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8th Avenue South Trail

Keeping the 8th Avenue South Trail usable and pedestrian friendly through ongoing maintenance and safety improvements

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Arboretum Creek Water Enhancement

Maximize the diversity of life in Arboretum Creek while rekindling the love affair between Seattleites and nature

From Friends of Arboretum Creek

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Be’er Sheva Lake Access

Upgrading Be’er Sheva Park with expanded lake access, new recreational amenities, better sightlines, restored wildlif...

From Rainier Beach Link2Lake Open Space Steering Committee

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Cayton Corner Park

A safe, verdant open space for neighborhood children to play in and for families and other neighbors to gather and so...

From Friends of Cayton Corner Park

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Cheasty Trails and Bike Park

A multiuse trail system in a wooded parkland, including mountain bike trails and pedestrian access

From Friends of Cheasty Greenspace at Mountain View

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Community Events at the Plaza

Beautifying a public gathering space where community members can host events that include festivals, farmers markets,...

From Friends of the South Park Plaza

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Corson–River Street Trail

Creating a safe east-west pedestrian and bike route in the Georgetown neighborhood along a currently unused access road

From Georgetown Open Space Committee

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Council on Community-Centric Fundraising

Seeking to align nonprofit fundraising with more equitable and inclusive practices

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Duwamish Alive Coalition

Restoring the health of our Green-Duwamish river and its watershed

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Duwamish Infrastructure Restoration Training (DIRT) Corps

Creating green career pathways for people facing barriers within the existing routes to environmental work. Through o...

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Duwamish Valley Tree Canopy

Giving away free trees to residents

From Duwamish Infrastructure Restoration Training (DIRT) CorpsDuwamish Valley Youth Corps

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Duwamish Waterway Park

Adding a playground, water fountain and other enhancements to the main riverfront park in the South Park neighborhood...

From Friends of Duwamish Waterway Park

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East Howe Steps

Extending a pedestrian route in the Eastlake neighborhood all the way to the Lake Union shoreline and creating a new ...

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Eckstein MS Pickleball Court Construction

A new recreational and social gathering place for students and community members to enjoy the game of pickleball

From Friends of Eckstein MS Pickleball

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Enhancing the Clise Orchid Collection

Upgrading and diversifying the orchid collection in the Volunteer Park Conservatory

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Friends of 12th & Elmgrove

Improving and enhancing the site at 12th & Elmgrove so South Park residents can enjoy views of the Duwamish River

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Friends of 5th and Cloverdale

Friends of 5th & Cloverdale works with Seattle Dept. of Neighborhoods, Seattle Dept. of Transportation, and Seatt...

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Friends of Deadhorse Canyon

Restoring native plantings in a 39-acre natural area in Southeast Seattle’s Lakeridge Park

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Friends of Detective Cookie Chess Park

Activating an underused open space for use by a youth chess club and providing a safe place for young people and adul...

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Friends of Meridian Playground

Improving and beautifying this historic neighborhood gathering space and playground for park users of all ages and ab...

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Friends of Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands

Building a local and sustainable food system is key to building the health, vitality, and resiliency of all communiti...

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Friends of the Burke-Gilman Trail

Friends of the Burke-Gilman Trail at Sand Point (FOBGT@SP) is a nonprofit, voluntary association whose purpose is to ...

From Friends of the Burke-Gilman Trail at Sand Point

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Friends of the Chilberg Link

Transforming the median on Chilberg Avenue into an attractively landscaped space for gathering with neighbors and gro...

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Friends of Woodland Park Avenue

Working together as a neighborhood to make Woodland Park Avenue in Wallingford safer for pedestrians, bicyclists and ...

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Garfield Super Block

Improving the grounds at Garfield High School and Garfield Park by integrating art, history, and community design to ...

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Gateway Park North

A safe and welcoming street end park to view the Duwamish River, learn about local history and launch hand-carry kaya...

From Georgetown Open Space Committee

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Georgetown + South Park Trail

Duwamish Valley Safe Streets (est. 2016) is a local coalition of community members advocating for safe streets for al...

From Duwamish Valley Safe Streets

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Georgetown Flume and Off-Leash Dog Park

Activating an underused piece of public land to address public safety concerns and increase open space, and create a ...

From Georgetown Open Space Committee

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Georgetown Open Space Priorities

Building community and developing leaders to implement the Georgetown neighborhood’s open space priorities

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Golden Gardens Park

We hold monthly work parties to restore the park’s forested slope by removing invasive weeds and planting nativ...

From Friends of Golden Gardens Park

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Golden Gardens Volleyball Pole Replacement

Making much needed upgrades and improvements to the volleyball courts at community Golden Gardens

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Greening Concord International Elementary

The final phase of improvements to the grounds of Concord International Elementary School: a safer southwest entryway

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Growing Vine Street

Cleaning stormwater through biofiltration before it is released into Elliott Bay and creating a living green space fo...

