Crown Hill Neighborhood Association is hosting a speaker from Ballard Greenways at the monthly meeting on Monday, April 22 at 7:15pm. There will be a short presentation followed by Q & A.
Seattle Greenways is a volunteer organization representing 19 neighborhoods. Their goal and mission is to plan and advocate for safe and healthy streets for all users. Come to the presentation on the 22nd to see how Crown Hill can become part of the coalition to make our streets safer for everyone!
Monday, April 22nd, 7:15 PM
Room 4 Crown Hill Center, 9250 14th Ave NW
The salmon are beginning their return to Pipers Creek in Carkeek Park. This happens every November when the rains start, assuming there are enough salmon who survived four years in the “great big world” of the Pacific Ocean to be able to return to their home ground and spawn.
On Wednesday, November 30, starting at 10 a.m. the Park naturalist will lead a salmon walk to view the habitat, the creek, and the overall Park. Starting point is the McAbee entrance on NW 100th Place just behind the QFC.
A couple of years ago, we wrote an article on Walk Score® from walkscore.com. The Walk Score® for an address is a measure of the walkability for that address, in other words how easy it is to walk to most destinations such as grocery stores, libraries, bookstores, etc. Scores at the high end (90-100) indicate an environment where “Daily errands do not require a car.” Scores at the low end (0-24) mean “Almost all errands require a car.”
The programmers at Walk Score® have recently implemented a similar index: Transit Score(tm) to indicate the transit friendliness of an address.
Try it yourself!
Go to WalkScore.com, enter your address, and see how you fare on these two measures of reduced automobile dependence.
The first ‘hood hunt in Crown Hill was held Saturday, April 9th, 2011. We had 39 folk assemble themselves into eleven ‘teams’ whose job was to visit 25 checkpoints in Crown Hill, and answer a ‘simple’ question about something at that checkpoint. Easy enough you say, but the maps did not have street names on them. Once each team dusted off their orienteering skills, they were then confronted with the formidable 5-1/2 mile route to visit each point and return within 75 minutes. Adding to the challenge were the grueling hills of Crown Hill which induced shortness of breath, and sore legs. Upon return, the scores were totaled for each team, and prizes awarded based on the number of correct answers and finishing order.
Try it yourself!
If you want to try your skills at the challenge, you can download the map and question sheet. It should be a pleasant hour plus spent walking around the neighborhood!
The Crown Hill ‘Hood Hunt is a map-based scavenger hunt with checkpoints that you must find using a map that has no street names. Use your map reading skills to keep track of where you are.
Here’s how it works: Come to the Crown Hill Center at 10 a.m., get a map and question sheet. The map covers about a square mile and contains twenty-five checkpoints from 85th Street to 100th Street. Find as many checkpoints as you can on foot in 75 minutes, and return to the finish. There are no items to “scavenge”, only a question to answer about something you will see at each checkpoint. Afterward, participants will gather for refreshments and share routes, stories, and answers.
You can go solo, or with a team of friends and family. It’s a great event for people who like to walk or jog and it’s a way to get to know your neighborhood and neighbors.
Prizes donated by Swanson’s Nursery and Holy Grounds Coffee Shop will be awarded to the top scoring finishers.
Start and Finish at the Crown Hill Center, 9250 14th Ave NW
$5 donation per team requested, but not required