West Seattle weekend scene: Community barbecue sizzles at Roxhill Park

ORIGINAL REPORT, 12:38 PM: The sun made an unforecast appearance and there’s a good crowd at Roxhill Park for the first community barbecue organized by neighbors working to get more community involvement with the park – the cookout tent in our top photo is just part of it. Stop by for not only your free food, but also to find out more about what’s at the park, to share your ideas about potential future events and activities, and to connect with other groups and agencies.

We spotted Southwest Precinct Crime Prevention Coordinator Jennifer Danner and West Seattle Emergency Communications HubsCindi Barker, among others.

It’s on until 2 pm, just past the playground along 29th south of Barton. More photos later!

4:24 PM: Photos added above – plus, other barbecue scenes – that was Earl Lee on the grill:

Visitors got a chance to learn about wildlife in the park:

And support from nearby community groups – here’s Highland Park Action Committee vice chair Gunner Scott:

And, courtesy of organizer Kim Barnes, video from local musicians who played after our visit:

Eric and Ludovic, Roxhill Elementary parents, played music from Burkina Faso. Missed the party? Keep up with Roxhill Park’s community-centered future at roxhillpark.org.

5 Replies to "West Seattle weekend scene: Community barbecue sizzles at Roxhill Park"

  • kim June 9, 2018 (4:13 pm)

    Thank you, Lisa.  You can add sirens, seaplane and Geico-advertisement plane noise to the mix, as well as weed whackers, lawn mowers, blowers and power washers: all make more a gloriously peaceful weekend. Not.  At least most construction work is halted on the weekend, and the megaphones and screaming at the ballfields is pretty temporary.  I am well aware that there are far more serious issues to deal with, but this constant noise onslaught takes its toll.  

    • Kimbee June 9, 2018 (4:33 pm)

       ????? The BBQ wasn’t that loud. LOL Clearly this is a mis-post. Thank you all the hard working volunteers and Seattle Parks for the support! Let’s keep this community spirit going! 

      • WSB June 9, 2018 (4:56 pm)

        Sorry, that was clearly a comment meant for the earlier story, and I didn’t catch that in the admin view.

    • Eric June 9, 2018 (4:36 pm)

      Its was full of blessings,grace and compassion….

  • Debbie A. June 10, 2018 (8:52 am)

    Thank you for covering our event!  We hope to have it become an annual party.  We received some encouraging feedback about future activities to bring to the park/south end.  Stay tuned on Facebook @RoxhillParkWestSeattle or roxhillpark.org.

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