Viewlands Trail Repair wins Grant

Good news for the users of Carkeek Park — a grant to rebuild and reroute part of the trail from Viewlands School has been approved.  Mudslides at the bottom of the trail have damaged the access and threaten to close the trail the next time a mudslide occurs.

Members of the community voted on three options for using the grant, and the Viewlands Trail option won.  Thanks to all you who helped make this possible.

Here is a link to the announcement by the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation.

A time frame for doing the work has not yet been established.

Pedestrian Safety Improvements: Greenwood Ave N from N 137th St to N 145th St

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is planning to construct pedestrian safety improvements on Greenwood Ave N, beginning this year. These improvements will help achieve Seattle’s Vision Zero goal to end all traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2030. Project overview:  The first phase of the project will construct a new sidewalk, planting strip, curb…

SPU Broadview Program Update

For the Broadview Program, SPU continues to work on multiple program and project needs: SPU is completing the NW 120th Outfall project improvements, and the 11th Avenue NW Drainage improvements, both due to be substantially complete this spring. SPU staff are still in the process of completing the design amendment for our technical consultant contract…

Spring is here and summer is around the corner. It’s hard to believe with our weather.

2017 Summer Employment Guide is here! Great time for kids to earn some extra money- jobs go quickly. Seattle Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the Associated Recreation Council (ARC) and 37 citywide advisory councils, is now accepting applications for various summer programs. Temporary positions are available at 24 community centers, eight indoor swimming pools,…

King County Master Gardener Plant Sale and Garden Market

UW Center for Urban Horticulture 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle Friday, May 5, 4-8 PM open to public For the Friday Preview Party, tickets available online Saturday, May 6, 9-5 PM, NO SUNDAY This is the King County Master Gardeners 2-Day Sale. The weekend starts with the Preview Party a fundraiser for the MG Foundation of…

Broadview-Bitter Lake CC is having a panel discussion on Seattle Taxes.

Mark your calendars! Are your taxes done? It’s that time of year again, and taxes have been a hot topic in the news. To bring some clarity and discussion to the fore, the Broadview-Bitter Lake Community Council is planning a panel discussion about taxes in Seattle for our next member meeting. All are welcome. Please…

Jayapal Announces Four District Town Halls in April

March 21, 2017 Press Release WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal will hold four town halls in April throughout Washington’s 7th District. The first will be a senior-focused event for residents of Horizon House in Seattle. The following three will take place on Vashon Island, Shoreline, and Burien, respectively. These four meetings are a continuation…

Support a project to repair the Viewlands Trail at Carkeek Park.

You can vote to support money to repair the Viewlands Trail at Carkeek Park. No need to go to a meeting! Please see link: Parkways.seattle.gov to vote. The mudslides near the bottom have eroded the ground beneath the trail, and it is at risk of falling down and this trail access to the park closed. If you…

Registration for EarthKeepers Summer Day Camp at Carkeek Park is open

EarthKeepers is a special summer day camp for exploring, learning and playing outdoors in Carkeek Park’s 216 acres of lush forest, meadows, wetlands, creeks, and beach. Registration for sessions this summer are open. You can get more information and a link to registration here. http://www.carkeekpark.org/earthkeepers/

SPU working in Broadview on Monday

A Seattle Public Utilities’ contractor will be on site as early as Monday, March 13, to help stabilize the slope near the new outfall into Mohlendorph Creek. February’s heavy rain and snowfall caused an area of the creek bank to erode, leaving the outfall vulnerable. To stabilize the slope, the contractor will use a crane…