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Seattle celebrates the 20th Annual Neighbor Appreciation Day!

By master · February 5th, 2014 · No Comments


For 20 years Seattle Neighborhoods have been appreciating what makes them so special, all of our neighbors! Join in the celebration this Saturday February 8th with a few festivities being put on by the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and other local organizations.

Here are a few ways to get involved:

1) Plan an activity for your neighborhood (here are a few suggestions) and add it to the official Events Calendar! Fremont doesn’t currently have any events schedule but the Ballard Pool is throwing a Pool Party and with $2 admission for all ages and Fremont is invited!

2) Send a Neighbor Appreciation Day card, something like these festive notes.

3) Share stories about your neighborhood or neighbors with the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and read what other people are saying about your neighborhood!

Neighbor Appreciation Day also coincides with Feet First’s 2nd Annual Stairway Walks Day taking place in neighborhoods across Seattle.

What are Seattle Stairway Walks? Coordinators describe the event as a way to discover even more in your neighborhood from urban history, greenspaces, quirky art scenes (Fremont!) and notable architecture. Feet First works to ensure that all Washington communities are walkable and Fremont is no exception. This Saturday, February 8th, there will be a guided neighborhood walk in Fremont. Details about the Fremont Stairway Walk are below:

We’ll start this Fremont survey with a stroll along the Burke-Gilman trail, before heading up residential streets and stairways to a hidden gem of the neighborhood, Fremont Peak Park. Then we’ll turn back down, threading our way through the eastern side of the neighborhood. This walk will show us out-of-the-way nooks and crannies, as well as more touristy sights of an old neighborhood with a resilient history.

Walk Leader: Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassador, Naomi Botkin
Numbers: 3.2 miles: 224 steps down, 302 steps up.

The Fremont walk does still have spaces available and is FREE, there is a five dollar suggested donation per participant. However should the Fremont walk fill up the nearby neighborhoods of Ravenna and University of Washington might still have space. All walks run from 10AM-12PM on Saturday.

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