Thank You Lake Cityzens

Neighbors Came Out For Spring Clean

Thank you to the 50 neighbors who came out to help clean up around Lake City on Sunday, April 7th. There were lots of new faces and many sighted that being active in the community was a way to alleviate some of the sadness they had been feeling about their neighborhood. A huge thank you to Annette from Kaffeeklatsch for helping to organize the event and for providing the delicious treats that participants enjoyed upon their triumphant return to the Mini Park. We collected 27 bags of garbage, over 20 needles and three shopping carts full of wet cardboard and other debris.

Please join us for one or more of our next clean up efforts. 

Sunday, May 19th – 1pm – 2pm
Sunday, June 23rd – 1pm – 2pm
Sunday, July 21st – 1pm – 2pm
Sunday, August 18th – 1pm – 2pm
Sunday, September 15th – 1pm – 2pm
Sunday, October 20th – “Fall Clean Event” 1pm – 3pm (more details to come)

Check Enjoylakecity.org or our Enjoy Lake City Facebook page one week prior for location and details.

“Build Lake City Together” provides everything you need to participate including gloves, grabbers, safety vests and trash bags. These events are family friendly and a great way to meet neighbors, give a little shine to Lake City and feel great doing it.

Oh Yeah, It’s Happening!

Lucha Libre Comes to Lake City

Huge thanks to the Lake City Collective who worked with community partners and the Seattle Parks Department to bring Lucha Libre to the neighborhood.

Saturday, December 8th at 5:30pm at the Lake City Community Center.

Lucha LIbre is professional wrestling originating in Mexico that employs rapid acrobatics.

This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

Lake City Summer Festival

August 4th from 10:30-4 with Parade Activities Starting at 6pm

In Imogene Inglet’s book, Lil’ Ol’ Lake City, the opening to her chapter on “Pioneer Days” starts with the following: “What keeps a tradition alive? People! And, in the case of Lake City, a community spirit that never dies.” Imogene goes on to talk about the beginnings of the “Lake City Summer Festival” that in 1947, became known as “Pioneer Days”.

It was Ethel and Albert Davis (for whom Albert Davis Park behind the Lake City Community Center is named) that started the tradition of the Salmon Bake in 1950 after taking it upon themselves to research methods of cooking salmon by traveling to salmon bakes around the region.

For over 70 years the Salmon Bake has gone on in Lake City as part of the community’s largest celebration. Imogene’s words continue to ring true as neighbors and community members come together, working hard to create a festival and parade that is reflective of our changing and growing  Lake City.

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Salmon Bake Returns

Lake City’s Biggest Festival Needs You – August 4th

LCFF is extremely excited to be bringing back the Salmon Bake in conjunction with the Lake City Summer Festival and Parade”.  Annie Stocker of Two Dog Yoga has done a stellar job of improving on the classic salmon bake meal. She was able to bring on a couple wonderful chefs from 21 Acres (http://21acres.org/).  We will have fresh dinner rolls baked by a local Lake Cityzen, a delicious seasonal fruit dessert and fresh greens from the Lake City Farmers Market.

More to come on the festival but for now….

We need volunteers. If you are interested in helping out on the day of please contact director@lakecityfuturefirst.org