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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tags: Greenwood Park, Vision 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
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
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
October 28th, 2011 by Doree
Members of the volunteer group Vision Greenwood Park have put in more than 1,000 hours of labor to create a Community Garden at Greenwood Park. They’re almost done, but they still need a little more money to finish building the raised garden beds and fill them with garden soil.
The site looked like this one year ago:
And now looks like this:
Photos courtesy of Vision Greenwood Park.
The support of neighbors has truly made this a community garden. We have stretched our grant funds with discounts from Dunn Lumber, Pacific Topsoil, and the Dirt Exchange, but we still need $2,200 more to build out the raised garden beds with additional soil and taller borders.
Please help us complete the community garden in time for late season planting this year.
Donations of any amount can be made securely on the Phinney Neighborhood Association website. Checks are also welcome and can be made out to Vision Greenwood Park and sent to PO Box 30105, Seattle, WA 98113. All donations are tax deductible.*
We thank you in advance for your support!
*The Phinney Neighborhood Association is a 501(c)3 organization and is the fiscal sponsor of VGP, which makes donations to the project tax deductible. The Federal Identification Number is 91-1112780.
Tags: Community Garden, Greenwood Park, Vision Greenwood Park