Kinnear Park Opening Celebration Saturday, April 26, 1-3 pm 601 W. Roy St. Seattle, WA 98119  Special Events Schedule 1:00 pm  Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band (Map - A) 1:15 pm  Ribbon Cutting Ceremony ( Saturday, April 26 1- 3 pm

Kinnear Park

Opening Celebration

Saturday, April 26, 1-3 pm

601 W. Roy St. Seattle, WA 98119


Special Events Schedule

1:00 pm             Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band 

1:15 pm             Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 

1:45 pm             “What Crows Talk About” with Judy Lane 

2:00 pm             Walking Tour with HBB Landscape 

2:15 pm             “What Crows Talk About” with Judy Lane 

2:30 pm             Walking Tour with HBB Landscape 


1 – 3 pm           Tennis Skills with Carl Bergquist

Work Party and Plant Identification with

    Church of Scientology forest steward Dave Scattergood 

Counter Balance Barbershop Quartet 

Chalk Drawing for All Ages 


1 – 3 pm            Meet Us Under The Linden Tree 

Scavenger Hunt with prizes! (pick up clues at Feet First table)

“Birds in Kinnear” with Seattle Audubon volunteer Julie Monahan

“Birds in Your Backyard” with park neighbor Gregory Nelson

Uptown Parklet coming to Queen Anne Ave with Uptown Alliance

“Years Near Kinnear” Historical Timeline (stairs going to tennis court)

Learn about Queen Anne Historical Society and Friends of Olmsted

“What’s Next?” for Kinnear Park with FOLKpark

Snacks, water, coffee and food donations with Queen Anne Helpline and Food Bank


1 – 3 pm            Doggie Goodies at Off Leash Area 


Elliott Bay Animal Hospital

All the Best Pet Care

Just Around the Corner, Dog Grooming & Boutique

Mud Bay


Construction of Improvements

New Stairs Leading to the Tennis Court
Rockeries at W. Roy Street
Trail work between W. Olympic Place and W. Roy Street

Volunteer Pledge and Survey Helps with Grant Request

Please take our Volunteer Pledge and Survey ! FOLKpark is applying for a Department of Neighborhood Large Project grant and we need your help to get it. Can you PLEDGE to volunteer a minimum of 4-6 hours in 2013 with us? If yes, please take our Volunteer Pledge and Survey and help us with the required volunteer and cash match. It will only take a few minutes - promise!

Come Celebrate the opening of the new Off Leash Dog Park

Saturday, March 23, 2013  

12 noon to 3 pm

SEPA Checklist Complete!

We have completed our SEPA (State Environmental Policy Act) checklist and received a Determination of Non-Significance from the Parks Department.  This is a major first step towards getting our permit for the construction of park improvements.  Public Notice was provided in the Daily Journal of Commerce on June 27, 2012 and public comments will be accepted until July 12, 2012. Thank you Aaron and Dean at HBB and Kim at Parks for your leadership in getting us this far!

Community Meeting - Project Update

South Hill

Community Meeting

Thursday, October 27, 2011

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Bayview Retirement - 11 W. Aloha St

We could use your help getting the word out. Please post the attached flier in your apartment or condo building; drop off a copy at your favorite grocery store or coffee house; or email to friends in
Community Meeting Flyer_final.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [268.1 KB]

Join FOLKpark, HBB Landscape Architects and Seattle Parks to learn more about what will be built next summer as we start the Phase I construction. Here about the  restoration of the forest, the link to the waterfront, tennis court renovation, trail improvements, off-leash area and more!  Bring a neighbor!


See preliminary grading sketches HERE



Join our active and vibrant community of lower Kinnear Park supporters in developing a plan to maintain and enhance this green oasis as a living asset for the Queen Anne community and Seattle.

FOLKpark is a local community group of residents and businesses that are working together to bring Lower Kinnear Park back to its roots as a natural urban forest and scenic communal gathering spot for friends and neighbors alike.

In collaboration with the community to revitalize this landmark urban forest, we are committed to:

  • Getting more people into lower Kinnear Park by increasing passive and active uses of the park and strengthening neighborhood connections to and within the park.
  • Sustaining lower KinnearPark's natural setting as a unique urban forest offering visitors a retreat from the bustle of the city.
  • Telling lower KinnearPark's story and celebrating its significance to Seattle's history.