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.
Tags: Greenwood Park
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 email@example.com.
Tags: Earth Day, Greenwood Park
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).
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.
Tags: Greenwood Park, parks, Small and Simple Project Fund, Vision Greenwood Park, volunteer
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.
Tags: Earth Day, Greenwood Park
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.
Tags: crime, Greenwood Park, Seattle Police Department, SPD
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.
The fence was created by local metal artist Kim Hall, with design input from volunteers from Vision Greenwood Park and neighbors.
Tags: Greenwood Park, Vision Greenwood Park
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.
Tags: Bluebird Microcreamery, Greenwood Park, Santi's Kitchen, Vision Greenwood Park, Whole Life Yoga
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.
Tags: Bitter Lake Community Center, Greenwood Park, Sandel Park, Summer Food Service Program
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.
Tags: Greenwood Park, Vision Greenwood Park
March 3rd, 2012 by Doree
Volunteers from Vision Greenwood Park are hosting a work party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday at the park’s new Community Garden at Fremont Avenue North and North 89th Street.
The work party will happen rain or shine. Bring any of the following tools if you can:
- Shovels (5)
- Trowels (5)
- Plastic 5 gallon buckets (5)
- Garden hose
- Iron rakes (3)
- Push broom (2)
- Wheelbarrows (4)
Tags: gardening, Greenwood Park, Greenwood Park Community Garden, Vision Greenwood Park
February 28th, 2012 by Doree
Chuck’s Hop Shop, also known as Chuck’s 85th St. Market, is hosting a special beer tasting on Wednesday evening to raise money for a new multi-sports court in Greenwood Park.
The beer samples are free, but donations are welcome. The event is from 5-8 p.m. at 656 NW 85th St.
Meet great people, learn more about the project and try awesome beer from American Brewing Co. in Edmonds including Breakaway IPA, American Blonde, Brave American Brown and Caboose Oatmeal Stout.
Vision Greenwood Park (VGP) is a volunteer group of neighbors and representatives of local groups. In 2009, the group developed the “Greenwood Park Master Plan” with input from the community. The master plan called for the construction of a community garden and multi-sports court for basketball, hockey and soccer uses. Thanks to a Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON) Neighborhood Matching Fund, local donations and tons of volunteer hours the community garden has been successfully built. Now we are off to finalize design of the sports court and get it built in 2012. Once again DON is helping to make this endeavor possible by awarding us a Matching Fund Grant, that coupled with a grant from by King County has gone a long way. Despite the two grants, VPG is finding it necessary to trim the design of the sports court to match our available budget. Every cent raised at events like the one being held at Chuck’s helps us maintain the important elements to make the sports court a fun useable space for the older kids in the neighborhood.
Come out and learn more about the project this Wednesday while getting to know a local business as well.
For more information on Vision Greenwood Park find us on Facebook or visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VisionGreenwoodPark/. Learn more about Chuck’s at http://chucks85th.com/.
Tags: Chuck's 85th St. Market, Chuck's Hop Shop, Greenwood Park, Vision Greenwood Park
November 4th, 2011 by Doree
The volunteer group Vision Greenwood Park has just won a Seattle Parks and Recreation Denny Award for Outstanding Volunteer Stewardship.
The group has spent several years working to improve Greenwood Park. Their latest project is the new Community Garden, which is almost completed. VGP won the Community Stewardship Award.
“It is always difficult for us to choose winners,” Acting Superintendent Christopher Williams said in a press release. “All of our volunteers make valuable contributions for which we are deeply grateful. Our intention is to single out those who whose work builds community, inspires others, and improves lives.”
From the press release:
Vision Greenwood came together in 2008 with the idea to develop and expand Greenwood Park. Since that time, they have energetically pursued a vision of Greenwood Park that serves more of the community. In addition to putting in more than 1,000 hours of volunteer service, they have applied for and received more than $180,000 in grants; and have raised $18,000 through community fundraising and events. With the monies raised so far, they have designed and constructed a 40-plot P-Patch, and installed an art wall featuring sculptures along the street in a creative move that links the historical Interurban trolley line with the current bike route.
Winners will be recognized at an awards ceremony on Nov. 29. Congratulations to Vision Greenwood Park!
Tags: awards, Denny Awards, Greenwood Park, Vision Greenwood Park, volunteer