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Autumn Falling in Freeway Park

We had a great end to our summer event season in the Park. We hope you were able to join us for some of our events in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Park, but if you weren't, we have more opportunities coming up this fall! Stay tuned for park tours, public art installations, a month long walking competition and our winter lighting event!

**Many thanks to the Seattle Parks & Recreation Department and the Urban Parks Partnership for supporting us with these events this summer!**
Many thanks to Gabe Strand of the Seattle Subversive Square Dance Society, The Rabbit Stew String Band, Dirty Dogs Hot Dogs, Stockbox Grocery, ACT Theatre, and Town Hall for helping us put on this great square dance! We highly enjoyed swinging and do-see-do-ing under the stars in the plaza!
Community Kites Program

This summer we've been collecting and constructing kites painted by members of the community. Kites are on display in the Central Plaza** through October, so be sure to check out the amazing public artwork created by park users!

**Additional kite installations will be set up in the coming weeks in the other plazas of the park.

Thank you to the Office of Arts and Culture for supporting this project.

Please take 10-15 minutes to fill out our Park User Survey, so we can understand how to serve visitors and stewards of the park better. Are there amenities or improvements the park needs or programs you'd like to see happen? Let us know!
Take Survey Here
Calling all Volunteers & Stewards of Freeway Park!

Interested in volunteering at an event or program of the Freeway Park Association? We have many opportunities to get involved with the organization from selling books, to postering the neighborhood and assembling art projects.

Let us know if you'd like to volunteer by e-mailing us at


Freeway Park Association is proud to be a partner for Feet First annual walk event’s WALKTOBER. Feet First invites you to join WALKTOBER. Get ready to circumnavigate the earth, at least figuratively — 25,000 miles! Together, we will reach this year’s goal by putting one foot in front of the other.

The Feet First WALKTOBER event gives you numerous opportunities to take advantage of the benefits of walking. All foot-powered journeys count toward the goal to walk the world, including walking your child to school, taking care of errands on foot, participating in a walking meeting at work, or inviting neighbors to start a casual walking group. Log your miles, you’ll be eligible to win great prizes.

Snap. Post. Tag. Follow on Instagram @feetfirst_wa for WALKTOBER. Walk Your World and share your photos! Your photo could be featured on Feet First’s homepage!

Join WALKTOBER today and Walk Your World!

WALKTOBER Registration Form

Lawrence Halprin's Legacy: Freeway Park

Join senior landscape architect Brice Maryman of SvR Design for a free tour of Freeway Park on October 15th. The event is open to the public, and anybody with an interest in ‘place’ is encouraged to attend.

The tour is offered through The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s (TCLF) What’s Out There program to highlight the centennial of landscape architect Lawrence Halprin’s birth year and examine his unique design legacy.

The tour will provide a history of Halprin’s vision for Seattle, and highlight rehabilitative efforts in the park, and will include a discussion about Freeway Park’s long-term maintenance needs.

Registration is required; space is limted. Sign up on TCLF’s website:


Potos by Charles Birnbaum, 2006

City Council Public Hearing: Amendments to Seattle's Comprehensive Plan

A proposal to build a lid over Interstate 5 is up for discussion at this public meeting. Supporters of the Lid I-5 campaign argue the lid will provide more open space in the downtown core and will bridge the gap that the highway created between downtown and First Hill and Capitol Hill. Check out the campaign in support of the I-5 Lid here.

More details about the meeting here. .
When: Thursday, September 15, 2016, 2 – 4pm
Location: Council Chambers, City Hall
600 Fourth Avenue
2nd Floor

This September at Town Hall:

Town Hall and KUOW present Region of Boom: A PechaKucha Event
Earshot Jazz presents Stanley Cowell Trio with Jay Anderson and Billy Drummond
Mary Beard: A Revisionist History of Rome
Check out the full lineup at here.
The Royale, Bad Apples, and The Construction Zone-B among other great performances at ACT Theatre this month!

Check out the full schedule here.

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The Freeway Park Association
700 Seneca St. Seattle, WA 98101


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