Subject: Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

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Vote for Your Favorite Your Voice, Your Choice Park and Street Improvements

MÁS – Movimiento Afrolatino Seattle: a Neighborhood Matching Fund Profile

Join Our P-Patch Community Gardening Program – Plots Still Available in Select Neighborhoods

Mayor Durkan Signs Ordinance Designating Mount Zion Baptist Church a Seattle Landmark


Volunteer at Seattle/King County Clinic: Help this giant health clinic offer free dental, vision and medical care to underserved and vulnerable populations. The Clinic needs healthcare professionals as well as general support volunteers. The next Clinic will take place September 20-23. (more)

Seattle Youth Commission Now Accepting Applications: Youth serving on this commission work with elected officials, City staff, community leaders, and young people citywide to make positive changes in their communities through policy, organizing, and events. Apply by July 16. (more)

Join the Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board: This board advises the City on the concerns and needs of our thriving bicycling community. Current members represent all types of bicyclists and skill levels, from casual weekend riders to year-round commuters. Apply by July 4. (more)

Apply for the Lifeguard Training Team: This is a FREE summer program designed to train and certify Seattle’s youth in lifesaving skills. The eight week program for youth ages 15-18 will train participants to be lifeguards and build other important job skills. (more)

Get Your Arts in Parks 2018 Brochure: Dozens of events, public art installations, and art series are happening at parks around Seattle this summer. Discover the vibrant cultural work being done in and by diverse communities throughout the city. (more)

Free Summer Meals and Recreation Activities: This summer, Seattle Parks and Recreation, Seattle Human Services Department, and United Way of King County are partnering to host a drop-in summer program offering free meals and recreation activities to kids and teens ages 1 to 18. (more)

Host a Play Street or Block Party in Your Neighborhood: Block Party/Play Street permits allow residents of Seattle to open neighborhood streets to kids and adults for more space for socializing, playing, and physical activity. From mingling with neighbors/friends, decorating the pavement, playing street games, displaying your art, there are endless opportunities for you and your neighbors to play, create, and interact. (more)


The City of Seattle wants your feedback. The projects listed below are currently open for public comment. Let us know your thoughts.

  • Seattle Police Department's Micro-Community Policing Plans (Learn More)
  • Accessory Dwelling Units Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Learn More)
  • Sound Transit Outreach Survey (Learn More)
  • Safe Routes to School Racial Equity Analysis (Learn More)
  • SR 99 Tunnel Toll Rates (Learn More)

For a full list of projects open for public comment, visit our website.

SOUTH SEATTLE (neighborhoods south of I-90)
Save the Date for Big Day of Play: Presented by Seattle Parks and Recreation, Big Day of Play will be held on August 18 at Rainier Playfields and Community Center. This fun, signature event celebrates our city’s vibrant diversity and community with a day full of healthy activities, games, cultural events, world music, and food. (more)

Extension Recommended for Camp Second Chance Permit: The Human Services Department (HSD) recommends extending the permit for the Myers Way (also known as Camp Second Chance) permitted village to remain at 9701 Myers Way South for an additional 12 months, until March 2019. (more)

Join the 2018 Urban Ag Bike Tour: Join Rainier Valley Food Bank and Bike Works on a tour of Southeast Seattle's most beautiful food production sites. This summer's tour will feature four routes, all beginning at Bike Works and ending with small bites, thanks to Central Co-op. (more)


  • Duwamish Valley Safe Streets Meeting: June 19, 6:30pm (more)
  • Disaster Skills - Basic Aid: June 20, 5:30pm (more)
  • Fix It Party at West Seattle Tool Library: June 21, 6:30pm (more)
  • Kubota Garden Master Plan Update Open House: June 23, 10am-2pm (more)
  • Juneteenth Celebration at Van Asselt: June 23, 12pm (more)
  • Highland Park Action Committee Meeting: June 27, 7pm (more)
  • SDOT Tree Planting Community Meeting in Beacon Hill: June 29, 6:30pm (more)
  • Reuse and Recycle Event at West Seattle Junction: June 30, 9am-1pm (more)
  • Right Tree, Right Place Workshop in Columbia City: June 30, 11am (more)

CENTRAL SEATTLE (neighborhoods between the Ship Canal & I-90)
Magnolia Bridge Online Open House: Learn about the Magnolia Bridge planning study to investigate more financially feasible, permanent alternatives that replace the fundamental access provided by the existing Magnolia Bridge. Get basic information, hear about next steps, and offer your feedback. (more)

Check Out the Summer Events Schedule for Downtown Parks: Seattle Parks and Recreation and partners will host a variety of free events and activities at downtown parks this summer. Offerings include community yoga classes at Freeway Park, gardening workshops at Cascade Playground, family fun evenings at Donnie Chin International Children’s Park, a chalk art and music festival at Bell Street Park, and more. (more)

  • Capitol Hill Station Development Groundbreaking: June 19, 5pm (more)
  • Magnolia Community Council Board Meeting: June 19, 7pm (more)
  • Magnolia Bridge Planning Study Drop-In Session: June 20, 5pm (more)
  • Magnolia Bridge Planning Study Drop-In Session: June 21, 8am (more)
  • Walking Tour - Explore the Landscape of the Central District: June 23, 10am (more)
  • South Lake Union Greenways Meet-up: June 25, 5:30pm (more)
  • Africatown Marketplace at Midtown Update: June 25, 6pm (more)
  • SDOT Tree Planting Community Meeting in Belltown: June 26, 5:30pm (more)
  • Aloha Village Community Meeting: June 28, 6pm (more)
  • UpBeat on Jackson Concert Series: June 30, 7pm (more)
  • Queen Anne Day: July 14, 11am-8pm (more)

NORTH SEATTLE (neighborhoods north of the Ship Canal)
Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider Nomination of UW’s Parrington Hall: The public is invited to attend the meeting on July 18 and make comments regarding the nomination. (more)

U District Station Area Mobility Study Survey: The U District Mobility Group wants to hear your thoughts on priorities for the U District Station area and street design options. (more)

Fremont Bridge Will Be a Temporary Studio for Sound Artist Paurl Walsh: Walsh will be able to use the tower space as a source of inspiration to compose and create a sound-based piece in response to the summer residency. He will also engage in several community outreach events and a public performance will be presented at the close of the residency. (more)

  • Know Your Rights Workshop: June 19, 6pm (more)
  • Seattle Children's Standing Advisory Committee Meeting: June 19, 6pm (more)
  • Victory Heights Community Meeting: June 19, 7pm (more)
  • Licton Springs/ Green Lake Work Party: June 23, 9am (more)
  • Magnuson Children's Garden National Pollinators Week Event: June 23, 11am (more)
  • Green Lake Small Craft Center Open House: June 26, 6pm (more)
  • Live in D5: June 30, 1-4pm (more)

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