West Seattle, Washington
(Image from community grant application)
The next step in a redesigned future for the Delridge Triangle – at Delridge/Barton – is next Saturday (June 1st). Here’s the invite from Friends of the Delridge Triangle:
Save the Date! June 1st: Delridge Triangle Community Review of Redesign Concepts
The landscape architects have been busy and we’re ready to present the redesign concepts for the Delridge Triangle!
You’re invited to attend the upcoming community to review the four design ideas.
We need your input!
Fun activities to explore and share your vision for the Triangle.
Be counted! Have your voice heard by both SDOT and Seattle Parks.
Learn about the next steps that will make the Delridge Triangle “A Place For Our Community To Play”.
All are welcome!
When: Saturday, June 1st, 9 am-11 am
Where: Highland Park Improvement Club, 1116 SW Holden.
Doors open at 8:45 am. Plenty of parking in the area. Snacks will be provided.
Makers will guide the review as the project landscape architects.
Community work to redesign the triangle goes back more than two years.
Thanks to David Hutchinson for the photo – instead of the sunset from Alki, this time it’s a view of who’s on Alki at sunset. Busy night, as he observed. With the temperature expected to be in the 70s tomorrow, Memorial Day evening is likely to bring a crowd too.
We visited Forest Lawn Cemetery (6701 30th SW; WSB sponsor) in High Point today to photograph the flags marking veterans’ graves. Tomorrow, you are invited to the annual remembrance ceremony there, a short and simple reminder of what Memorial Day is all about, 2 pm. One of the local veterans’ organizations that participates, American Legion Post 160, also welcomes help putting up the flags in The Junction tomorrow morning and/or taking them down, whenever you’re available – meet at the NE corner of California/Alaska a few minutes before 9 am and/or 5 pm. And after the Forest Lawn ceremony, Post 160 invites you to a free community barbecue at its HQ in The Triangle, 3618 SW Alaska, starting around 3:15 pm.
Four weeks after they both (re)surfaced, West Seattle’s mystery birds have been sighted again this afternoon:
THE WEST SEATTLE TURKEY: This bird seems to be southbound now. First sightings were in Seola and Arbor Heights in late April – 3 years after another string of turkey sightings – and it moved north to Alki Point, then east to Admiral/Belvidere, where it seemed to have settled – until this sighting today near Tibbetts United Methodist Church, about midway between Admiral and The Junction.
Linda sent that photo/report; this next one is from E:
THE WEST SEATTLE GOLDEN PHEASANT: This one has not ranged far from the Arbor Heights area since we published a sighting four weeks ago, six years after the previous series of sightings. E’s photo was taken today in the Marine View Drive area.
Midway through this three-day weekend, here’s something coming up next weekend that you might want to plan ahead to be part of: The monthly West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails guided hike on June 1st offers the chance to “Walk Native Land” with someone who knows all about it. The announcement:
Celebrate National Trails Day in our West Duwamish Greenbelt!
“Walk Native Land” with Ken Workman, a descendant of Chief Seattle and a member of the Duwamish Tribe. Ken will talk about his personal experience growing up in the greenbelt and his tribe’s use of the land and nearby Duwamish River.
The hike begins at 10 a.m. near the Seattle Chinese Garden at South Seattle College. We’ll walk down Puget Ridge to the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center and return. This hike is on unimproved trail with aspirations to be a connector between ridge and river, about two miles round-trip with 200 feet of elevation gain coming back. Wear good shoes or boots and be prepared for small obstacles like logs, brush, and walking near the edge of West Marginal Way.
South Seattle College is at 6000 16th Ave. SW (bus route 125). Enter at the north entrance and we will meet near the first building on your left. Parking is on 16th Ave. SW or at the arboretum and garden center at the college.
This walk is sponsored by West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails. Please join us for greenbelt walks scheduled on the first Saturday of each month until October!
By Tracy Record
West Seattle Blog editor
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Your holiday weekend continues … first:
Now, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
MEMORIAL DAY POPPIES: Didn’t get yours on Saturday? American Legion Post 160 and Auxiliary Unit 160 are scheduled to be back outside West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) today, 9 am-3 pm. Donations support local veterans. (4201 SW Morgan)
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Yes, even on holiday weekends! 10 am-2 pm in the street in the heart of The Junction, see what’s fresh this week. (California SW between SW Alaska and SW Oregon)
HIGHLAND PARK SPRAYPARK: Second day of the season for West Seattle’s only spraypark, open 11 am-8 pm. (1100 SW Cloverdale)
COLMAN POOL: Second of three days that you can swim this preseason weekend at West Seattle’s outdoor saltwater public pool, on the beach at Lincoln Park. Noon-7 pm; see the session-specific schedule here. (8603 Fauntleroy Way SW)
BLUEGRASS JAM: You’re invited to play, sing, and/or listen, starting at 7 pm at Parliament Tavern. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
LOOK AHEAD … via our complete calendar.