Category Archives: Parks

Celebrate Earth Day at Carkeek Park Saturday April 26 10 AM to 8 PM

There will be a full day of Earth Day activities at Carkeek Park on Saturday April 26, sponsored by the Carkeek Park Advisory Council.  The wide range of activities means there is something for just about everyone.  Below is the flyer with full information.  

Parks Legacy Update

The folks who are leading the Parks Legacy Advisory Committee sent a message to those who attended the community meeting at Bitter Lake Community Center.  Below is the message.  Note the link to the discussion group notes, which give the flavor of comments from people who attended public meetings. Thank you! The Parks Legacy Citizens’ Advisory…

Parks Legacy Meeting Well Attended

Yesterday evening a full house crowd attended the Parks Legacy Meeting at the Bitter Lake Community Center.  Attendees sat at tables and reviewed the proposed prioritization and funding that the Parks Legacy Advisory Committee had come up with.  Then each person got to express their opinion on priorities and funding by attaching a colored dot…

Seattle Parks, citizens’ committee to meet with community

Seattle Parks and Recreation will host three community meetings in January to get feedback on the work done by the Parks legacy Citizens’ Advisory Committee in preparation for a potential 2014 park and recreation funding ballot measure. The meetings will be held: Thursday, January 23, International District/Chinatown Community Center, 719 8th Ave. S, at 6…

Attempted Dog Poisoning at Carkeek Park

In the local news is an attempt to poison dogs at Carkeek Park.  Here is a link to an article about it in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.  There will probably be more to this story.

Bitter Lake Park Dedication November 23

The new portion of the Bitter Lake Reservoir park at N 143rd St. and Linden Avenue N will be dedicated at a ceremony on Saturday November 23 at 1 PM.  The new addition includes a fitness zone.  More information is available at the project site. Below is the announcement poster.  Click on it for a…

The Salmon Are Back in Piper’s Creek

Right on their November schedule salmon are returning to Piper’s Creek in Carkeek Park. A celebration is held each year on the Friday after Thanksgiving.  It’s great fun for family and kids.

Seattle Parks Legacy Plan Citizens Committee holds public hearing

If you want to influence the upcoming levy (next year) to support Seattle parks here is an opportunity.  The Seattle Parks and Recreation Parks Legacy Plan Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting will be on Thursday, November 7 from 6 – 9 PM at the Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave. E, Seattle, WA 98112.  Below is…

Forest Restoration Class for Those Interested in Forest Work at Carkeek Park

5th Carkeek Forest Restoration Class Starting on August 24th 2013 The Carkeek Forest Restoration Class is a program of 12 Saturday mornings between August 2013 and March 2014, focusing on what you need to know to become involved in volunteer forest work in Carkeek Park (or any other park in the City).  Previous classes were…

New Play Area at Bitter Lake Reservoir Now Complete

Seattle Parks and Recreation has just annouonced that the new play area on the north side of the Bitter Lake Reservoir has been completed.  This improvement is between the already existing plaza at the corner of Linden and N 143rd St. and the the new P-Patch.  Below is the press release from Parks and Recreation….