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Make a Licton Springs Community Center a Reality!

The need for a neighborhood community center has received a lot of attention during this election cycle. All of the major candidates running for the District 5 council seat have gone on record in support. The momentum is building, and your voice could help make the community center a reality.

At the recent Celebrate North Seattle event at Oaktree plaza, ALUV (Aurora-Licton Springs Urban Village) asked over 120 people what was most important to them about having a community center. The top 10 answers were:

  1. Playground
  2. Library
  3. Pool
  4. Large gathering space
  5. Sport Court
  6. Childcare
  7. Senior Activities
  8. After school programs
  9. Fitness classes
  10. Meeting Rooms

Community Center Survey Results

Below you can see a 2 minute video of our neighbors discussing why they want a community center:

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!

Mayor Jenny Durkan
[email protected]
(206) 684-4000
Twitter @MayorJenny

Debora Juarez – Current D5 Seattle City Council Representative
[email protected]

Ann Davison Sattler – D5 Candidate

Mark Mendez – D5 Candidate

John Lombard – D5 Candidate
[email protected]
Twitter: votejohnlombard

Seattle Parks & Recreation Strategic Plan
[email protected]


Check out Mineral Springs Park Improvements & Upcoming Events!

Thanks to the efforts of Mineral Springs Disc Golf Club, Mineral Springs Park's disc golf course just got a facelift with new tee pad signs installed. Check out some examples below!

Mineral Springs Park Hole 1 Mineral Springs Park Hole 4

Don't forget to check out the upcoming Mineral Springs Park events:

Mineral Springs Outdoor Movie Night 2019!


July 2019 Community Events

Social Events:

  • Monday, July 8th @ 5-8PM, 97th & Woodlawn Ave N Play Street, 97th-100th & Woodlawn Ave N
    Woodlawn Ave N (between 97th & 100th) is having a play street on Monday July 8th from 5-8 pm. Play Streets are a great way to connect with your neighbors and for kids to have fun! We'll have bikes, nerf, squirt guns and more. Bring a dish to share if you're so inclined.

  • Saturday, July 20th @ 1-4PM, North Precinct Police Picnic, 10049 College Way N
    Meet officers from Swat, Mounted Patrol, Canine, Bomb Squad, and more! Enjoy music, food, and entertainment. Learn how to get involved in preventing crime in your community!

North Precinct Police Picnic

Community Engagement Events:

  • Monday, July 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th @ 6PM-8:30PM, Robert Eagle Staff Middle School Grounds Beautification Effort, Robert Eagle Staff Middle School
    Please join Eagle Staff MS parents and community members to help pull weeds at Eagle Staff, specifically starting in/around the parking lot areas. Once finished out front, we will move to the west & back sides of the school. Compost bags, gloves, tools, ice cold beverages will be provided. If you prefer, you are welcome to BYO gloves, weeding tools, hat and a water bottle. Many hands make light work and this effort to care for our school grounds will instill pride for students, staff and families at your school, model environmental stewardship and ensures we are a good neighbor in our community. It will be great to see what we can accomplish together!!!

  • Tuesday, July 2nd @ 5PM-7PM, Mineral Springs Park Cleanup, Mineral Springs Park
    Gather at southeast corner of park. Work will focus on weeding eastern side of park between walking path and fence with condominiums, though other areas may also be worked on. Dress appropriately: sturdy shoes, clothes that can get dirty, recommend long-sleeve shirts and pants to protect from blackberry brambles. Tools and water provided.

  • Thursday, July 11th @ 7PM, ALUV Monthly Meeting, Epic Life Church 10510 Stone Ave N
    ALUV stands for Aurora Licton Urban Village and seeks to build a pedestrian-safe, visually vibrant, economically sound, livable, and welcoming urban village using sustainable-growth principles.

  • Saturday, July 13th @ 10AM, Friends of Licton Springs Park Clean-Up, Licton Springs Park
    Join FRIENDS OF LICTON SPRINGS for our monthly work party.

  • Saturday, July 13th @ 10:30AM-Noon, District 5 Candidate Forum, Taproot Theater
    Hosted by Greenwood Community Council

  • Sunday, July 14th @ 9:30AM, Love Aurora Clean-Up, Epic Life Church
    Neighborhood clean-up hosted by North Aurora (NORA) leadership committee and Epic Life Church. Meet at Epic Life/For North Seattle's facilities at 10510 Stone Ave N at 9:30am and head out the door after a brief training. Email Kevin for more details @ [email protected]

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]


Want to Learn More About the District 5 City Council Candidates?

Thank you to all the North Seattle neighbors who came to North Seattle Community College last week to hear four of the candidates for City Council D5 seat: Debora Juarez, John Lombard, Ann Davison Sattler, and Mark Mendez discuss affordable housing, homelessness, locations of a North Seattle police precinct, Northgate redevelopment, transportation, climate change and other hot topic issues.

The D5 Candidate Forum was sponsored by Licton Springs Community Council, D5 Community Network and ReVisioning Northgate.

If you didn't get to attend, the video is posted on the D5 Community Network Youtube Channel:

For more information about the candidates, check out the KODX June 15th Analysis of Dist. 5 City Council Race starting at the 23 minute mark and Speak Out Seattle's May 9th Candidate Forum.

For another opportunity to hear the District 5 candidates, Greenwood Community Council is holding a D5 candidate forum on July 13th at Taproot Theater from 10:30am-Noon.