Subject: Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

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Mayor Durkan Announces Leadership Team to Help Lead City’s Census Efforts: Led by Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda and Refugee Women’s Alliance Executive Director Mahnaz Eshetu, the City will be creating a coalition of community organizations and elected officials that will organize Seattle’s preparation for the 2020 Census. (more)

Create Your Own Pop-Up Park for PARK(ing) Day: On September 21, you can transform an on-street parking space into a temporary, mini pop-up park. Apply by August 24. (more)

Cleaning Up Public Spaces: Get updates on the City of Seattle's investments in cleaning up trash and waste resulting from the homelessness crisis. (more)

Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Big Day of Play is August 18: Big Day of Play is a celebration of our city’s diversity and it encourages neighbors, communities and families to have fun, build relationships and be active together. (more)

West Seattle and Ballard Link Extension Neighborhood Forums: Share your feedback and get the latest updates on route and station locations at the next round of Sound Transit community workshops. (more)

Fair Housing and Rental Codes Training: On August 18, the Seattle Office for Civil Rights and Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections are providing a training for landlords on fair housing and rental codes. (more)

New Grant Opportunity for Organizations Using Arts and Cultures Strategies to Increase Racial Justice: Seattle Foundation's Creative Equity Fund will support arts and cultural groups creatively working to address structural racism and increase racial justice. Apply by August 17. (more)

Funding Opportunities Available for Community Programs: The Seattle Park District has three great funding programs for community activities! All of the programs focus on funding priority populations, including people of color, immigrants and refugees, and the LGBTQ community. (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)
  • Secure Scheduling Survey for Retail & Food Industry Workers (Learn More)
  • Saving Water Partnership Survey (Learn More)

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

SOUTH SEATTLE (neighborhoods south of I-90)
City Seeks Proposals to Support Duwamish River Neighborhoods: The Duwamish River Opportunity Fund will provide $250,000 to help fund community-based projects that increase the sustainability of the neighborhoods along the Duwamish River. Deadline extended to August 31! (more)

Celebrate Art, Community, and the New Rainier Valley Neighborhood Greenway: Join the City of Seattle on August 11 for a community event where you can learn more about the artists, their artwork, and the new greenway! (more)

Offer Public Comment on Future of Othello Village: The City is seeking public input as it evaluates the impact of this permitted encampment village. Attend a meeting on August 16 and/or submit comment by September 4. (more)

Share Your Feedback on Potential Restricted Parking Zone (RPZ) near the West Seattle Junction: The Seattle Department of Transportation received a request to evaluate residential streets near the West Seattle Junction for eligibility for a new RPZ. Learn about the study and offer feedback. (more)


  • Orchard Street Ravine Monthly Work Party: August 11, 9am (more)
  • Southwest Precinct Picnic: August 11, 11am - 3pm (more)
  • South Delridge Neighborhood Clean-up: August 11, 10am (more)
  • The Urbanist Walking Tour - Housing Community in South Seattle: August 11, 11am (more)
  • Rainier Beach Back2School Bash: August 11, 12pm (more)
  • Free Walking Tour of Othello Business District: August 12, 10am (more)
  • Rainier Valley Heritage and Othello International Festival: August 12, 12pm (more)
  • South Precinct Picnic: August 12, 1-4pm (more)
  • Fair Work Center Community Legal Clinic: August 14, 5:30pm (more)
  • South Delridge Community Group: August 14, 7pm (more)
  • South Park Neighborhood Association: August 14, 7pm (more)
  • West Seattle Timebank Gathering: August 16, 6:30pm (more)
  • Duwamish River Festival: August 18, 12-5pm (more)
  • Duwamish River Superfund Cleanup Community Orientation: August 20, 7pm (more)
  • Highland Park Action Committee Meeting: August 22, 7pm (more)
  • Festival Centro Americano: August 26, 12pm (more)

CENTRAL SEATTLE (neighborhoods between the Ship Canal & I-90)
Take Part in the Annual Music Festival & Family Night at the Montlake Community Center Tonight: Enjoy live music, fun activities, and terrific food. (more)

Chinatown-International District Summer Cinema: Free outdoor screening of movies every Saturday night in August at Hing Hay Park! Each screening will be preceded by live musical, dance, and martial arts performances. (more)

  • 2nd Saturday Work Party in Volunteer Park: August 11, 10am (more)
  • 12th Annual Seattle Iranian Festival: August 11, 11am (more)
  • Community Celebration - Empowering Ethiopian Women: August 12, 12pm (more)
  • RainWise Workshop – Capitol Hill: August 13, 6pm (more)
  • West Precinct Picnic: August 16, 4-7pm (more)
  • BrasilFest: August 19, 11am (more)
  • Capitol Hill Tree Walk: August 23, 10:30am (more)
  • Yesler Terrace Park Celebration: August 25, 11am - 3pm (more)
  • East Precinct Picnic: August 25, 1-4pm (more)
  • Hai, Japantown! 2018: August 25, 3pm (more)
  • Little Saigon Festi-Roll: August 26, 11am (more)

NORTH SEATTLE (neighborhoods north of the Ship Canal)
New Safety Improvements on NE 65th St: Starting this month, NE 65th St will be getting a safety facelift, complete with improved pedestrian crossings, protected bike lanes, and a newer style of bus stop. (more)

First Annual Tasty Tunes at Loyal Heights: Enjoy music, food, and a beer-tasting and support the Loyal Heights scholarship fund. (more)

  • Golden Gardens Park Work Party: August 11, 9am (more)
  • Cistern FEST: August 11, 10am (more)
  • Magnuson Park Mobile Customer Service Center: August 11, 3pm (more)
  • Greenwood Park Addition Meeting: August 15, 6pm (more)
  • World Dance Party at Little Brook Park: August 17, 6pm (more)
  • Carkeek Park S.T.A.R.S. Work Party: August 18, 9am (more)
  • Jackson Park Trail Restoration: August 18, 10am - 2pm (more)
  • North Precinct Picnic: August 18, 1-4pm (more)
  • Victory Heights Community Meeting: August 21, 7pm (more)
  • Ballard Playfield Meeting: August 23, 7pm (more)

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