Volunteers at Work at Crown Hill Center

On Saturday, May 14th, a group of 10 volunteers working under the direction of Catherine Weatbrook spent several hours working on the grounds of and inside the Crown Hill Center. Catherine reports substantial progress on the following projects:

Playground landscape improvements Spreading wood chips around the oak tree at 13th and 95th. This project effort [...]

Crown Hill Center Grant to Repair Roof Moves Forward

At the Ballard District Council meeting on May 11th, a grant to repair the roof of the south wing of the future Crown Hill Center received an excellent rating. This means the grant will move forward to the next round, a city-wide review of all large project neighborhood matching grant applications for this year. The [...]

Crown Hill Center Playground Survey

Recently Small Faces completed work on a grant to install a new play structure in the playground area. This is Phase 1 of a plan to revitalize the playground area. The playground and new structure are open to the public when Small Faces is not using them. Crown Hill Center/Small Faces are asking folk to [...]

Crown Hill Arts Festival, November 13th, 2010

Crown Hill Arts Festival 2010

November 13, 2010

Admission is FREE!

The Crown Hill Center is proud to present the 2010 Crown Hill Arts Festival!

Doors open at 6:30pm

Artwalk Stroll the Artwalk and enjoy paintings and photography from local artists. Local community groups and building tenants will have information tables in the [...]

The Big Dig: Asphalt Missing from Small Faces Playground

Missing Pavement: Scene of the Crime

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

It has been recently reported that asphalt pavement has been removed from the playground area at Small Faces (on the east side of the building). Some neighbors reported the perpetrators were operating “a trencher or maybe a backhoe and a dump truck.”

Seizing the moment, retired [...]

Crown Hill Center Playground Update

We’ve just received this from Lynn Wirta about the Crown Hill Center Playground version 2.0. You can view the plans presented at the April 28th meeting here. This is a great opportunity to meet neighbors and community members interested in helping out with this community resource.

The Committee is looking for large landscape [...]

Gilbert & Sullivan Housewarming and Open Rehearsal, June 8th, 2010

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The Seattle Gilbert and Sullivan Society cordially invites all members of the Crown Hill community for a gala housewarming and open rehearsal preview of selections from their upcoming productions HMS Pinafore and Cox and Box.

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 7PM Crown Hill Center 9250 14th Ave NW FREE!

Perhaps you noticed [...]

Crown Hill Park Meeting Wrap-up

Crown Hill Park Meeting

On April 28th, 2010, more than 50 community members gathered in room 4 of the Crown Hill Center (formerly Crown Hill Elementary School) to hear about, see and provide community input on the latest plans for the soon to be Crown Hill Park. Kim Baldwin, Pamela Alspaugh, and Shwu-Jen Hwang [...]

New Playground Plans for Small Faces

Lynn Wirta unveils the new playground plans

At the recent Seattle Parks and Recreation Dept. community meeting to present the proposed plan for the new (as yet unnamed) Crown Hill park, Lynn Wirta presented the conceptual drawings for the new Small Faces playground. Lynn is the recently retired director of Small Faces, and she [...]

Our New Crown Hill Park Needs a Name....

We received the following press release from Seattle Parks and Recreation about naming 3 new parks in Seattle. One of the parks is our new Crown Hill Park. They are actively seeking submissions of names from the community now until June 2nd, 2010. Please submit suggestions for park names in writing by June 2, 2010, [...]

Poll: Crown Hill Community Center Playground

The Crown Hill Community Center recently received a Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Small and Simple grant for $17000 to work on upgrading the play ground at the Crown Hill Center.

We received an appeal from Johnny Otto, Director of Small Faces Child Development Center for community input in the form of an online survey. Please [...]

Crown Hill Park Public Input Meeting

The future Crown Hill Park is nearly here! The temporary Fire Station #35 will be moving back into the new quarters later this year. And that clears the way to move forward on the Crown Hill Park. The park is to be located on the southern portion of the former Crown Hill Elementary School site. [...]

Small Faces Fences

Lynn Wirta, Small Faces Emeritus Executive Director, has asked for community input and assistance in designing the play field fences east of the school building.

Small Faces is slowly moving towards renovating the playground, (including the fence issue) now that the building has been secured. We have several draft drawings that are a [...]

Crown Hill Arts Festival, November 7, 2009

The Crown Hill Project Working Group is proud to present the 2009 Crown Hill Arts Festival!

Admission is FREE!

Doors open at 6:30pm

Arts Festival Poster

Artwalk

Stroll the Artwalk and enjoy paintings and photography from local artists. Local community groups and building tenants will have information tables in the hallway.

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Small Faces Playground Structure Dedication, 35th Anniversary!

Small Faces Child Development Center will be dedicating their new playground structure and celebrating their 35th Anniversary on Saturday, September 11th, 2010 from 11 AM to 1 PM. Small Faces recently received a Seattle Dept of Neighborhoods Small and Simple Grant to procure and install a new play structure on the playground. With the help [...]