A news blog for Seattle's Phinney Ridge and Greenwood neighborhoods

 

Man beaten by group of attackers near Greenwood Park P-Patch Wednesday afternoon

September 26th, 2014 by Doree

A man was beaten by a large group of attackers around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon near the Greenwood Park P-Patch on North 88th Street.

According to the online police report (which has names blacked out), the victim was walking through the park when various witnesses reported seeing a group of about 10 black males and females (possibly juveniles) taunting and then assaulting him. The victim hit his head on a curb. The victim was treated by Seattle Fire medics, then transported to Northwest Hospital for a laceration on top of his head and a bump on the left side of his head.

Two witnesses told police “that they can both positively identify the suspects because they are always in the park causing problems.”

A friend of the victim is trying to put us in touch with the victim’s sister to find out more information and his condition. We will update this post as we get more information.

Update Friday 12:30 p.m.: The victim’s friend tells us he is still in the hospital.

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Someone’s special stuffie found at Greenwood Park

August 27th, 2014 by Doree

Heidi says her dog carried this stuffed husky puppy home from Greenwood Park. The red ribbon says “Alaska.” She assumes it’s special to a little person and hopes someone claims it.

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If it’s yours, call Heidi at 206-992-3019.

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Party in Greenwood Park this Saturday

August 12th, 2014 by Doree

The 6th annual Party in Greenwood Park is this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. between Fremont and Evanston avenues on the north side of 87th Street.

The party kicks off at 11 a.m. with a show from the Bubbleman. Kids 12 and under can play on the Pop-up Adventure Playground. Suggested donation is $2-$5 per child to help pay for materials.”No Bones About It” vegan food truck will be selling food.

The volunteer group Vision Greenwood Park is looking for volunteers to help out at the party. They need help setting up the adventure playground, for clean-up after, as well as answering general questions about the park. If you can help out, even for just one hour, please email visiongreenwood@gmail.com.

 

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6th Annual Party in Greenwood Park is Aug. 16

June 12th, 2014 by Doree

Here’s an early heads up that Friends of Greenwood Park will celebrate the 6th annual Party in Greenwood Park, 87th and Fremont Avenue, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16.

The Bubbleman will perform from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The vegan food truck “No Bones About It” will be on site for lunch purchases.
New this year is a “pop-up adventure playground where children ages 1-12 are encouraged to work together to create whatever their imaginations desire from recycled materials while adults mingle.” It’s free, but a $2-$5 donation is suggested per child.

Friends of Greenwood Park is looking for volunteers to help set up and take down the adventure playground. They’re also looking for recycled materials, such as large cardboard boxes and tubes, decorative arts and crafts materials, sheets, fabric, scarves, and dress-up items. Email organizers if you can help.

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Earth Day cleanup party in Greenwood Park this Saturday

April 22nd, 2014 by Doree

Join neighbors of Greenwood Park, 602 N. 87th St., at a volunteer park cleanup party from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 26.

We’ll be picking up trash and pulling weeds, so bring gloves and hand tools if you have them. (Some tools will be available to use.) If you play or walk in Greenwood Park, or are looking for a service opportunity for Earth Day, we’d love to meet you. Projects available for all ages, abilities, and skill levels!

Questions? Email visiongreenwood@gmail.com.

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Vision Greenwood Park needs volunteers to help create park expansion

September 26th, 2013 by Doree

The all-volunteer group Vision Greenwood Park has helped dramatically reshape Greenwood Park at 602 N. 87th St. over the last several years, including adding a community garden and a multi-use sport court. Now, the City of Seattle has purchased an adjacent site that will be incorporated into the park (in green in the image below).

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Aerial image courtesy of Vision Greenwood Park.

VGP is applying for a Small and Simple Project grant from the city for the planning stage, and needs a certain amount of volunteer labor, donated materials or professional services, or cash as a match. If you can help them out in any way, please take the volunteer commitment survey.

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Earth Day work party in Greenwood Park on Sunday

April 17th, 2013 by Doree

Everyone is invited to help pull weeds and clean up Greenwood Park during Earth Day on Sunday. The work party is from 12-4 p.m. Bring gardening gloves, weeding tools, and a snack to share. There will also be a garden seed exchange.

