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Community Invited to Give Feedback on Troll’s Knoll Park Design

Join Seattle Parks and Recreation, the Department of Neighborhoods and Harrison Design at the first public meeting for the Troll’s Knoll Park development on Wednesday, June 11 at 6:30 p.m.  At this meeting the community can review the site analysis and provide feedback for the park design. This community-initiated project will utilize the existing public […]

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Join us for Kinnear Park Celebration April 26

Celebrate the renovation of Lower Kinnear Park at the official  re-opening on April 26, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in Lower Kinnear Park located at West Roy Street & 6th Avenue West.  Come enjoy the entertainment, speakers and a scavenger hunt! The Neighborhood Matching Fund has supported Kinnear Park over the years with more than $100,000 in matching fund awards.  Congratulations […]

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28 new or expanded community gardens made possible through 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy, community support

In late August, Mayor McGinn announced the growth of our P-Patch Community Gardening Program with an increase of 20 new or expanded P-Patch gardens over the past four years, with another eight gardens in the works. This growth is a result of funding from the 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy, which originally provided $2 […]

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Join us for the Maple Leaf Play Area Dedication this Saturday!

In conjunction with Parks and Green Spaces Levy, a Large Matching Fund Award of $100,000 from the Department of Neighborhoods provided funding for the children’s garden, adventure play and whimsical art area. The community raised $75,000 in cash to support the effort and contributed $25,000 in volunteer labor. The event on Saturday includes family entertainment and […]

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Join us at the Roxhill Park Playground and Skatepark Celebration!

Seattle Parks and Recreation is hosting a community celebration for the renovated Roxhill play area and the new skatespot on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. The official ribbon cutting will take place at 12:30 p.m. The afternoon will be filled with skate lessons, giveaways, music and light refreshment. Roxhill Park […]

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Mayor McGinn announces more city investment in our P-Patches and urban agriculture

On December 18, Mayor McGinn announced the creation of additional space for community gardening and urban agriculture in the city. Approximately 185 P-Patch community garden plots will be developed or made available, along with 14,500 square feet of land dedicated to large tract gardening.

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Kirke Park P-Patch opens

Congratulations to P-Patch gardeners who celebrated the grand opening of Kirke Park P-Patch this fall. The opening not only featured a fine spread of food by the  organizers, but P-Patch plots were assigned, and the winter cover crop was sown to celebrate. The P-Patch is located in Ballard at 7028 9th Avenue NW. As a […]

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Marra Farm Fall Festival September 22

 FREE community event with tasty food, live music, and fun games for the whole family ~ Make apple cider on our old-timey cider press  ~ Paint pumpkins, carve zucchini, and meet our famed “tromboncino” squash ~ Take on your friends in a gunny rack race ~ Enjoy grilled veggies, salmon, and other treats – bring […]

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P-patch Food Forest featured on King 5

This innovative concept of an edible forest was supported by a Neighborhood Matching Fund Small and Simple award for $22,000 in December of 2010 to hire a design consultant and create a schematic design for a food forest.  After a series of community meetings, the team presented a final schematic (viewable here). In December 2011 the […]

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Design workshops scheduled for city’s first rooftop P-Patch community garden

Community members are invited to participate in designing a P-Patch community garden on the roof of the Mercer Garage at Seattle Center.  Landscape Architects Kistler/Higbee Cahoot will facilitate three public workshops to design the garden. Each session will build on the last, so attendance to all three meetings is encouraged. WHEN: Meeting #1: Project overview, […]

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