Work on Viewlands Trail begins August 14th

On Monday August 14th, crews will begin work on the Viewlands Trail reroute. The project will reroute the lower portion of the  Viewlands trail down the ridge to the NW, providing a gentler, drier path.

The existing trail will be open during construction of the new route, 8:30 a.m.–2:45 p.m., August 14–September 15. 

Please keep alert for vehicles moving materials along the Pipers Creek Trail.

Major funding for this project came from the “Meet Me at the Park” grant from the National Recreation and Park Association and the Walt Disney Company. Thank you to all that voted for this project in April (“Meet me at the Park” post).

For more information see go to http://parkways.seattle.gov/2017/08/04/carkeek-park-trails-restoration/.

Heaven & Earth IX: Cultivate(d) Opening Reception

Seattle’s Temporary Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition Opens

Cultivate(d): Heaven & Earth 9

OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY AUGUST 5, 5:00-7:00 PM,

At the hair pin turn near Puget Sound View and the playground on NW Carkeek Park Rd. Seattle 98177

Guest-curated by ArtSite Ltd

Exhibition Coordinated by Seattle Parks & Recreation, the Associated Recreation Council, and the Carkeek Park Advisory Council

Participating artists:
Katalina Chung and Collin Bampton, kalian-chung.com; collinbampton.com
Elizabeth Gahan, elizabethgahan.com
Ted Larson, tedlarsonart.com
Savina Mason, savinamason.com
Rodger Squirrell, metalsquirrell.com

Comments: art@carkeekpark.org

More info: http://www.carkeekpark.org/art/ &
http://heavenandearth.carkeekpark.org/index9.htm

Call for Temporary Art Projects at Carkeek Park

Heaven & Earth IX (2017): Cultivate/d

The Submission deadline has passed. Thank you to the 29 artists who have submitted proposals.

In collaboration with Seattle Parks and Recreation, ArtSite Ltd., and the Associated Recreation Council, the Carkeek Park Advisory Council (CPAC) invites proposals for up to five temporary outdoor projects for the ongoing environmental art exhibition known as Heaven & Earth. Carkeek Park is located in NW Seattle and features an approximately 190 acre urban forest with fields, wooded trails, and a saltwater beach. The exhibition runs August 5, 2017 – October 15, 2017. The deadline for submissions is June 18, 2017; there is no fee to apply. Emerging and established artists are encouraged to apply.

Artists and artist teams will be offered an honorarium of $1,000 ($500 upon successful installation of accepted projects, and another $500 upon successful de-installation of projects). For the ninth season of the ongoing series, the organizers have selected ArtSite Ltd, a professional sculpture installation team, as curator. The theme for the 2017 Heaven & Earth installation is cultivation:

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Registration for EarthKeepers Summer Day Camp is open

There are still spots left for week one and week two!

EarthKeepers is a special summer day camp for exploring, learning and playing outdoors in Carkeek Park’s 216 acres of lush forest, meadows, wetlands, creeks, and beach. We offer activities to foster friendship, learning, creativity and leadership. On any given day at Camp you may find yourself exploring the tide pools, hike the many trails, play in a field, learn about nature, or create art. Different themes each week! The age range that camp is designed for is 6 – 12. The camp runs 9am – 4pm , Monday through Friday, June 26 to August 25, 2017 (no camp July 4th).

Learn more here….

Scholarships Available.

The 3rd and final batch of Chum salmon fry

The 3rd and final batch of Chum salmon fry will be released into Venema Creek on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 8:00 PM!  This is our final release of the 2017 Imprint Season.

This final release is of fry from the Salmon in the Schools program.  29 Seattle public and private schools have delivered their fish, hatched from eggs and raised for 3 months, to the Carkeek Park Imprint Pond.  CWCAP volunteers have been feeding and imprinting them 3 time a day, 7 days a week to prepare them for release.

Visit the CWCAP Release schedule page for more information