events - 2014
TRAIL-BUILD KICKOFF CELEBRATION - 10/11/14
Long abandoned, Lewis Park had become overgrown by invasive species and garbage. Volunteers from the neighborhood and other community groups joined together to clear invasive species and debris, improve the landscape, and plant native species. Come celebrate the next phase of Lewis Park restoration with us on October 11th 10am-3pm!
Lewis Park Trail-Build Kickoff
October 11th, 2014
10am - 3pm
trail construction - 10am
lunch, raffle prizes & live music! -12:30pm
park tours & trail construction - 1:30pm
Join the celebration for the long awaited community-planned trail installation work to begin. This family friendly day will include working on the first segment of the trail system with a warm lunch and musical entertainment provided. We will begin the day with coffee and refreshments and an opportunity to meet your Beacon Hill neighbors.
We want YOU to help us with the trail build! No prior experience needed- we’ll provide the tools and guidance. You can sign up here.
Wanting to get involved in a different way? You are also welcome to help out with other components of the event. Register here so we know how many volunteers to expect.
This trail-building kickoff will provide a unique opportunity for our community to get hands-on experience with the continued transformation of Lewis Park into a healthy, urban forest of Seattle.
We look forward to the construction of walking trails which will provide safe access to the Lewis Park, create community spaces, and provide ways for the community to care for and enjoy the Park.
NEPO 5K don't Run 2014 - 9/6/14
Don't miss the NEPO 5k Don't Run 2014 on Saturday, September 6th!
"Each year local artists install and perform over 50 projects along the ordinary city streets, in garages, pagodas, in a grass meadow along a bike path, below a bridge and under a freeway underpass. The range of projects spans many artistic disciplines: visual art and sculptural installations, interactive artworks, poetry readings, video projections, sound installations, music and theatrical performances. Every aspect of this walk is a creative happening - a visual and symbolic experiment in creating a more enjoyable world through active participation."
The walk begins at 1pm in Hing Hay Park and leads to music and food at NEPO House throughout the evening! Porta-potties and water will be provided by Friends of Lewis Park. Check out the NEPO website for more details. Hope to see you there!
*photo credit: NEPO 2013
Seattle Night Out - 8/5/14
Join your neighbors and Friends of Lewis Park for a Seattle Night Out potluck: 6pm - 10pm on Tuesday, August 5th, 16th Ave S & S Judkins St. Stop by to enjoy the food and company of your neighbors and feel free to bring a dish to share if you feel so inclined.
Night Out is a national event that provides a unique opportunity to bring your neighbors together, welcome new neighbors, talk about crime prevention and Block Watch efforts, and mainly just have a great time.
Take part in celebrating the 30th Annual Night Out Against Crime!
PUBLIC MEETING 4/29/14
Join us as we celebrate another terrific year of restoration at Lewis Park! On Tuesday, April 29th, the Friends of Lewis Park will be hosting a meet and greet that will coincide with our Opportunity Fund Public Meeting. Here are the event details:
When: Tuesday, April 29th from 6:30-8pm
Where: Jefferson Park Community Center, 3801 Beacon Avenue South
Perks: Free food from local Beacon Hill restaurants, great neighbors, and a chance to review our trail plans
For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
See you there!
2014 Work parties
Our 2014 work parties at Lewis Park kick off Sunday, April 6th and run through Sunday, November 23rd. Keep an eye on our blog for the most up-to-date schedule. Please note that work parties will not be held the last Sunday of each month.
All work parties begin at 10am and wrap up at 1pm but stay for as little or as long as you're able.
Questions? Contact email@example.com for more information.
EVENTS - 2013
Green Seattle Day - 11/2/13
November 2nd, 2013 is the 8th Annual Green Seattle Day! Lewis Park is one of 17 sites throughout Seattle hosting special work parties from 10am to 2pm. Bring the family and join your neighbors to help kick off the 2013-2014 planting season. The Station will be donating coffee and we'll have snacks and a light lunch. Please register so we know how much food to bring! We'll supply gloves, tools (plus kids sized tools), refreshments and lots of native shrubs and trees. Click HERE to register.
2013 WORK PARTIES
Please join us at the north end of Lewis Park Saturdays between 10:00 am & 2:00 pm. Summer is almost over and we need to get our beloved plants and trees ready for Autumn!
nepo 5k don't run - 9/7/13
If you haven't made it out to a Lewis Park work party this year,
HERE IS YOUR CHANCE!
This Saturday, September 7th, we'll be having a special work party with a musician from Nature Consortium. The weather is supposed to be good, and the ground will be softened from this great rain, so come on out and help pull weeds while listening to the awesome music of Amy Denio. Check her out at amydenio.com.
We'll have coffee, tea and light snacks. Gloves and tools provided. We have child sized gloves and tools. All ages welcome!
For more info and to register: Lewis Park Sign Up
After the work party, hang around for a great vantage point of the 3rd annual NEPO 5k Don't Run Event
night out 2013 - 8/6/13
The Friends of Lewis Park is hosting a potluck at the southeast entrance of Lewis Park on Tuesday, August 6th. Bring your family, friends, favorite dish, and join us as we celebrate a crime free neighborhood.
Time: 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: 16th Ave S. / S. Judkins St
We look forward to seeing you there!
previous events - 2012
Cinco de Mayo 5/1/12
The annual Cinco de Mayo celebration held at El Centro de la Raza is expected to be a big one this year as it falls on Saturday. Friends of Lewis Park have registered for a table and it an excellent opportunity to do outreach to a lot of our neighbors. The hours are from 1-5. Please let me know if you would like to help with the table and what hour(s) you are available.
Earthcorps crew will be working at Lewis Park Saturday 4/14/12. This is a group of volunteers learning stewardship and Earthcorps encourages the local community to join in or come by and say hi. They will be at the Triangle from 10am-2pm. If you are unable to help with the work party, please stop by and thank the volunteers for helping to restore the Lewis Park Natural Area.
Seattle Parks Foundation Greenway Ramble 4/11/12
Attached is the flyer for the upcoming Seattle Parks Foundation Greenway Ramble that will end with a tour at Lewis Park. Everyone is welcome to join the entire "Ramble" or just the Lewis Park tour section. The group expects to arrive at Lewis Park around 10am. Andrea Mojzak from Green Seattle Partnership will be on hand to help with the tour and questions about GSP.