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Hello Friends,

Thank you to everyone who was able to donate during Give Big this week! We raised 50% of our goal so $1500 will go directly toward park programming thanks to YOU! 🤩 🤩 If you missed the campaign this year and would still like to donate to our work, you can do that on our website! For the rest of the month of May - donations of any amount will earn you an annual membership to FPA - adding your name to a growing coalition of members, park lovers and stewards of this one-of-a-kind-place. Learn more about what it means to be a member and/or a volunteer on our website HERE.


In partnership - Riisa Conklin
Download our May calendar here.

Job Opportunities

(2) Position Openings

+Freeway Park Concierge
+Graphic Designer

Applications will be open until May 25th, 2022.
Head here for more information & apply TODAY!


Send any questions to:
info@freewayparkassociation.org
Book Carts are Back📚
Are you interested in volunteering at the
Book Carts this Summer?


We have a place for you!  Email us at info@freewayparkassociation.org
with your name and availability so we can get in touch.


Thanks to the Parks Department as well as the Friends of SPL, we are BACK. Come browse our new book selections and check out the fresh paint job the Book Carts received just in time for sunshine season. Eat your lunch, drink your coffee, listen to buskers and enjoy!

See you in the Park,
FPA

 
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equitable programming for our community.
Programs & Events

Book Carts & Buskers
+Tuesdays & Thursdays
+ Noon-2:00pm 
+ Seneca Plaza

Friends of Seattle Public Library book sales and are back! Books from $2-$4. And the Buskers program returns with some new and familiar faces. Grab your lunch, find a good read, and take in the Park sounds & sights!

P.S.
If you have books in good condition that you are looking to donate, please email us at: info@freewayparkassociation.org
to schedule a drop-off. 



Volunteer Opportunity
+ One Seattle Day of Service: Neighborhood Clean-Up
+ Saturday, 05.21.22
+ From 10:30am-12:30pm
+Starting in Seneca Plaza

We are excited to be a part of One Seattle Day Service. There are over 2,500 folx registered to help across the city! Our crew will meet in Seneca Plaza and head on walking routes through First Hill and Downtown to remove debris. We will have vests, gloves & trash pickers ready for you. And of course, we can't forget the doughnuts, pastries and coffee to fuel your trek!

Social Services in the Park
 FareStart Meal Distribution
+ REACH Park Visits

FPA partners with FareStart, an organization working to nourish our community with food, skills and job support, to bring weekly meals to the park. This partnership has allowed us to connect with our neighbors who may not have access to food, as well as to take a more active role in social services. 

REACH Outreach Care Coordinators work daily to serve our community and are able to offer monthly tabling at the Park. REACH builds relationships with houseless folx and connects them to local resources – everything from food and clothing to medical care, shelter, and mental health and/or substance use treatment. Their team is made up of Case Managers, Outreach Care Coordinators, Chemical Dependency Specialists, and Nurses. On Monday May 23rd, our team of Outreach Care Coordinators will be in Seneca Plaza from 10:30am-Noon.

Freeway Park In Profile

The Faces of our Community 

Name: Hannah Letinich
Freeway Park Photographer in Residence 2022

What brings you to Freeway Park?

Many years ago I shot portraits for the First Hill Neighborhood Association in the park and have been visiting ever since. I really love the diversity of plants, hidden staircases and the many community events that happen in the park. I've seen live music, art installations and family style block parties here. I'm very excited to contribute to the legacy of Freeway Park with photography and video to show others the beauty and uniqueness of the space.
What is your favorite part about your work in Freeway Park? 
So far I am enjoying quietly exploring the park with my camera. Taking in new perspectives, new angles, new ways of seeing the park that someone might not expect. From outside looking in, from an odd corner looking out. Also enjoying meeting people in the park. Last time I walked through I met some grounds crew doing maintenance and chatted about how they enjoy the park and that it's a 'good one.'
What initially interested you in the Park?
I was initially surprised to find such a gem of a park hidden right in the middle of the city, I love that feeling of 'wow' what a fun secret spot to be quiet and take a break from the city. I typically visit to check out the community events and when I leave I feel like I had a moment to myself in a soothing green space. 
What is one way you would love to see our community come together?
More in person events. Keep expanding on bringing awareness to the park and inviting a diversity of people to events with art, music and physical movement. Photo tour anyone?
In your opinion, what is the relationship between art and nature? 
This is an interesting question. Art and nature are very separate, one is here on earth, soil, plants etc. The other is a metaphysical way of portraying emotion, feeling and life with various mediums. I use my medium of photography to capture conservation, nature, people and place because I personally feel connected to these subjects and selflessly want to tell their stories and spread the compassion I have to others. I hope others see this in my work with Freeway Park and that the images and video are seen for years to come.

Learn more about Hannah and her work HERE.

Talk of the Town

News from Our Neighbors & The Wider Parks Community
 

Black Film Festival on the Waterfront

Friends of the Waterfront team up with Langston Seattle for a celebration of cinematic Black Brilliance featuring a selection of short films, music, food and an interactive experience.
 


PIER 62 | FREE for ALL 
SATURDAY MAY 14, 2022 FROM 5–9:30 PM






Stand Up Seattle

The first annual Upper Left Comedy Festival is coming to Seattle from May 12th to 14th. The festival will be held at Northwest Film Forum, and Comedy Club Seattle, both venues located in the heart of Capitol Hill. The first ULCF aims to be the beginning of a unique creative culture in Seattle, featuring talented comedians based locally and across the country.

Keeping in Touch

There are many ways to connect with us!

  • Find us on social media using the linked icons below. We are very active on Instagram, Facebook, and have lots of great photos from all our past events on Flickr.
  • Shoot us an email at info@freewayparkassociation.org.
  • Come visit us! 
Instagram
Website
Facebook
Flickr


Freeway Park is a public park owned and managed by Seattle Parks & Recreation.

FPA Mailing and Office Address:
601 Union St / Suite 310 
Seattle, WA 98101

Park Address:
700 Seneca St. 
Seattle, WA 98101


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