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Party in Greenwood Park on Sunday

August 18th, 2010 · No Comments

The annual Party in Greenwood Park is 12-4 p.m. this Sunday, with party-goers able to see the most recent park improvement plans and helping to raise funds to match the Neighborhood Matching Fund grant of $60,000.

Neighbors look over preliminary designs at last year’s Greenwood Park Party.

Greenwood Park is on North 87th Street between Evanston and Fremont avenues. The party is put on by Vision Greenwood Park, a volunteer group of neighbors. The party will feature, live music by Pickled Okra, food from local restaurants (Mr. Gyros, Better Meats, Snoose Junction, Lenny’s Market and Molly Moon’s), a silent auction and the most recent design plans presented by Site Workshop.

A donation of $10 for adults and $5 for children is suggested to help raise funds for the park.

The new Park features will appeal to different age groups, especially seniors and teens that are drawn to this area by the Greenwood Senior Center and North Seattle Boys and Girls Club. The project will also improve lines of sight and foster increased positive activity at the park to improve safety.

The major elements of the plan include:

Community Garden—designed to be universally accessible, the garden will create a space where teens from the North Seattle Boys and Girls Club can work next to members of the Greenwood Senior Center, and neighbors can grow local, organic produce for themselves and the Greenwood Food Bank.

Basketball Courtyard—located across the street from the Boys and Girls Club, an informal basketball court will provide much needed recreation activities for teens in the Park.

Start-Gazing Themed Gathering Plaza—creating a space for community events, live music, and barbecues.

Skate-friendly Design—the hardscapes of the basketball court and plaza will be designed to create multi-functional spaces including elements suitable for skateboarding.

Party attendees can vie for silent auction goodies from:

  • Gary’s Auto
  • Lenny’s Market
  • Fattys Pizza
  • Snoose Junction Pizza
  • Chocolati
  • Wheatless in Seattle
  • Whole Life Yoga
  • The Pola Belle
  • Rhea Healing Essential
  • Terra Bella
  • Top Ten Toys
  • Mayor McGinn
  • Sip and Ship
  • Gary’s Games
  • Green Bean Coffee
  • The Lash and Wax BoutiqueMariners
  • Monkey Grind Espresso
  • Game Time Foods
  • Sensaria Natural Bodycare
  • Better Meats
  • Fred Meyer
  • Greenwood Market
  • Gorditos

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