Hello Friends,

I have been traveling for the past month and visited many amazing urban and rural parks all over the East Coast - but none are quite like Freeway Park. Stepping back into the park after some time away definitely renewed my love for its unique architecture, shady nooks and rustling leaves - that feel particularly good on a hot day. I am grateful for our incredible team - Jessie, Shane and Nate - who kept programs working smoothly with open arms to our community. Come by and visit us soon! August will be packed with good times :)   
Riisa Conklin
Executive Director

Download our August calendar here.

Brews & Tunes
August 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th
From 4:30-6:30pm in Seneca Plaza

Join us every Tuesday in August for live music, beer from from Optimism Brewing Co. and food from Tacos El Tajin!

August 2: Tomo Nakayama
August 9: Warren Dunes
August 16: Great American Train Wreck
August 23: Brittany Davis
August 30: CHVRNS

+ Live Music
+ Beer Garden
+ Food Truck

Head here for more information!
Dancing'Til Dusk
August 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th
From 6-9:30pm in Seneca Plaza

Free dance lessons and live bands! Lessons begin at 6:00pm and the dance begins at 7:00pm. All-ages & all-levels are welcome.

August 4: Ben Thomas Quartet (Tango)
August 11: Lavender Country (Country & Americana)
August 18: Kate Voss & the Big Boss Band (Swing)
August 25: Joy Street (Waltz/Ball Rouge *Wear Red!*)
Painting Parties
Thursdays in August
Starting at 12pm in Seneca Plaza

Enjoy live music while you paint a canvas that will be made into a lantern for Freeway Park's annual art-lantern installation. All ages welcome. *Supplies provided!*
Freeway Park Wellness Classes
Zumba: In Seneca Plaza from 5:30-6:30pm
Yoga: In the Upper Lawns from 12:00-1:00pm
*There will be extra yoga mats available!*

Taught by Washington Athletic Club instructors, Monday night Zumba and Tuesday afternoon yoga are sure to have you feeling good! All ages and all ability levels are welcome. 

*All weather updates will be posted on our social media pages.*
Regular Programs in the Park

Book Carts & Buskers
+ Monday-Friday
+ Noon-2:00pm 
+ Seneca Plaza

Grab your lunch, find a book to enjoy in or out of the Park, and listen to our talented buskers! Books are $2-$4 and benefit the Friends of SPL as well as FPA.

If you have books that you are looking to donate, this is a great time to bring them by.

Happy Hour Garden Parties
+ Second Fridays through Sept.
+ August 12th, September 9th
+ From 4:00-6:00pm
+Meet in Seneca Plaza

Help us care for this beautiful space!

Interested in creating a group volunteer project in the Park? Email us at:
to schedule one!

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

Our partnership with FareStart has allowed us to connect with our neighbors who may not have access to needed resources. Learn more about what they do here.

We also work with REACH Outreach Care Coordinators. Their team is able to offer monthly tabling at the Park, though they are regularly in the Park and surrounding neighborhoods to connect with & provide resources to those who may be houseless or in need of social services. They will be in Seneca Plaza on August 29th from 10:30am-Noon. Learn more about what they do here. 

Talk of the Town
News from Our Neighbors

Capitol Hill Garage Sale
Seattle's longest running community-wide garage sale event returns on Sunday, August 14th from 10am - 3pm at Cal Anderson Park. The event features "75 people selling their treasures in
Cal Anderson Park in addition to nearly
20 independent garage sales at homes across Capitol Hill." 



   CID Block Party
...Returns for its third year! From their website: "Established as a platform, the event showcases and highlights the talents, diversity and richness of the Asian American community in Seattle. The event will activate the historical King St. Colonnades, promoting engagement, public safety and connection." The Block Party is happening August 20th, from 3pm to 9pm at 900 South King Street.

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.
  • Send us an email at with any questions.
  • & come visit us! 

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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