Lincoln Park was well feted by the community on April 23 and April 27, 2013. Fauntleroy Community Association and several community organizations hosted a two-part celebration.
Celebrate Lincoln Park: Part I
Celebrate Lincoln Park: Part I was held Tuesday, April 23 (6:30–8:30 p.m.) at The Hall at Fauntleroy. It featured information tables and presentations about the history, creatures, and ecological importance of the park, presented by Seal Sitters, the Whale Trail, Fauntleroy YMCA, Seattle Parks and Recreation, Puget Sound Partnership, Seattle Animal Control, Friends of Lincoln Park, and the Alliance for Lincoln Park Nature.
Friends of Lincoln Park: Come Work With Us, by Sharon Baker, President, Friends of Lincoln Park
Stories From the Forest (8.6MB file), Trileigh Tucker, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, Seattle University
Parks Legacy Plan, by Christopher Williams, Acting Superintendent, Seattle Parks and Recreation
Celebrate Lincoln Park meeting shares information, explores Seattle Parks legacy plan, West Seattle Herald (4/23/13)
Video: Watching, listening, and learning at ‘Celebrate Lincoln Park,’ part 1, West Seattle Blog (4/24/13)
Celebrate Lincoln Park: Part II
Celebrate Lincoln Park: Part II was held Saturday, April 27 (10:30–2:30 p.m.) at the park. Birders, beach naturalists, nature photographers and artists were involved in planning the event.
Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalists (a volunteer group) helped visitors explore the beach during a minus-2.6’ tide. Seal Sitters, Tox-Ick, Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, and Seattle Aquarium staff offered expert information near the shoreline. Local experts in birds, marine life, plants, ecology, nature photography, and art led nature walks and creative activities in the upper part of the park, helping visitors learn about forest plants and birds, and how to take good nature photos, keep a journal, and sketch or paint what you see. Children played leaf-hunt bingo and other games.
For a detailed schedule of April 27 events, click here.
For a printable map of Lincoln Park, click here.
Happening now: ‘Celebrate Lincoln Park 2,’ shore to forest, West Seattle Blog (4/27/13)
Lincoln Park Celebration I photos by Irene Stewart.