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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

Enhancing the Union Bay area and improving surface drainage through the Washington Park Arboretum to improve habitat ...

From Friends of Arboretum Creek

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Be’er Sheva Lake Access

Creating an advanced schematic design for Be’er Sheva Park that improves lake access, expands green areas, impr...

From Rainier Beach Link2Lake Open Space Steering Committee

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Belltown Community Council Parks + Arts

Beautifying and activating the alleys in and around Bell Street Park by installing public art on the walls

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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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Duwamish Infrastructure Restoration Training (DIRT) Corps

A training program for young adults that provides access to green infrastructure careers as well as stewardship for o...

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Duwamish Valley Tree Canopy

A tree-filled Duwamish River Valley with community-minded and employed youth and young adults

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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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 Art on Pier 86

Beautifying the Pier 86 area with public art

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Friends of Capehart in Discovery Park

Restoring native forest and oak prairie at Capehart, a 30-acre former Navy housing site

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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 Eli’s Park at Burke Gilman Playground

A place where people of all ages, races, ethnicities, abilities, and income levels will have opportunities to be toge...

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Friends of Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands

Our mission is to educate and engage Rainier Beach residents through sustainable urban farming and environmental stew...

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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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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

Activating an underused piece of public land to address public safety concerns and increase open space in Georgetown

From Georgetown Open Space Committee

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Georgetown Off-Leash Dog Park

A beautiful and welcoming off-leash dog park that Georgetown residents can get to via a safe walking route

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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Georgetown Urban Farm and Forest (GUFF)

Addressing the food desert in Georgetown by growing organic vegetables to offset the overwhelming environmental stres...

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Golden Gardens

Monthly work parties to maintain the park’s forested slope and plant native species

From Golden Gardens Friends

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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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Hydroponic Community Garden at South Park Community Center

Installing growing walls at the South Park Community Center so residents can have fresh, leafy greens year-round as t...

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Indigenouz Presence, Place and Identity

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

From Indigenouz PlaceMakerz

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Lake City Multicultural Engagement

Working across the many cultures in Lake City to build community members’ capacity to participate in planning a...

From Lake City Collective

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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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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

Lidding Interstate 5 to create new public land for parks, affordable housing, complete streets, and other uses in the...

From Lid I-5

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Little Brook Youth Corps

Empowering Lake City youth to take an active role in restoring Little Brook, a degraded creek that runs into the Thor...

From Lake City Neighborhood Alliance (LCNA)

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Magnuson Children’s Garden

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

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Melrose Promenade

A beautiful front porch for Capitol Hill that welcomes walkers, cyclists, skateboarders, streetcar riders, light rail...

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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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Project Orca Playground

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

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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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Restoration of the Burke-Gilman Trail

Providing a healthy, functioning greenway along the Burke-Gilman Trail for the benefit of the people, birds, and anim...

From Friends of the Burke-Gilman Trail at Sand Point

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ROAR Mobile Farm Stand

Connecting communities with sustainably grown produce, facilitating education, and creating opportunities to come tog...

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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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Safe Access: Street to Mt. Baker Park

Replacing a hazardous park entry to improve play area access for all neighbors, families, and visitors

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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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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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Streissguth Gardens

Maintaining a little-known gem in the middle of bustling Seattle that offers amazing views of Lake Union, downtown Se...

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The AMP: AIDS Memorial Pathway

The AMP: AIDS Memorial Pathway will use public art to create a physical place for remembrance and reflection, use tec...

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The Cascade Giving Garden

Revitalizing and expanding the Cascade People’s Center grounds and existing P-Patch Giving Gardens

From The Y at Cascade People's Center

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Tiny Trees Preschool

Using outdoor classrooms to make a quality education in reading, math and science affordable for families and to give...

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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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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 a dilapidated 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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Youth Take Action on Indoor Air Quality

A youth-driven project to take action on air pollution in Georgetown and South Park

From Youth Take Action

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