Category Archives: Parks

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…

ADD YOUR VOICE- Simple Survey Monkey

  ADD YOUR VOICE The City of Seattle wants your feedback. The projects listed below are currently open for public comment. Let us know your thoughts. Seattle Parks 2017 Development Plan and Gap Analysis (Learn More) North Seattle Neighborhood Greenway (Learn More) Housing Affordability & Livability Agenda (Learn More) Seattle Parks Projects (Learn More) For…

Homeless Encampments in Parks Okay?

The Seattle City Council is considering an ordinance about homeless encampments.  There are several components to the legislation.  One that has concerned residents of various neighborhoods is the provision to allow homeless encampments on public property, including parks.  Here are a couple links to articles on the subject. Council Member Tim Burgess wrote a blog…

Outdoor Preschool to Open at Carkeek Park in September

In an innovative partnership, Seattle Parks and Recreation is providing space for Tiny Trees Preschool to operate, on a pilot basis, 11 affordable, nature-rich outdoor preschool classes, helping 180 children a day at four Seattle Parks. At Tiny Trees, 52% of the incoming class receives financial assistance. At Carkeek Park, families who make less than…

CARKEEK PARK’S 36TH ANNUAL EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

CARKEEK PARK’s 36th Annual EARTH DAY Celebration Saturday, April 23, 2016 Join us the Saturday after Earth Day for opportunities to help keep Carkeek Park thriving, meet volunteers and learn about ways to sign-up for future involvement. Come celebrate and learn more about your park community. Schedule of Activities 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Piper’s…

Observe Salmon Fry Release at Carkeek Park

The volunteers who manage the salmon imprint pond adjacent to Venema Creek in Carkeek Park will release the first batch of imprinted salmon Tuesday March 1. The release will be around 5:30 PM at the imprint pond, which is at the end of the Salmon to Sound Trail. You can observe the release by visiting…

Become a Seattle Volunteer Naturalist!

  Seattle Volunteer Naturalists enhance, promote and foster an appreciation of nature by connecting families and students with their Seattle parklands, and providing educational opportunities for all. As a Seattle Volunteer Naturalist, you will: Receive training on Pacific Northwest flora and fauna, habitats and environmental education techniques for diverse audiences. Lead hands-on learning experiences in a…

Meet the new superintendent of Seattle Parks and Recreation

Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent Jesús Aguirre will host a series of community meetings throughout the summer and fall to share his vision for the future of the department and to learn more about the unique needs of each of the city’s diverse neighborhoods. Superintendent Aguirre will give a brief presentation on the department’s goals…

Heaven and Earth Art Exhibition at Carkeek Park

Again this year there is an outdoor art exhibition at Carkeek Park.  Since 2009 the Heaven and Earth exhibition has presented art for the public’s enjoyment.  This year’s exhibition has artworks on the theme “Propagation.” Here is a link to the online information about the exhibition.  It includes an interactive map showing the art works, and…

Steward Position at Carkeek Park Demonstration Gardens

  If you are you interested in: working in a beautiful environment with a wide variety of plants native to the Pacific Northwest, as well as the continental US, maintaining gardens created for pollinators, and native and migrating birds, propagating, dividing, transplanting plants, collecting and sowing seeds, building and maintaining soil health using a modified…