The spring greens are coming up in the community garden. Kids and adults are playing on the sport court. The playground is filled with children’s laughter. The Park is in bloom with spring flowers but bindweed, dandelions and other weeds are trying to choke them out. Please come get your hands dirty helping to tend the planting beds. Then share potluck snacks and exchange seeds for planting spring gardens.

Your commitment and energy make this park and this neighborhood great.

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Multiple shots fired into the air at Greenwood Park last night

March 12th, 2013 by Doree

Seattle Police officers responded to Greenwood Park at North 87th Street and Fremont Avenue North just after 9:30 last night, after a witness reported someone firing a handgun into the air.

Det. Mark Jamieson tells me the witness told officers he saw five black teenagers hanging around in the park, then saw one of them fire the gun. That teen then got into an older gray Honda and took off. The other four teens walked southbound on Fremont Avenue.

Officers recovered several shell casings at the scene, but were unable to locate the teens or the car.

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Greenwood Park community garden sign installed

January 4th, 2013 by Doree

A beautiful metal sign is now installed at the entrance to Greenwood Park‘s Community Garden. “Greenwood Station” refers to the former Interurban-Railway line that ran through the neighborhood at the beginning of the last century.

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The fence was created by local metal artist Kim Hall, with design input from volunteers from Vision Greenwood Park and neighbors.

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Greenwood Park celebrates new sport court at Sunday afternoon party

July 18th, 2012 by Doree

Volunteer group Vision Greenwood Park is celebrating the completion of the new sport court at Greenwood Park, 602 N. 87th St., by throwing a party from 3-6 p.m. Sunday. There’ll be live music, Santi’s Kitchen food truck, and Bluebird Microcreamery ice cream.

Mayor Michael McGinn and King County Councilman Larry Phillips will cut the ceremonial ribbon. Games will be ongoing – basketball, soccer, and a yoga class led by Whole Life Yoga instructors.

The new play space at Greenwood Park is nearly complete. The asphalt court has been poured and the goals were installed this week. The innovative ‘freegame goals’ incorporate a basketball hoop above a soccer goal, so the court can be used both sports as well as street hockey. Side walls on the goals prevent missed shots from sailing out of the courtyard. The intent of the design is to create a flexible play space that can be used for different games to make it appealing to many different kids.

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Summer Food Service Program provides free lunches, snacks at 3 PhinneyWood locations

July 1st, 2012 by Doree

The city’s Summer Food Service Program, which provides free breakfast, lunch and snacks to low-income children, got underway this week. The program provides free nutritious meals to children 18 and under at about 100 sites around the city. PhinneyWood-area locations include Greenwood Park, Sandel Park, and Bitter Lake Community Center.

Greenwood Park – 602 N. 87t St: Monday-Friday, through Aug. 24 – Lunch from 12-1 p.m. and snacks from 3-4 p.m.

Sandel Park Playground – 9053 1st Ave. NW: Monday-Friday, through Aug. 17 – Lunch from 12-1 p.m.

Bitter Lake Community Center – 13035 Linden Ave N. – Lunch from 12-1 p.m. and snacks from 3-4 p.m.

(Note: There is no meal service on July 4th.)

Check out the website for a full list of sites and hours for the Summer Food Service Program, or call 206-386-1140.

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Greenwood Park expansion update

May 21st, 2012 by Doree

The volunteer group Vision Greenwood Park has been working hard all winter to finalize the design for the new multi-sport courtyard, which will be installed in the empty lot next to the park along Fremont Avenue and North 87th Street. Construction will begin in June.

Contractors will pave a courtyard and install two “free game goals,” which are basketball hoops with soccer/hockey goals beneath them.

An example of “free game goals” that will be installed in Greenwood Park.

The 4th annual Party in the Park is set for 3-6 p.m. on Sunday, July 22. Neighbors are invited to celebrate the grand opening of the sport courtyard, eat, listen to live music, and bid on donated items to help pay for artwork in the park. If you can help out, please email VGP or see their website for more info.

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