“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing to help others?’”
–  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This year, make MLK a day on, not a day off, by volunteering with the Green Seattle Partnership! Help to move us toward Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of a beloved community by getting outside and giving back to one of your favorite Seattle Parks. Check out the list of events below to find a chance to get out into your community, meet your neighbors, and connect with your local greenspaces.

MLK Day Events – Monday, January 15th

Click on the event to see details and sign up!

Burke Gilman Trail – EVENT FULL

Cheasty Greenspace – 10am-2pm

Discovery Park – 10am-2pm

Dr. Jose Rizal Park – 9am-3pm

East Duwamish Greenspace, S. Chicago St. – 1pm-4pm

Fairmount Playground -10am-1pm

Lawton Park – 11am-2:30pm

Lewis Park – 10am-1pm

Magnuson Park – 9:30am-1:30pm

Mount Baker Park – 10am-2pm

Pigeon Point – 10am-2pm

Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetland – 10am-1pm

Ravenna Park – 10am-1pm

Seward Park – 10am-12pm

Westcrest Park – 10am-2pm

West Kubota Gardens Natural Area – 10am-1:30pm

Not Around?

If you can’t make it out to any of our events on MLK Day, don’t fret! We have plenty of opportunities to get out and volunteer the weekend before. Check out the list of events below.

Saturday, January 13th 

Genesee Park – 9:30am-12:30pm

Green Lake Park – 9am-12pm

Golden Gardens Park – 9am-12pm

Kiwanis Memorial Preserve Park – 9:30am-1:30pm

Licton Springs – 10am-2pm

Maple Wood Playfield – 10am-2pm

Pritchard Island Beach – 10am-2pm

St. Marks Greenbelt – 10am-2pm 

Sunday, January 14th 

Burke Gilman Trail – 9am-1pm

Martha Washington Park – 10am-2pm

 

Jeb Polstein

Stewardship Associate, Forterra
Jeb is a recent graduate of Bowdoin College in Maine, where he studied Environmental Studies and Philosophy. Before joining Forterra, Jeb bicycled across the United States, interned at two east coast land trusts, and studied urban agriculture in India. When he’s not soaking in the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest, you can find Jeb practicing drums and exploring Seattle’s music scene.