Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

Garden entrance covered in vines with sign reading "Children's Garden"

New Murals Offer Belonging and Power to the Children of Magnuson Park 

Visitors to Magnuson Children's Garden will soon be welcomed by two new murals. The theme of the art is "All Are Welcome," a belief that has been at the foundation of the garden since its inception. The murals will be designed and built by teams of children who attend youth programs in Magnuson Park or live in the park’s residential housing and surrounding neighborhoods. The project is supported by the Neighborhood Matching Fund.

Read the full story on the Front Porch Blog.

Other City News

Help Advise Utility Leaders by Joining the Customer Review Panel: Learn more about the panel and how you can help offer recommendations on utility services. (more)

Largest Civilian-Led Vaccination Site in Country Opens at Lumen Field: Learn more about the City's community vaccination site and how to schedule an appointment. (more)

Eviction Moratoriums and Other COVID-19 Relief Measures Extended for Seattle Residents: Read about the programs that have been extended to continue help for Seattle residents impacted by the pandemic. (more

City Announces $22.7 Million in New Rental and Utility Assistance: See if you are eligible for aid to help cover rent or utilities. (more)

The King County Disability Consortium presents Understand Ableism: Racialized Ableism. March 18 @ 4:40 pm: Tune in for the third presentation of the Understanding Ableism series discussing the intersection of disability & racism. (more)

Seattle Preschool Program Expands with New Classrooms and Summer Extension: Learn more about the program and how to apply for the 2021-2022 school year. (more)

Child Care Copay Relief Extended through June: New applicants are being accepted for City child care programs with discounted copays. Learn more about eligibility and how to apply. (more)

West Seattle Bridge Repair Update: Check out the repair progress and see what is in store for the final phase of construction. (more)

Virtual Office Hours for Community Questions on 15th Ave NE Paving Project: See a full list of dates and times project leads will be available to answer your questions. (more)

Civic Coffee Hour: Tanya Kim and Lan Pham from Seattle Human Services. March 18 @ 10 am: Tune in to hear leaders from Seattle Human Services will discuss public safety. (more

Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) Now Accepting Applications for 2021 Internships: Learn more about the job readiness training opportunity and plans for the program this year. (more)

In The Community

Protesters in Seattle's Chinatown-International District hold signs condemning anti-Asian hate crimes

Hundreds Gather in Chinatown-International District to Condemn Anti-Asian Violence

On Saturday, March 13, hundreds of people gathered in Hing Hay Park in Seattle's Chinatown-International District (CID) to speak out against the recent spike in anti-Asian violence and hate crimes. Speakers at the rally included community leaders and elders, former and currently elected officials, and youth leaders. The peaceful crowd marched through the CID to Little Saigon and back to Hing Hay Park. This photo essay by Maile Anderson captures emotional moments and messages of support for Asian and Pacific Islander communities. 

View the full photo essay in the South Seattle Emerald. 

Share Your Feedback

Sand Point Arts and Cultural Exchange Seeks Community Input for Strategic Planning: Provide feedback and information on SPACE exhibits and events to help determine future installations. (more)

Community Engagement Survey for U-District Mural Program: Give ideas and inspiration to artists creating murals in the U-District. (more)

Input Needed for South Lake Union Community Center: Help shape the new welcoming space at the corner of Mercer Street and Dexter Ave. (more)

Virtual Public Meeting to Address Parking Changes around Climate Pledge Arena. March 18 @ 6 pm: Tune in to hear public comments and learn about strategies to prevent congestion associated with the new arena. (more)

Community Quotes Needed for South Park Community Center Art Installation: Contribute a quote to be incorporated in the new Community Center design. Quotes are meant to reflect and celebrate South Park's diverse, vibrant community. (more)

Feedback Wanted for Miller Community Center Artwork: Provide feedback on the design for new public art project that embraces sustainability. (more)

Public Comment Open for Proposal to Support Faith-Based Affordable Housing: Provide comments and learn more about the proposal regarding faith-based housing. (more)