Volunteers are hard at work creating a new pocket park in Olympic Hills. The project is funded through a Department of Neighborhoods matching fund grant.
Organizers are looking for community involvement in a variety of ways, listed below. Neighborhood grants like this one rely on matching volunteer hours, so please consider participating. Even if you don’t live in Olympic Hills, this opportunity can provide a template for how to accomplish a similar project in your own neighborhood. Project coordinator, Janine Blaeloch, and other project volunteers are happy to share their expertise and insights.
Weigh in on the design of the pocket park
Wednesday, May 21, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 12509 27th Ave NE
At this meeting, design professionals will present two or three concepts for the neighborhood to consider.
Work party in the park
Saturday, May 31, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the park site (NE 133rd between 27th and 28th avenues)
This work party will be less strenuous than previous; no digging, but there will be weed pulling, grass-whacking, and mulching, mulching, mulching. There will also be lively conversation about what is wanted in this new park. Displays of the design concepts will also be available for feedback.
Final meeting and presentation of design
Tuesday, June 17, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the park site (NE 133rd between 27th and 28th avenues)
Come see the results of this grassroots, community-led effort to improve the neighborhood!