Monday, August 31, 2009

Tabling at the Cap Hill Farmer's Market - 9/6

Spend time with the delicious organic veggies and talk up Unpaving Paradise this Sunday, Sept. 6th at the Capitol Hill Farmer's Market. If you're in town, it's not a bad way to spend your Labor Day Sunday. We need volunteers from 10:45am until 3:20pm - if you're interested just email us at unpaving.paradise(at) with the hours you can volunteer.

Park(ing) Day Posters and Prizes

Our event partner People's Parking Lot has an update on prizes that have been donated thus far for the Park(ing) Day Seattle Prize...and have we mentioned that first prize is $200 plus a magnificent and super-secret trophy?

They've also come up with the nifty poster you see to your left. If you'd like to help spread the word about Park(ing) Day and Park(ing) Day Central Park, print out a passel of posters and put them put them up around the neighborhood.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Park(ing) Day 2009

Unpaving Paradise is taking part in Park(ing) Day 2009 (Friday, September 18th). For those who don't know, Park(ing) Day is about making car spaces (parking spots) into people spaces (temporary mini-parks). The mini-park we hosted on Broadway as part of Park(ing) Day 2008 was a huge success - we got visits from the Seattle PI, Q 13 News, and about half of the neighborhood to boot.

This year Unpaving Paradise is taking part in Park(ing) Day Central Park, a collection of mini-parks hosted by neighborhood organizations and businesses in the empty lot at 500 E Pine. We need volunteers to set up, take down, and hang out at the park during the day. Set up will likely begin at 8am. Take down time is yet to be decided, but will be after 6pm.

If you're interested in participating, please email us at unpaving.paradise(at) with hours you can volunteer. If you're busy on Friday, September 18th, we can also use help making and distributing flyers, gathering prizes for the Best Park in the City awards, and generally spreading the word about the event.

For more info, see this CHS Blog post.

Fundraising Update

As of this last week, Unpaving Paradise made the August deadline and raised enough money to fulfill the construction budget for John and Summit Park. While we still plan on raising money for some of items that will go in after the park/P-Patch is built (tool shed, benches, art pieces), the Parks Department now has all the money it needs to start bidding out the project. We'll keep you updated, but if everything goes according to plan, Parks should break ground at John and Summit at the beginning of next year.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

UPDATE: Chill 'n' Grill on the Hill

For some pictures of the evening of all-ages awesome (with free City Market hot dogs, hamburgers and soft drinks and a line-up of diverse and talented local bands including Mighty Tiger, Eagle Seagull, Norey, Viva la Villain and The Autumn Electric), clicky here.