Vote for Roxhill Park Trail Improvements in Your Voice Your Choice
Your Voice Your Choice is the City of Seattle’s participatory budgeting program, where we can vote for top projects in each district to be funded. Your Voice Your Choice voting is now open, with another opportunity to support our shared community on the list of potential projects to fund: trail improvements and other upgrades in Roxhill Park!
Vote here. You will need a mobile phone that can receive texts to vote online. Once you have confirmed your phone number with a code, you can go to District 1 on the map, then select Roxhill Park Trail Improvements (project 17-006) from the list by July 16th.
Imagine safe new paths through the bog, with some restoration of old work and clearing of areas that are overgrown. We have the chance to increase park use and improve our experience, and this can be our start.
If you weren’t aware, the park has a new group taking on the challenge of getting activities and events we can all enjoy in our shared community resource: the Roxhill Park Champions. Adding new features to help with wayfinding and engage users of the park can help extend this work and improve the park for all of us.
It’s been one year since Friends of Roxhill Elementary – formerly its PTSA – started its campaign to get funding and other community support for the playground – and today they’re building it! Organizers say more than enough volunteers showed up to help, and shortly after 9 am, they got going. Roxhill principal Tarra Patrick is there to help too. Read More….
Many thanks to volunteers that showed up to the Roxhill Park Spring Clean trash pick up on Saturday!
Starting at the skatepark and looping around the bus stops and through the wetland trails, we collectively gathered about six bags of trash in all in about an hour. It immediately made a huge difference to the appearance of our public spaces that are enjoyed by all.
Please join us at our NEXT community lead trash pick up, scheduled for June 9th starting at 9am and running around 11am. Show up at the parking lot on 29th Ave and ask about the community trash pick up.
Then join us at 12noon for a free hot dog at our Community BBQ!
The hint of warmer weather, longer days, birds singing and those dependable tulips waking up from the winter makes it easier to get up and emerge out of the house, as if we have been hibernating since November. Roxhill Park is starting to wake up as well. I hear the sounds out my window – children laughing on the swings, skateboarders practicing their tricks, parents cheering for their favorite soccer player.
Recently a new endeavor was born. The Roxhill Park Development Program with help from Seattle Parks Commons Program has begun to develop a steering committee to work on planning activities and promoting the park, including the wetlands, play/picnic area and sports fields. Our committee will be strong because of the community members who feel the same passion for our park with ideas and energy to make it a vibrant recreational commons and meeting place.
We are eager to build an events calendar for Spring/Summer 2018 and we need YOU. We are looking for volunteers with all sorts of skills and experience. If you have an idea or are interested, please come to our next meeting on April 18th at 6:00 pm at Daystar Retirement Village.