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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
DennyFest Valet Service …now with TWO vans operating! It’s convenient! It’s fast! It’s free! Ride in a 14-passenger van from our satellite parking lot at the nearby Inglewood Presbyterian Church directly to DennyFest at O.O. Denny Park. The Church is located at 7718 NE 141st St. in Kirkland, just down the street from Finn Hill QFC: Forget about struggling to find a space on Holmes Pointe Drive. Forget about parking at a precarious angle or getting blocked in. Forget about wasting time behind the wheel, hoping to find...read more
O.O. Denny Park DennyFest 2016 Saturday, September 17th at 12-4pm Live Music, BBQ, Chili Cookoff, Pie Contest, Dog Show & Parade, Kids’ Activities, Trail Tour, Bouncy House, Face Painting, City of Kirkland Info Booths. Come Join the Fun! (Click to view full...read more
In 2008, members of DCNA completed an exhaustive survey of the watershed topography and an analysis of the natural areas’ capability to sustain a healthy habitat for native species, including salmon and trout in Denny Creek. The 2007 Denny Creek Watershed Survey provided the community and government agencies with an invaluable assessment of the impact of development and drainage engineering on Denny Creek and its 860-acre watershed. Learn more about Denny Creek Preservation. AMTEST Reports AMTEST Report October 2006 (PDF) AMTEST Report...read more
Saturday, September 17 – DennyFest!: Say farewell to summer at our annual neighborhood bash in O.O. Denny Park. As usual, we’ll have great music — the Geoffrey Castle Band and the Finn Hillbillies — and magic, and a dog show, chili and pie contests, games and sports for teens, a bouncy house for the kids, and crafts, and free food and drink. This is a terrific event for the whole family. And, yes, we can use volunteers to help with set up and clean up. And we are always looking for the next great chili or pie recipe, or the...read more
Friday, September 9 – Host Expedia volunteers at the Juanita Woodlands: Over the past several years, Expedia volunteers have come to our Juanita Woodlands to pull ivy and blackberries and plant new trees. About 60 Expedia employees will show up on September 9 to continue their good work in the Juanita Woodlands. We’re lucky to have their help — and we’d like to keep them coming by ensuring that their experience is enjoyable and fulfilling. We are looking for Finn Hill residents to help Expedia’s volunteers identify which plants to...read more