Photo Credit: Kirkland Parks Foundation

From Our Founder

Parks are an integral part of our lives and shape our community. After living overseas for 17 years I appreciate the richness and diversity we have here in Kirkland more than ever. Raising two young boys in Hong Kong had a lot of advantages but finding parks and open spaces was a challenge; if you were lucky enough to find some grass – you couldn’t walk on it.

After returning to Kirkland in 2007 and engaging in numerous conversations with various members of this community, one theme kept showing up; as wonderful as our parks are, there are always ways to make them better….

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Photo Credit: Dana Nunnelly

You Can Make a Difference

Wondering what you can do to make a difference? We love it when people get involved at whatever commitment level works for you. Bring us a project idea, plant some seeds, make a donation, volunteer to table at an event, or just pick a project that you like and tell your friends! Our organization is successful because you care enough to spread the word and bring our projects to life. These are your parks—let us know how YOU want to use them!

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Photo Credit: Seattle Tilth

Accomplishments

In just 10 months of our first year of funding projects, we raised a total of $39,995 to bring to life five different projects in our parks…

Waverly Beach Picnic Shelter
Currently under construction and scheduled to be finished by June 2016. 
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Native Plants for Green Kirkland Day
Over 500 plants were planted for the
 first Green Kirkland Day. read more…
Sand at Marina Park
Two piles of sand were delivered Marina Park for many kids to enjoy. 
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Learning Garden at McAuliffe Park
Volunteers are creating the garden, and the final supplies are purchased. 
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Pet-Friendly Drinking Fountain at David E. Brink Park
A dog fountain has been purchased and will be installed in Spring 2016. read more…

Check Out Our Projects!

Santa’s Mailbox in Downtown Kirkland

Santa’s Mailbox in Downtown Kirkland

Community, Moss Bay
Take part in Kirkland's holiday celebration this year by helping fund a mailbox with direct service to Santa Claus. Donate today to share in the magic! GOAL: $2,100
New Sand for Marina Park Beach!

New Sand for Marina Park Beach!

Community, Moss Bay
Raise funds to put new sand at the beach at Marina Park for the start of summer! GOAL: $1,000
New Sand for Houghton Beach!

New Sand for Houghton Beach!

Community, Lakeview
Raise funds to put new sand on Houghton Beach for the beginning of summer! GOAL: $1,000
Pet-Friendly Drinking Fountain at David E. Brink Park

Pet-Friendly Drinking Fountain at David E. Brink Park

Community, Moss Bay
Help purchase a new, pet-friendly drinking fountain to be installed at David Brink Park to provide clean drinking water access for all pets walking along the Lake Washington Boulevard. GOAL: $3,400

 

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