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Hello friends,


Thanks to our 2021 super-star team; Shane, Jessie, Carrie, Philip, Meagan and many more - we are able to bring a full suite of offerings to the park this winter. Art! Light! Coffee! Warmth! And as the season of Thanksgiving approaches, I am feeling beyond grateful for the community that surrounds me and Freeway Park right now. I hope you can take the time to thank someone in your life today and every day. See you out there! 

- Riisa Conklin
Executive Director
 
First Annual Park Pups Spooktacular
What a PAWS-itively wonderful event!

After the clouds cleared and the rain dissipated, the Upper Lawns were strewn with leaves that fell in anticipation for the Park Pups Spooktacular. We saw many old and new friends, got all of the puppy love, and enjoyed delectable caramel apples from Deliciously Reds, dog treats from the Seattle Barkery (that were wanted by both pups and their human companions alike) and music/MC services by Limitless Event DJs

A special thanks goes out to the volunteers who helped ensure that both our four and two-legged friends were informed and ready to enjoy the night of tricks and treats, as well as the Seattle Humane Society and Saving Great Animals who came ready to answer questions and provide resources to community members. Lastly, we would like to thank The Seattle Barkery (again!) for donating prizes for the Best, Cutest and Scariest pups, as well as Mud Bay and All The Best for their lovely gift baskets our raffle winners were able to take home!

Be sure to check out our Flickr page to download photos of you and your pup(s) taken by Chloe Collyer! They brought the howl-o-ween spirit with them to the park and made our community members feel comfortable and boo-tiful.

We hope to see you for next years festivities...perhaps there will a pup Squid Game costume in our future? If you weren't able to make it, take a look at Seattle Pup Magazine's write-up that encapsulates the event perfectly.

 
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Programs & Events

Seattle Forest Week Events
+ TUES 11.09 through SAT 11.13
+ Check Below for Dates & Times...
+ Meet in Seneca Plaza for in-person events

Join us this coming week for autumn bulb planting and tree walks, both virtually and in-person. On Tuesday, 11.09, we will be planting bulbs in Seneca Plaza and will have tea and coffee from Voxx to warm you up! There will, of course, be assorted treats for your dipping pleasure. On Wednesday, 11.10, there will be a Virtual Tree Tour of Freeway Park put on by @treesforseattle, check their page for more information. Finally, on Saturday, 11.13, we will have Mighty-O donuts and coffee to fuel a morning tree walk led by FPA staff, as well as bulb planting in the Upper Lawns. Come and go as you please. We look forward to seeing you!
 

Cozy Corner 
+TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS
+12:00-2:00 pm
+Seneca Plaza

Imagine this...hot tea and Lighthouse coffee, assorted treats, comfy adirondack chairs, our Book Cart filled with books to peruse and buskers playing live music in the background... doesn't that sound dreamy? Fire pit coming soon to keep you cozy on your lunch break, walk through the park or maybe an afternoon date with a loved one!

 

Freeway Park Illuminations
+NOV - MAR
+Throughout the Park

This coming week, Fleming's Holiday Lighting will have a team installing enchanting lights throughout the
park for your evening strolls. The illuminations will be up from
November through March. 

Illuminated Art in Freeway Park
+NOV - JAN
+Throughout the Park

Coming soon, FPA will launch an exciting new temporary art program, featuring 6 local installation artists that will light up your life! Stay tuned for details... 


Outreach/Donations
+Check Below for Dates & Times...
+Seneca Plaza 

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, nurses, and other compassionate staff who are devoted to their clients. They will be in the park on Monday, 11.29, starting at 10:00 am. 

We will continue to collect donations in the park. Please bring winter clothing, supplies and hygiene products to us during Cozy Corner from 12:00-2:00 pm. If those times do no work for you, reach out via email or social media and we will be happy to schedule a time to meet you!

Freeway Park In Profile
The Faces of our Community 

Name: Lakema Bell

Occupation: Outdoor Activation and Mobile Recreation Manager, City of Seattle

If you have visited Freeway Park, what is your favorite part? If not, what is your favorite park in Seattle? 
I haven’t been in sometime but when I did go, I particularly liked the running water down the cement blocks. I LOVE water and waterfalls😊

 
What is your favorite part about your job? Being a servant to assisting people to become their highest/largest, best versions of themselves. In serving and learning, I too continue to become an improved version of myself.
 
What's one way that you would like to see our community come together? Understanding that all things begin with us and ends with us. It is our thoughts that causes our actions and our actions that impact our communities. We choose if it will be a positive or negative impact.
 
What's one thing you would like to make happen in your current role?: 
Shift our current paradigm from exclusive to inclusive. 

 
What's one thing you would change about our city? 
Passive aggressive energy/tendencies. Tell it like it is, shoot from the hip and be straight up and honest with yourself and others. But do it with kindness and positive intentions.

 
If the city of Seattle had a soundtrack, what would its first and last songs be?: 
Songs are challenging. The first title is not actually a song but….2 cities it’s your lenses, and since I am forever an optimistic, the last song would be Happy.

Talk of the Town

News from Freeway Park and Our Neighbors


Little Brook Stay Healthy Street,
A recently unveiled mural made by a local artist, Romel Belleza (Ilocano, Tlingit & Dishchii Bikoh N'Dee), can be found in Lake City's Little Brook Park. Belleza's honoring of Native culture was brought to the neighborhood with support from the Seattle Department of Transportation, as well as the Lake City Collective. The piece is being celebrated Saturday, 11.06, from 3:00-5:00 pm. Learn more about this project
and and the Lake City Collective here.

 
 
Día De Los Muertos,
This Saturday, 11.06, from
11:00-3:00 pm there will be a
Día De Los Muertos celebration at the Phinney Center. There will be food, drinks, arts and crafts, live music and a chance to honor lost loved ones with photos and offerings on a community altar. Visit the Phinney Center website for more details about the vendors and musicians that will be present. 

 

Keeping in Touch

There are many ways to stay in touch with the goings-on at the Park.

  • 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! 
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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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