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Shoreline's first street mural project is complete!

Come see the newest public art in Parkwood at Corliss and N 149th. Don't forget to check out the mural at Densmore and 160th, too. Thank you so much, City of Shoreline City, and our inspirational artist, Sara Snedeker at Wildflower Murals! You may find more photos on our Facebook page.

Learn more about light rail

The Parkwood Neighborhood Association Board is actively involved with light rail planning. Check out this page on our site for more info.

Start a Shoreline Watch

Want to help reduce criminal activity? One important way to do this is by starting or joining a Shoreline Watch. Receive support from Shoreline Police as they provide safety tips and information on crime prevention. Most importantly, get to know your neighbors and look out for one another. Click here for more information.

Parkwood Neighborhood Association looks out
for its neighbors

2015 Annual Winter Social included project to benefit local charities

Parkwood Neighborhood Association (PNA), second place winner of the 2014 Neighborhood of the Year award from Neighborhoods USA, created over 60 hygiene kits to benefit homeless individuals and families served through Hopelink Shoreline and Center for Human Services at its winter social on February 6th.

Each kit contained a toothbrush donated by local Shoreline orthodontist Dr. Zachton Lowe, as well as, a bar of soap, dental floss, shampoo and deodorant all donated by residents. Additional items contributed in bulk to the two charities included feminine hygiene products, razors and shaving cream.

Schielke adds, “The project was one of the highlights of our winter social. People felt so good working together to help our neighbors. We look forward to finding more ways to build Parkwood’s sense of community through service to others.”

See photos of this great evening on our Parkwood in Action page.

Kudos!

Congratulations to Parkwood residents who accepted important volunteer appointments in 2015:

Katie Schielke, appointed by the City Council to serve a four-year term on the City of Shoreline Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services/Tree Board.

Mike Webb, nominated by the PNA to represent ­Parkwood on the 145th Street Multimodal Corridor Study Citizen ­Advisory Task Force (CATF), and elected chair by his fellow CATF members.

Michelle Morgan, elected president of the Parkwood ­Elementary PTA. 

PNA won second place in the nation for 2014 Neighborhood of the Year in the Neighborhoods USA national competition!

Neighborhoods, USA named Parkwood Neighborhood Association in Shoreline as 2014 Neighborhood of the Year Second Place Winner at its luncheon held May 23 at the 39th annual NUSA conference in Eugene, Oregon.

Parkwood Neighborhood Association (PNA) won the award in the Social Revitalization category for creating a neighborhood "dream team" Board over the last year. The group, made up primarily of young professionals who are moving their families into Parkwood, has a unique combination of skills that make it a nimble, productive team.

In one short year the group hosted three large neighborhood social events; surveyed neighborhood residents about their interests; established bylaws, goals and a work plan; invited speakers to address neighborhood issues of crime prevention, surface water and local park management; helped establish a citizen's group for light rail station area planning; sent a newsletter to all residents; and established a web site, Facebook page, and email list for communication to the neighborhood.

 

PNA Chair Katie Schielke and Board member Jennifer Cohen after PNA won the NUSA award.

Twin Ponds Updates

The Twin Ponds Stewards work weekly on Sunday mornings. If you would like to participate in the park's restoration work, contact twinpondsstewards@gmail.com or call Yoshiko Saheki at 206/362-0149.

We're happy to announce that the Parkwood Neighborhood Association was awarded a 2015 mini-grant from the City of Shoreline! With this grant, we have added two new benches to the play area, installed a bulletin board, and have a spectacular mural on the exterior of the bathroom.

 

Our new mural, funded by a Shoreline Mini-Grant was completed in September, 2015 by artist Michiko Tanaka.

The summer drought of 2015 took a toll on the natural areas of Twin Ponds Park. More than a dozen conifers, and others showed signs of drought stress. Yet the Stewards of Twin Ponds Park had a successful fall (2015), owing largely to an environmental mini-grant from the City. As the rains returned, the Stewards planted more than 70 native plants and shrubs including fringe cup, gooseberry, avens, flowering current, twinberry, Oregon grape, devil’s club and assorted ferns. They were also able to purchase a steel storage box and tools, which greatly aided the fall planting and weekly work parties. The Stewards received help from Evergreen 8th graders who hauled two yards of mulch by wheelbarrow for the new plantings.

For many of us, Twin Ponds holds a special place in our neighborhood. It serves as our gathering spot, our garden, our get-away. These improvements and mini-grants will go a long way to making our park even better. The Parkwood Neighborhood Association and Stewards of Twin Ponds are excited to partner with the City of Shoreline to help make our park the best it can be.

 

 Twin Ponds Work Party, July 15, 2015

Locking Mailboxes for the Neighborhood

Thank you everyone who participated in the locking mailbox order. As a neighborhood, we purchased 25 mailboxes together! If you missed this round but still would like to order one, please let us know. We will likely put together another bulk purchase this fall if there is enough interest.

Photo provided by Ray & Linda. Well done, it looks great! Please contact us to receive updates regarding locking mailboxes. Interested in a neighborhood cluster box? Please review our FAQ.