Laurelhurst Elementary 3rd Grade Art Class using Sun Park.
Lindsay, one of the volunteers who keeps SUN Park (located at the corner of 47th Ave NE and 47th Street NE) looking beautiful, let us know that the neighborhood is invited to Mulch Day tomorrow morning from 10-noon.
SUN Park, which stands for Saving Urban Nature, is a small pocket park, just across the street from the north playground of Laurelhurst Elementary.
The land for the park was purchased in March 2007 by a group of Laurelhurst neighbors and friends, through donations to the Cascade Land Conservancy, in order o preserve a small open space from development. You can learn more here.
Originally there was a large 1920's Bungalow style house on this corner property. A developer divided the lot in three parcels and 2 houses were built on 2 of the lots. The Sun Park folks, along with many in the community, attended a meeting along with City representatives, to save the third parcel from being developed.
The small pocket park is taken care of by a group of Laurelhurst residents, as well as neighbors and friends who meet monthly to weed and care for the corner and also periodically hold fundraisers to maintain the park.
Tomorrow, during the annual Mulch Day, volunteers will spread 3 yards of mulch destined to keep the plants healthy and happy.
Lindsay told us that the pocket park is for everyone to enjoy, with native plants, paths and a relaxing bench, as well as big boulders to sit on.
If you'd like to help tomorrow, bring gloves, a rake or shovel.
Or Lindsay said "when you drive by on your way honk and let us know you appreciate the volunteers who have made this special spot for the neighborhood to enjoy,"