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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

Lincoln Park historyCelebrate 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.

Speakers included:

Friends of Lincoln Park: Come Work With Us, by Sharon Baker, President, Friends of Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park History in a Nutshell, by Judy Pickens, local historian (script)

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

News coverage:

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 signCelebrate 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.

News coverage:

Happening now: ‘Celebrate Lincoln Park 2,’ shore to forest, West Seattle Blog (4/27/13)

 

Photos from Celebrate Lincoln Park: Part I
Seal Sitters celebrate Lincoln Park The Whale Trail celebrates Lincoln Park Friends of Lincoln Park celebrate Lincoln Park
Seattle Parks and Recreation celebrates Lincoln Park Friends of Lincoln Park celebrate Lincoln Park Alliance for Lincoln Park Nature (ALPN) celebrate Lincoln Park
FCA president David Haggerty celebrates Lincoln Park The Fauntleroy YMCA celebrates Lincoln Park The Fauntleroy Community Association celebrates Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park Celebration I photos by Irene Stewart.

Photos from Celebrate Lincoln Park: Part II
Celebrate Lincoln Park tours Ann and Gary Dawson Bruce Butterfield and Bob Venezia
Kids activities at Celebrate Lincoln Park Lincoln Park pathway FCA celebrates Lincoln Park
Lincoln Park playground FCA board members Gordon Wiehler, Kathleen Dellplain & David Haggerty Bird tour with Trileigh Tucker
Lincoln Park nest Lush spring growth in Lincoln Park Birding tour through Lincoln Park
Birding tour at Lincoln Park Hummingbird at Lincoln Park Lincoln Park pathway
Lincoln Park undergrowth Mother Nature Seattle Parks and Recreation staff
Celebrate Lincoln Park exhibits Owl house at Lincoln Park Barred Owl photo by Irene Stewart
Park rangers Lincoln Park trees Seal Sitters at Celebrate Lincoln Park
Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park
Bruce Butterfield, former FCA president, celebrates Lincoln Park Lincoln Park sculpture FCA celebrates Lincoln Park