Greenways in Crown Hill? Presentation April 22nd, 2013

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 [...]

Salmon Return to Carkeek Park

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 [...]

Walk Score® Now Includes Transit Score

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 [...]

‘Hood Hunt Wrap-up

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 [...]

Come out for our ‘Hood Hunt

NOTE: this is now over, please visit the Wrap Up article for the event.

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: [...]

Tree Walk enjoyed by many

On September 11, 2010 over 50 people participated in a 90 minute walking tour of some of Crown Hill’s landmark trees. Attendees were primarily from the Crown Hill neighborhood, but also included residents from nearby neighborhoods and some from Maple Valley and Bellevue. The tour featured remnants of an old orchard sprawled across what are [...]

Crown Hill Tree Walk, Sept 11, 2010

Tree Walk Flyer (click to enlarge)

Ever wonder about some of those trees that are neighborhood landmarks, or have unusual foliage, beautiful flowers? Come join your neighbors for a walking tour of some of the special trees that grace Crown Hill’s private yards and public spaces. You’ll see remnants of an old orchard sprawled [...]

Walk Bike Ride

Walk Bike Ride is a Seattle initiative to:

Create an equitable transportation system for all by providing more affordable travel choices Focus on the places where people want to be and add qualities that make them want to stay Prioritize right-of-way space to emphasize walking, biking and riding

The initiative emphasizes the transportation choices [...]

Murals of Crown Hill

Pipe wrench mural

Upon moving to Crown Hill in 2002, I noticed many blank walls on buildings, often tagged with graffiti, painted out graffiti, re-tagged, re-painted out, etc. What is it about a blank wall that encourages vandals to leave their marks? Our major streets, 15th Ave NW, Holman Road, and NW 85th Street [...]

Salmon return at Carkeek, Neighbors have expert guide for viewing

Enjoying a leisurely Saturday morning following Thanksgiving, 11 Crown Hill residents walked to Carkeek Park to check out the annual chum salmon return to Piper’s Creek. Doug Gresham, a wetlands ecologist and CH resident, provided expert commentary on the life cycle of salmon and the restoration project in Piper’s Creek.

Salmon Walk

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Bridge Painting on Holman Road

Seattle Department of Transportation will be doing some maintenance in December 2009 or January 2010.

Holman Road over 8th Ave NW bridge railings: SDOT is going to clean and paint the railings of the bridge on Holman Road. The proposed activity is in response to the need to prevent corrosion of the steel railings. There [...]

Crown Hill Tree Walk, Sept 11th, 2010

Crown Hill Neighbors’ tree walk with Arthur Lee Jacobson. See the full writeup here.

Where:

13th Ave NW and NW 95th September 11th 9AM

Family friendly walk to look at trees with one of Seattle’s foremost tree and plant experts to guide us through the treasures growing in our neighborhood.