More Art in Licton Springs

You may already be familar with the Light Bulb Bench and Big Tesla located around the Seattle City Light North Service Center building but earlier this month, two new art works were dedicated by Seattle City Light and the City of Seattle Arts & Culture.

The two pieces “Undulating Currents” and “Licton Flow”, located on N 97th St, were created by renowned artist W. Scott Trimble and commissioned with the City Light 1% for Art funds administered by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.

Seattle City Light 2019: W. Scott Trimble

Seattle City Light Art

Be sure to take a stroll through the Seattle City Light North Service Center building to see additional artwork inside.

Have you seen any other public art in Licton Springs? Let us know in the comments.


Licton Springs Community Council Wants Your Input!


The Licton Springs Community Council has created a neighborhood survey to hear what issues are of most concern to people in the Licton Springs neighborhood. You can fill out the survey anonymously or include your email if you would like to be entered into the raffle or added to the neighborhood listserv.

Thank you to Salt Blade for generously donating the prize to support Licton Springs!

You can find the survey here. Please respond by January 6, 2020.


November 2019 Community Events

Social Events:

  • Sunday, November 3rd, Danish Holiday Bazaar, 11-3PM, Northwest Danish Association (1833 N 105th)
    Come eat and shop while you support the Northwest Danish Association! Open to the public.

  • Saturday, November 9th, Better Books Sale, 9AM-5PM, North Seattle College
    This sale features hundreds of “like-new,” gift quality books of all genres starting at $3!

  • Wednesday, November 13th, Seattle City Light Art Celebration, 1PM-2PM, Seattle City Light.

Seattle City Light Art Celebration Flyer

Community Engagement Events:

  • November 3,6,8,10 & 13, RESMS Grounds Beautification, 1-4PM, Robert Eagle Staff Middle School
    Join us to help cleanup the Eagle Staff school grounds! The primary job is weeding and spreading mulch.

  • Wednesday, November 6th @ 7-8:30PM, SPD North Precinct Advisory Council, Northaven Senior Housing, Harbor Room
    Informal networking with law enforcement and community members follows the Captain’s precinct update as time permits.

  • Saturday, November 9th @ 10AM-2PM, Friends of Licton Springs Park Clean Up, Licton Springs Park
    Join FRIENDS OF LICTON SPRINGS for our monthly work party.

  • Thursday, November 14th @ 7PM, ALUV Monthly Meeting, Epic Life Church 10510 Stone Ave N
    Joining ALUV this month is Robin Amadon from LIHI and Jesus Aguirre, the Parks and Recreation Superintendent.

  • Wednesday, November 20th @ 6:30-8PM, Licton Springs Community Council Meeting, Cascadia Elementary School
    Licton Springs Community Council represents the interests of the residents and the owners of commercial and professional businesses in the Licton Springs Neighborhood of the City of Seattle, Washington, to improve community welfare and happiness, and to promote a quality of life consonant with an urban, residential community.

To stay up to date on other activities coming up, check out LoveLicton's calendar.

Hope to see you at an upcoming event! Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments below or by emailing us at [email protected]


Landmarks Preservation Board approves nomination of Licton Springs Park for landmark status

As mentioned earlier this year, Licton Springs Park was nominated as a historic site. A copy of the nomination is posted on Seattle Department of Neighborhoods website here.

On October 16, 2019 the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board approved the designation of Licton Springs Park as an official historic site with final approval expected in early 2020. LoveLicton and the Licton Springs Community Council were pleased to support the proposal and congratulate the First People of the Pacific Northwest and Urban Native Education Alliance.

This approval marks Seattle's first Indigenous landmark. You can read more about the park and the history in the Crosscut article from Oct 29th.


Call to Action: ALUV Community Center Feasibility Funds

We wrote about the need for an Aurora-Licton Urban Village community center earlier this year. Now, we could use your help in letting the city council know about the need for funding for a feasibility study in the 2020 budget. The Licton Springs Community Council voted in support of this initiative.

ALUV Boundaries and Seattle Community Centers

You can find a sample letter from ALUV here.

If you support the idea of a neighborhood community center, reach out to your elected representatives, and those running to represent you, and let them know! You can reach the city council at [email protected]

Also, if you are available, please attend and voice support at the Budget Hearing on Tuesday, October 22nd starting at 5:30 pm at City Hall (600 4th Ave). Sign-in begins at 3:00.