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Green Kirkland Day Work Party in OO Denny November 12th Join hundreds of volunteers in parks throughout Kirkland gathering to celebrate Green Kirkland Day and plant native trees, shrubs, and groundcovers. The event in O.O. Denny Park is from 10am – 2pm *Lunch is provided, find out more information and sign up. These 43 acres along Lake Washington have trails, picnic shelters, beaches, and more. OO Denny Park Trail Guide...read more
Christmas Ship at O.O. Denny Park Sunday, Dec. 18 – Boat stop and bonfire at 7:25 – 7:45 pm The Christmas Ship will visit O.O. Denny Park on the shores of Lake Washington Sunday, December 18. As usual, the flotilla will stand offshore and regale us with caroling and their beautiful Christmas lights. And we’ll have a roaring bonfire and free hot chocolate to keep us warm. FHNA is providing the hot chocolate and the city is providing the firewood — for which we are very grateful. The Christmas fleet is scheduled to arrive at 7:25...read more
The FHNA Board of Directors recently sent the attached letter to the King County Parks Director raising concerns about the relocation of soil storage bins at Big Finn Hill Park. The new location interferes with King County residents’ use of the park and is environmentally inappropriate. We are requesting the County move its storage bins to their previous location or another site that is not used for public recreation, and that does not create the risk of polluting streams or wetlands. We also request that the County restore the field to its...read more
Tree Removal NOT associated with development activity: Tree removal which does not involve the removal of more than two or the last two trees on the property and/or restrictions do not apply to the property (e.g. critical areas, subdivision restrictions, etc.) There are no fees associated with this review. Tree Removal associated with development activity has tree retention requirements. A tree retention plan is required with new development. The requirements vary depending on the type of development activity and use on the subject...read more
Due to the risks created by expected high winds, the northern end of Holmes Point Drive will be closed beginning late tonight through the end of the wind storm that has been forecasted for this weekend. The southern end of the Holmes Point Drive will remain open to traffic. The City is also advising residents to avoid parks, trails, and other wooded areas during wind storms.read more
Saturday, October 15th 10am-2pm Join the Green Kirkland Partnership, Washington Department of Natural Resources, the City of Kirkland Planning Department, and EarthCorps as we celebrate all the hard work that trees do on our behalf: filter our air, clean our water, create habitat for urban wildlife and calm peaceful places for us to enjoy nature. Volunteers will spend the time planting over 250 native trees, shrubs, and ground covers and removing invasive plants! Volunteer as an individual or organize a group of your friends, co-workers or...read more
DennyFest was the perfect antidote to cloudy skies. Several hundred Finn Hill residents came down to O.O. Denny Park and were treated to fantastic music, great burgers and hot dogs, a selection of pies and a tasty pot of chili. We had arts & crafts and a bouncy house for the kids, and a dog contest for our 4-legged friends. View the full DennyFest 2016 Photo Album on Flickr. Photos by Leah Berner Click on the images to view larger. Thank you Leah Berner for capturing DennyFest again this year. To see more of the photos that Leah has...read more
Thanks to the local businesses who helped sponsor DennyFest offsetting expenses and helping to keep it free for all who attend. Remember that when deciding if you should buy something online when it’s available locally. Thank you to the pie bakers and chili makers and to the Inglewood Presbyterian Church and Northshore Utility District for shuttle service. Thank you to ALL volunteers who make DennyFest so successful each...read more
If you could be any animal, what animal would you be? Feel yourself soar, on wings, like an eagle. Crouch like a tiger in the night. Curl up into a ball like a puppy. Or a beetle. Or a pangolin from Africa. There’s an Aardvark to Zebra array of choices. And Saturday at DennyFest is your chance to choose your dream animal, and be that animal. Sign up for a Wild Child Portrait by Francesca Lyman. Wild Child will be setting up the studio at noon, at the start of this year’s eighth annual DennyFest neighborhood festival. But get...read more
Yes, it’s that time again. DennyFest takes place Saturday, September 17, 2016 at O.O. Denny Park from noon to 4. Here are this year’s Top Ten reasons why you should be stopping by. 10. Since DennyFest on Sunday proved no guarantee of sun in the past, we’re promising you a view of Saturn this Saturday. It may end up just being a late model car in the parking lot, but still. 9. Bring your kids and the dog. Then find out what put the “Oh Oh” in O. O. Denny Park. 8. We need more pet videos on social media so turn your...read more