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Juneteenth Celebration

Learning about an historical event in this country, and bringing community together with resources, food, and art

From It Takes A Village

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Juntos Si Podemos Cuidar Nuestro Río Duwamish (Together, We Care for Our Duwamish River)

Empowering residents of the Duwamish Valley to take care of their health and care for their river

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King County Play Equity Coalition

A King County in which all youth are active through sports, play, and outdoor recreation

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Lake City Living Memorial Triangle

We come together as caring neighbors in the face of senseless gun violence. In place of sadness, we create beauty. In...

From Lake City Neighborhood Alliance (LCNA)

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Lake City Soccer Pitch

Bringing a new soccer field to Lake City’s Virgil Flaim Park

From Lake City Neighborhood Alliance (LCNA)

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Lake Union Park Stewardship Fund

Funding landscaping and shoreline improvements at Lake Union Park, a unique urban gem that celebrates the cultural, m...

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Lake2Bay

A pedestrian-friendly pathway of beautiful, green streets between Lake Union and Elliott Bay

From Lake2Bay Steering Committee

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Lawton Park

Making the entrances to a wooded and grassy park safer and more accessible to all visitors

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Leafline Trails Coalition

An interconnected, intuitive, well-traveled, and treasured trails network spanning the Central Puget Sound region

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Lewis Park Natural Area

Stewarding the Lewis Park Natural Area on Beacon Hill

From Friends of Lewis Park

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Lid I-5 Civic Engagement Campaign

Building a more connected, sustainable, and equitable Seattle by creating new land on top of I-5. Together, we can re...

From Lid I-5

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Little Brook Park

Working together to clean, restore, revitalize, and recover the only access to open space and natural area in Little ...

From Lake City Collective

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Magnuson Children’s Garden

Our mission is to grow a love of gardening and nature by providing free public programs and events for local families...

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Maple Leaf Reservoir Park

Reinvigorating a jewel in the crown of the Seattle Park System by planting native wildflowers and improving meadow ha...

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Mount Baker Town Center

Fulfilling the neighborhood’s vision of a vibrant town center that addresses safety and open space needs

From Friends of Mount Baker Town Center

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North Beach Park

Cleaning up and stewarding a nine-acre forested park

From Friends of North Beach Park

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Occidental Square Pavilion

A central performance pavilion, covered gathering area, and visitor kiosk to serve users of Occidental Park in the he...

From Alliance for Pioneer Square

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Olympic Hills Community Pocket Park

Turning an unused city property into a pocket park for a neighborhood that craves shared outdoor space

From Lake City Greenways

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Outdoor Asian Washington

Creating a diverse and inclusive community of Asian and Pacific Islanders in the outdoors

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Project Orca Playground

Redeveloping Orca K-8’s playground and playfield to include more opportunities for play, recreation, outdoor le...

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Project Prevent

Project Prevent is a student-led nonprofit that aims to slow the spread of COVID-19 among people experiencing homeles...

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Rainier Beach Playfield Skatepark

To determine the feasibility of, and conceptual design for, a District Skatepark at Rainier Beach Playfield.

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Recharge the Battery

Advocating for vital improvements along the Battery Street Corridor, including a new park, green stormwater infrastru...

From Growing Vine Street

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River City SkatePark

We’re making our beloved park more accessible and safer for people of all ages and abilities by adding new skat...

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Roxhill Park

We are neighbors working to improve the social climate of Roxhill Park to make it accessible for all people at all ag...

From Roxhill Champions

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Seattle Peace Concerts

Celebrating peace and bringing music, art, and entertainment to ALL the people of Seattle

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Seattle Sensory Garden

Creating a garden for people of all abilities

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Seward Park Torii Project

Building a new Japanese gate to replace a previous one that symbolized friendship between communities and cultures in...

From Friends of Seward Park

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South Park Green Spaces

Realizing community priorities for improved public spaces in South Park

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Spark the Parks

Using green spaces in the Chinatown International District to strengthen community bonds, improve public health and s...

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The Community Land Conservancy

A land conservancy led by people of color that acquires land for parks in historically underserved communities and em...

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The Eli’s Park Project at Burke Gilman Playground Park

A place where people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities can find play, peace and community

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Traffic Circle at 26th Avenue East and East Mercer Street

Improving vehicle and pedestrian safety, especially for children, and creating safe corridors to get to local play ar...

From Madison Valley Parents & Neighbors for Calmer Streets

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Troll’s Knoll Park Expansion

Expanding a unique and beloved park at the Fremont Troll to include the east side right of way

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Urban Parks Activation Partnership

A park activation and management effort led by a groundbreaking public-private collaboration

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Volunteer Park Amphitheater Project

Replacing an aging performance stage in Volunteer Park with a new, modern amphitheater

From Volunteer Park Trust

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Volunteer Park Trust

Preserving and enhancing a city and national treasure for today and for generations to come

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Wakulima USA

Wakulima USA is a farming and food business cooperative that advances small business development and food sovereignty...

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West Montlake Park Historic Colonnade

Developing a Colonnade that consists of repurposed, historical lamp posts arranged along the banks of West Montlake P...

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Windz of Change Alliance

Strengthening the Indigenous presence in Seattle’s parks and public spaces through cultural, arts, and heritage activ...

From Windz of Change Alliance

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