28th Avenue Street Murals are Going In!
Working through Seattle Department of Transportation’s “Pavement to Parks” program, 28th Avenue NE is receiving a vibrant street mural in addition to painted crosswalks to bookend the street to provide safer pedestrian passage.
A huge thank you goes to LCFF Planning and Development Co-Chair Ray Robinson for shadowing the project and providing the final designs as well as the incredible advocacy and support from Janine Blaeloch and Monica Sweet of Lake City Greenways. Thank you to Lake City Farmer’s Market director, Molly Burke and Two Dog Yoga owner Annie Stocker, for their engagement. Special thanks to Mark Mendez and his Lake City Young Leaders Program and all the residents that gave their time to have input on the design.
Lake City Future First brought additional attention to the potential project to SDOT through the Only in Seattle grant initiative in 2017 and was able to secure funds to make it a reality.
The project will improve pedestrian safety and enhance our collective experience in front of our Lake City Library and Community Center.
LC Library Looking for Crafty Volunteers
“At the library we are looking for several adult volunteers who are handy with tools, woodworking, cabinetry, carpentry, etc. This would be a 1.5-3 hour volunteer commitment on Saturday, August 9th between 11am-2pm for the grand opening of the Lake City skate park in Virgil Flaim Park. This should be a great event sponsored by the Parks Department with food, music, and skateboarding demonstrations and lessons for youth!
I am looking for volunteers who might enjoy and could help teens construct bookends and bookshelves made out of wooden skateboard decks in our library booth in the park (I have collected over 50 used skateboards for this project). Honestly I am not at all handy, so I really need volunteers to actually help the teens!
Also I could use a couple of volunteers to help me prep 1 or 2 days in advance (anything requiring a saw or sharp tools needs to be completed in advance of working with youth).
Finally if you have any hand tools we could borrow for this project/ on 9/9 that would also be much appreciated. Thank you so much for considering if this sounds like fun to you! Please contact me by email below if this is of interest to you.”
Cheers, Nancy (Lake City Librarian)