Welcome to October!

October is Planting Season, Dig in with Green Tukwila!
Healthy parks and natural open spaces are a gift to our city and everyone in it. They provide places where people can connect with nature, see wildlife, and explore the beautiful Pacific Northwest. They also keep the air and waterways clean, buffer noise, provide habitat for local wildlife, and absorb carbon to fight against climate change. These valuable places can’t take care of themselves in an urban environment, and they need our help to make sure we have a healthy and GREEN Tukwila-today, tomorrow, and into the future.

This month, join Green Tukwila staff and stewards in caring for Tukwila's parks. Sign up for one or all of the following events by clicking the sign-up button below.

Green Tukwila Day, October 9th, 10-12pm Join the crew for Green Tukwila Day, meet new people, and learn about healthy forests. Volunteers will work together removing English ivy and planting native understory plants. 

Duwamish Alive, October 16, 9-12 pm, Fort Dent
Kick off the planting season with Forterra and learn how to plant native shrubs and trees for Duwamish Alive. 

Restoration at Riverton, first Tuesday of each month, 11:30-1:30 pm.
Meet neighbors and community members at Riverton Park while saving large urban trees from English ivy. 

Join the Green Tukwila Facebook group to join a community conversation about all things green in Tukwila. 

National Arts & Humanities Month

Just in time for National Arts & Humanities Month, Tukwila has completed three new collections of public art throughout the City!
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Murals
Arts-in-the-Parks, a mural program, improves the visual vibrancy, connection, and interest to Tukwila’s parks system while supporting the local art scene.  Staff worked with Urban Artworks this past summer to develop the program and hire local artists. Artists spent significant time in many parks to create unique and engaging art. Click the image to the left to learn more about artists and locations.
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Pop Up Gallery
The Arts-in-the-Parks Pop-Up Banner Gallery is located at Foster Memorial Park! The banners are located at the top of the stairs at the original Foster Highschool site, on the fence of the dog park.

Get your shoes on and invite neighbors, friends, (don't forget your pup) and head on over to Foster Memorial to enjoy public art and a beautiful park today!
Utility Box Art Wraps
The City of Tukwila has wrapped 11 utility boxes with artwork supplied by 10 different artists. Click the image to the left to see the artwork, locations, and artist.

Throughout the next two years, additional boxes will be wrapped during the summer months. Learn more about the program and how to apply by visiting clicking HERE.
October Fitness @ TCC
Staff continue to reintroduce fitness classes for adults at the Tukwila Community Center. First class is always FREE! Instructors are highly encouraging and motivate attendees to give it their all! Click the photo to the right for details.
Stay informed, visit us at www.TukwilaWA.gov/PARKS