Did you know?
In 1976, W. Smith gave his lots at the east and west corners of 24th Ave E and Boyer Ave E to the Montlake Community Club. He did so because he understood MCC’s interest in protecting its green spaces and “its civic and benevolent direction”.
In 1984, neighbors restored the west corner to a park after a Gas Station was closed and removed.
In 2004, neighbors began restoration of the east corner to a park, removing the jungle of bushes by hand.
In 2011, MCC was awarded a Department of Neighborhoods grant to build a path and install northwest plants in the east park. The neighborhood raised $19,000 in cash and volunteer labor to match the grant.
In 2011, MCC was awarded a Cleanscapes prize to build a Kiosk, two solid cedar benches, and install a memorial plaque to Elizabeth Duncan, who was killed by an out of control car while waiting to cross the intersection.
Our neighbors in our community built these two parks for our enjoyment, safety, and beauty; continued maintenance will honor their dedication.
Please join in helping maintain these parks by donating your time this Saturday.
Fall Weeding & Planting Party
October 18, 2014
9:30 until noon
Refreshments will be served. Bring your gloves, weeders, and a shovel, if you can help with plantings.