010, but was only able to raise $2,800. ARC is putting its funds toward this project, which has a $23,196 community match.