Celebrate Arbor Day Oct. 17

Discovery Park

In the Pacific Northwest, we appreciate lush forests and greenery. Trees clean our air, shade us in the summer and shield us from that infamous Seattle rain. On Saturday, Oct. 17, join with neighbors and City officials and show our greenspaces some love. We’re celebrating Arbor Day with a series of volunteer events and work parties. Find an event from the list below, or spend some time in your own yard.

Seattle is nicknamed the Emerald City, and we have to keep up her reputation. For a full list of volunteer opportunities, visit our Volunteer Calendar.

Oxbow Park

Celebrate Arbor Day at Oxbox Park
Join Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent Jesús Aguirre and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources in celebrating Seattle’s Arbor Day! Volunteers will be planting new trees and caring for established trees in Georgetown’s iconic Oxbow Park. A free Tree Walk touring the beautiful and interesting trees in the neighborhood will leave from the park at 11 a.m. Other activities include apple cider pressing and face painting with City Fruit, opportunities for Georgetown and South Park residents to plant trees with the Duwamish Tree Canopy Project and DIRT Corps, and an Ask the Arborist booth to answer all your tree questions.

Saturday, Oct. 17
9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
11 a.m. – Tree Walk
Oxbow Park, Georgetown
6430 Corson Ave S, Seattle
RSVP here


Green Lake Park

Celebrate Arbor Day at Green Lake Park
Come help get rid of Blackberry and maybe some English Ivy from shoreline habitat area Green Lake. Give native shrubs along the shoreline a chance to grow and thrive. Meet along path near intersection of N 64th Street and East Green Lake Way. There is a stop light on East Green Lake Way at this location.

Saturday, Oct. 17
9 a.m. – noon
RSVP here

Roxhill Park

Celebrate Arbor Day at Roxhill Bog
Join Duwamish Alive!  for its ongoing 10th anniversary year restoration event at Roxhill Bog. Hundreds of volunteers will be spread out at sites throughout the city to restore native habitats and make lasting improvements to open urban spaces.

Saturday, Oct. 17
9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
2850 SW Roxbury St, 98126
RSVP here

Northacres Off-Leash Area

Celebrate Arbor Day at Northacres Off-Leash Area
Help COLA (Citizens for Off-Leash Areas) rake fence lines and trails, spread wood chips and trim invasive vegetation. Bring your volunteer spirit and your pup!

Saturday, Oct. 17
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
12718 1st Ave NE
Details here