Celebrate Neighbor Appreciation Day this Valentine’s Day, February 14

Neighbors Celebrate 2014 Neighbor Appreciation Day with a pancake breakfast

Activities begin February 7 across Seattle

Celebrate Seattle’s annual Neighbor Appreciation Day, a special day set aside to reach out to neighbors, create new friends, and express thanks to those who help make your neighborhood a great place to live. The date is February 14, with neighborhoods, community groups, and businesses across Seattle planning activities beginning February 7.

Here are ways you can participate in Neighbor Appreciation Day:

  • Plan an activity for your neighborhood such as a block party, potluck, or work party. Our website provides ideas, tools, resources, and templates to help you organize an activity. Once scheduled, you can post your event to the events calendar.
    • Attend one of the many community activities listed on the events calendar. Many Seattle Fire stations along with pools, parks, and neighborhoods are hosting celebrations and work parties.
    • Send Neighbor Appreciation Day e-cards to your neighbors.
    • Share a story or two about your favorite neighbors. You can post stories about great neighbors or neighborhoods on our website, or post it to our Facebook page. If you have an idea for a neighborhood activity, don’t forget that our Small Sparks Fund can help to support Neighborhood Appreciation Day projects that connect and engage your neighbors. If interested, the deadline for applications is January 12.Join Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and thousands of community members in celebration of what makes Seattle great – our neighbors! Visit www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/neighborday/  for more information or contact Wendy Watson at wendy.watson@seattle.gov.

Community Invited to Give Feedback on Troll’s Knoll Park Design

Join Seattle Parks and Recreation, the Department of Neighborhoods and Harrison Design at the first public meeting for the Troll’s Knoll Park development on Wednesday, June 11 at 6:30 p.m.  At this meeting the community can review the site analysis and provide feedback for the park design.

This community-initiated project will utilize the existing public land at the Fremont Troll to create a new park.


Join us for Kinnear Park Celebration April 26

Celebrate the renovation of Lower Kinnear Park at the official  re-opening on April 26, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in Lower Kinnear Park located at West Roy Street & 6th Avenue West.  Come enjoy the entertainment, speakers and a scavenger hunt!

The Neighborhood Matching Fund has supported Kinnear Park over the years with more than $100,000 in matching fund awards.  Congratulations to FOLKPark and the other neighborhood groups and neighbors who have worked over the years to renovate the park!