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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.


Public Hours for Cascadia Elementary Playground

We received some questions from neighbors about the public hours for the Cascadia Elementary playground. We learned from the Licton Springs Community Council that the playground is expected to be open to the public in the evenings after school lets out (2:30PM) during the week and on weekends. Occasionally, there may be times when it's closed to the public for school based events. The playground gate can be locked by accident but if it is locked you can call SPS Safety and Security at 206.252.0707 and request that they unlock it.

As a follow-up, we are looking into the public hours for the track. Do you know them? Let us know in the comments!

Track at Robert Eagle Staff and Cascadia Elementary Schools


Calling All Gardeners & Volunteers

Cascadia Elementary School and Robert Eagle Staff Middle School are looking for volunteers to help with grounds beautification!

The next weeding session for Cascadia Elementary school is on Friday, October 18th. You can find more information here.

The next weeding session for Robert Eagle Staff Middle School is on Wednesday, October 16th from 1PM-4PM with future sessions occurring on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday afternoons in October and November. You can find more information about upcoming volunteer sessions and RSVP here.

No experience necessary!

This is a great opportunity to pitch in for the greater good, build some community, and help make the neighborhood schools beautiful!


October 2019 Community Events

Social Events:

  • Saturday, October 5th, Harvest Potluck @ Licton Springs P-Patch, 1-3PM, Licton Springs P-Patch
    The community is invited to join the gardeners at the p-patch for the annual potluck. Bring a dish to share. Rain or shine!

  • Monday, October 21st, North Seattle Tech Talks: Intro to Machine Learning, 6-8PM, North Seattle College CC1161

  • Saturday, October 26th & Sunday, October 27th, PSMS Wild Mushroom Show 2019, North Seattle College
    Join us at the 56th Annual Wild Mushroom Show so you too can say "Wow! I had no idea there were so many mushrooms" and "Can I eat it?".

  • Thursday, October 31st, Licton Springs Halloween Walk, 4:30-6PM, Licton Springs Park
    Walk the Licton Springs Park path and meet friends of the forest with treats. Free hot cider and music at the playground. All are welcome to this community event. Sponsored By Licton Springs Community Council. Interested in volunteering to be a friend of the forest? Contact Melanie at [email protected]

Licton Springs Halloween Walk

Community Engagement Events:

  • Tuesday, October 1st @ 5-7PM, Northgate Redevelopment Open House, Northgate Mall Food Court
    Join NHL Seattle and Northgate Mall on October 1st from 5pm - 7pm PT to learn about the plans for NHL Seattle's future headquarters. Attendees will have the chance to look at renderings, ask questions and speak to NHL Seattle representatives. Attendees will also be able to win prizes from Northgate retailers and NHL Seattle! Light refreshments will be available for those in attendance.

Northgate Community Open House

  • Wednesday, October 2nd @ 1-3PM, Coffee with a Cop, Starbucks (8301 Aurora Ave N)
    Coffee with a Cop

  • Wednesday, October 2nd @ 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.

  • Friday, October 4th & October 18th @ 8-10am, Cascadia Community Weeding, Cascadia Elementary 1330 N. 90th St. Seattle, WA 98103
    The grounds around Cascadia need some sprucing up and we need lots of help! Last year focused on weeding and mulching the beds around the parking lot. This year will continue last year’s efforts and expand to the beds all along Wallingford Avenue. Join the fun! Meet outside the school after drop-off on Friday, and we’ll make things better than we found them. Bring your own weeding gear if you have it—if not, we have tools you can use. No experience necessary! This is a great opportunity to pitch in for the greater good, build some community, and help make our school beautiful!

  • Wednesday, October 9th @ 6PM, N. Precinct Public Meeting, Washelli Chapel
    This public meeting will be led by the North Precinct Captain (via Q & A forum style) with SPD, and other local agencies to discuss crime and safety issues that are impacting Aurora businesses and homeowners. All are welcome to attend. Please join us and hear about what work Seattle Police has been doing Aurora.

  • Thursday, October 10th @ 7PM, ALUV Monthly Meeting, Epic Life Church 10510 Stone Ave N
    Joining ALUV this month is Deputy Mayor David Moseley.

  • Saturday, October 12th @ 10AM-2PM, Friends of Licton Springs Park Clean Up, Licton Springs Park
    Join FRIENDS OF LICTON SPRINGS for our monthly work party.

  • Wednesday, October 16th @ 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.

  • Wednesday, October 23rd @ 5-7PM, 9300 Linden Ave New Apartment Bldg. Community Meeting, Lantern Brewing
    New Small Efficiency Dwelling Units (SEDU's) planned for the site at 9300 Linden Ave behind the CubeSmart Self Storage facility. The design team from Jackson Main architecture will be holding a public meeting to solicit feedback from the community to help inform the design and create the most effective building for the site and neighborhood. More details here.

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]