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  • TUESDAY: Secrets of efficient 911 calls August 24, 2015
    Happening tomorrow (with a preview for another crime/safety-related event next month), as announced on the Yahoo! list by Lora Suggs: 911 BEST PRACTICES You will be surprised to learn what you didn’t know about calling 911 effectively and for best results. Come to learn: • When to call • How calls are prioritized. • What[…]
  • HAPPENING NOW: Fire Station 26 open house August 22, 2015
    If you’re not already there … we just received this from Seattle Fire: The Seattle Fire Department and the Seattle Fire Fighters Union, Local 27, invite the community to check out the completed seismic and safety upgrade of Seattle’s Fire Station 26, located at 800 S. Cloverdale St. in the South Park neighborhood, during an[…]
  • UPDATE: Fire at vacant house in South Park; 14th Ave. S. blamed on ‘transient activity’ August 17, 2015
    (Added 6:55 am – Seattle Fire Department photo) 6:22 AM: One person just texted us, wondering if there was a fire call, as the smell of smoke in the air was strong enough to wake them up. Yes, Seattle Fire is at 16th and Donovan, and says a vacant house there is on fire. It’s[…]
  • Scenes from Water Festival, Day 1, and a look ahead to Day 2 August 16, 2015
    The first day of the Water Festival at Duwamish Waterway Park – presented by ECOSS in connection with the summer-long Duwamish Revealed celebration – is about to culminate in a lantern ceremony, after a day of lantern-making, food, and entertainment. An ongoing music/dance showcase this afternoon featured a variety of performers – while we were[…]
  • Water Festival this weekend at Duwamish Waterway Park, as part of Duwamish Revealed August 15, 2015
    Today was sort of an impromptu celebration of water, with all that rain. Tomorrow and Sunday, the Water Festival arrives in South Park’s Duwamish Waterway Park, as part of the ongoing Duwamish Revealed. From the DR website: Saturday August 15, 12-8 pm & Sunday August 16, 12-6 pm Duwamish Waterway Park Produced in collaboration with[…]
  • Find It / Fix It walk set for Saturday, August 15 August 4, 2015
    In case you haven’t heard – a Find It/Fix It walk is planned for South Park one week from Saturday. The announcement: – Saturday, August 15th, @ 10 am – Starting at South Park Community Center – Starbucks Coffee will be provided In 2014, Mayor Ed Murray initiated Seattle Find It, Fix It Community Walks,[…]
  • Congratulations, Duwamish Rowing Club youth program! Green Lake regatta success August 2, 2015
    Congratulations to South Park’s own Duwamish Rowing Club for a big achievement. Thanks to Jay for the photo and report: The youth program at the Duwamish Rowing Club placed 1st and 2nd in separate heats for the women’s novice 4+ events at this summer’s 2015 Extravaganza rowing regatta held at Green Lake on August 1st.[…]
  • Seattle Fire, City Light responding to transformer problem July 31, 2015
    Big Seattle Fire/Seattle City Light response in the 15th/Dallas/Thistle vicinity right now – a reported transformer leak. Haz-Mat team on scene of transformer leaking fluid @ 16th Av S/Dallas Av S Spill is approximately 10 x 10 @SEACityLight enroute @seattledot — Seattle Fire Dept (@SeattleFire) July 31, 2015 This is complicating traffic on the SP[…]
  • Concerns about crime/policing in South Park? ‘Focus group’ next Monday July 23, 2015
    If you haven’t heard about this already: Research assistant Jennifer Burbridge, who’s working with the Southwest Precinct right now, is leading “focus groups” around the area to listen to neighbors’ concerns about crime, safety, and policing, and she’s hoping to hear from South Park residents next Monday, July 27th, 6-7 pm at the precinct. Join[…]
  • Arson suspect arrested in South Park apartment fire July 19, 2015
    (Seattle Fire Department photo) Seattle Police have arrested a 33-year-old man in connection with the Saturday morning fire at an apartment building in the 1000 block of South Thistle in South Park. According to their report on SPD Blotter, “A man was seen pouring what was believed to be gasoline over an external stairway at[…]