Celebrate Neighbor Appreciation Day this Valentine’s Day, February 14

Neighbor Appreciation Day Pancake Breakfast

Neighbors Celebrate 2014 Neighbor Appreciation Day with a pancake breakfast

Activities begin February 7 across Seattle

Celebrate Seattle’s annual Neighbor Appreciation Day, a special day set aside to reach out to neighbors, create new friends, and express thanks to those who help make your neighborhood a great place to live. The date is February 14, with neighborhoods, community groups, and businesses across Seattle planning activities beginning February 7.

Here are ways you can participate in Neighbor Appreciation Day:

  • Plan an activity for your neighborhood such as a block party, potluck, or work party. Our website provides ideas, tools, resources, and templates to help you organize an activity. Once scheduled, you can post your event to the events calendar.
    • Attend one of the many community activities listed on the events calendar. Many Seattle Fire stations along with pools, parks, and neighborhoods are hosting celebrations and work parties.
    • Send Neighbor Appreciation Day e-cards to your neighbors.
    • Share a story or two about your favorite neighbors. You can post stories about great neighbors or neighborhoods on our website, or post it to our Facebook page. If you have an idea for a neighborhood activity, don’t forget that our Small Sparks Fund can help to support Neighborhood Appreciation Day projects that connect and engage your neighbors. If interested, the deadline for applications is January 12.Join Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and thousands of community members in celebration of what makes Seattle great – our neighbors! Visit www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/neighborday/  for more information or contact Wendy Watson at wendy.watson@seattle.gov.

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

Troll's Knoll ParkJoin 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 land at the Fremont Troll to create a new park.


Join us for Kinnear Park Celebration April 26

Kinnear Park CelebrationCelebrate 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 to FOLKPark and the other neighborhood groups and neighbors who have worked over the years to renovate the park!

Community Donates Funding to Repair Historic Pergola

Pioneer Square PergolaWestern Washington Honda Dealers Association and Gofundme #HowSeattleRiots creators will present donations of $10,000 and $16,000 respectfully to the Seattle Parks Foundation at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11 in Pioneer Square, 100 Yesler Way.

The donations will fund needed repairs for the historic landmark Pergola in the Pioneer Square Historic District, that was damaged after the Super Bowl championship. Honda association representatives, and crowd-sourcing organizers Amanda Gallagher Quinn and Shana Pennington-Baird will present oversized checks to Seattle Parks Foundation and Seattle Parks and Recreation officials. The event will take place in Pioneer Square on the north side of the Pergola. Public attendance is encouraged.

For more:  http://parkways.seattle.gov/2014/02/10/community-donates-funding-for-pergola-repairs/

Seattle Parks Will Hold Community Meetings About Potential Ballot Measure

 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 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 25, High Point Community Center, 6920 34th Ave. SW, 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 30, Bitter Lake Community Center, 13035 Linden Ave. N, at 7 p.m.

For more information please visit this Web site.

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 light refreshments.

The Maple Leaf play area dedication is Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 10 a.m. – noon. The park features a zip line, climbing rocks, and a children’s garden.

The new play area at Maple Leaf Reservoir opens several months in advance of the completed reservoir covering project.