West Seattle weekend scene: HPIC’s new rain garden

June 1, 2013 at 4:11 pm | In Environment, Highland Park, West Seattle news | 6 Comments

What was long just another stretch of asphalt in the Highland Park Improvement Club parking lot is now a brand-new rain garden, after today’s planting party gave it the finishing touches. As explained on the HPIC website (where you also can see the Rain Dog Designs vision for the garden), “every little bit helps” to get toxic runoff water out of the drains that run right into the Duwamish River and Puget Sound. (You can find out about possibilities for your own little corner of West Seattle, by checking with RainWise.)


  1. I got to help my little neighbor Georgia plant 2 plants – she had a great time. Thanks for everyone that stopped by.

    Comment by Christie — 6:31 pm June 1, 2013 #

  2. Great community event today. Thank you everyone welcoming June to Seattle with another rain garden

    Comment by David - Rain Dog Designs — 7:23 pm June 1, 2013 #

  3. It was great to meet so many nice neighbors and local folks. And the garden looks great; nice job!

    Comment by Sonya — 8:48 pm June 1, 2013 #

  4. Beautiful!

    Don’t forget to register the rain garden on the 12,000 Rain Gardens website!


    Comment by Talaki34 — 5:34 am June 2, 2013 #

  5. It was a great event! So glad that so many people were able to come out and participate. Thank you to all the neighbors that were so essential to making the day a success. Hope that that Highland Park is soon covered with rain gardens!

    Comment by Hannah — 11:16 am June 3, 2013 #

  6. Thanks to everyone who came out on Saturday to help us celebrate our new rain garden, and to learn about control of stormwater runoff. We hope to see more of these showing up around the neighborhood soon.

    Comment by Blair Johnson — 11:34 am June 3, 2013 #

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