Volunteer Restoration Work Party at Duwamish Hill Preserve

Join Green Tukwila for a Volunteer Restoration Work Party at Tukwila’s Duwamish Hill Preserve. Green Tukwila is restoring 138 acres of forest and open green spaces over the next 20 years and is counting on the support of partners and volunteers to help make this happen. Get outside along the Duwamish River to plant trees and shrubs, remove invasive weeds, and keep the river and parks healthy for animals, fish, plants, and our community.

Green Tukwila is following Public Health Guidelines to keep volunteers and staff safe during work parties. Work parties are limited to 12 people. No experience is necessary and all ages are welcome, though those under 15 are encouraged to be accompanied by an adult. All gloves, tools, and other materials are provided.

Sign up here.

Volunteer Restoration Work Party at Duwamish Hill Preserve

Join Green Tukwila for a Volunteer Restoration Work Party at Tukwila’s Duwamish Hill Preserve. Green Tukwila is restoring 138 acres of forest and open green spaces over the next 20 years and is counting on the support of partners and volunteers to help make this happen. Get outside along the Duwamish River to plant trees and shrubs, remove invasive weeds, and keep the river and parks healthy for animals, fish, plants, and our community.

Green Tukwila is following Public Health Guidelines to keep volunteers and staff safe during work parties. Work parties are limited to 12 people. No experience is necessary and all ages are welcome, though those under 15 are encouraged to be accompanied by an adult. All gloves, tools, and other materials are provided.

Sign up here.

Green Tukwila Day

Help us celebrate the Green Tukwila Partnership’s annual Green Tukwila Day. The Green Tukwila Partnership works to restore Tukwila’s parks and urban forests for future generations – and they could use your help! Volunteers will learn about healthy forests, help remove invasive ivy and blackberry bushes, and plant native trees and shrubs at Tukwila Park.

Green Tukwila is following Public Health Guidelines to keep volunteers and staff safe during work parties. No experience is necessary and all ages are welcome, though those under 15 are encouraged to be accompanied by an adult. All gloves, tools, and other materials are provided.

Sign up here.

Outdoor Art on Display in Tukwila Parks

Over the summer, Tukwila Parks and Recreation partnered with Urban Artworks to support the local art scene and add visual vibrancy to the city with the “Arts-in-the-Parks” initiative. The program solicited local artists and provided them with stipends to bring their visions to life through painting murals in select locations throughout the park system.

Check out the murals for yourself with this self-guided map and keep an eye out for the upcoming Pop-up Banner Gallery bringing art to Tukwila neighborhoods near you!

Here are just a few of the fantastic creations these talented artists brought to our community:

A Day in the Garden, Angelina Villalobos

On the site visit at Riverton Park, Angelina noticed the beautiful Gully Gardens P-Patch in full bloom. Her goal was to create a design that represented the flowers of each season in the Pacific Northwest, along with the endangered native bird, Varied Thrush.

 

Pristine Pacific Northwest, Heather Sparkles

“The location I was given for this project was the cabin at Bicentennial Park, which gave me thought as to the concept of ‘home’. I wanted the window and door panels to feel like entrances to the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. My hope is that it will inspire people to treat the park and all of nature around us as we treat our own private home dwellings – with care, respect, love, and stewardship.”

 

Bird Friends of Tukwila, Annemieke Beemster Leverenz

This mural depicts a stylized vista of the Green River and Cascade Mountain Range as seen from Tukwila. The view is populated with native birds that frequent the area.

 

Starry Calamansi Night, Nikita Ares
“I was inspired by the location itself! The forms and colors were based on the energy of people constantly moving and passing by the park, and the colors of the green nature plus the playground.”

Volunteer Restoration Work Party at Duwamish Hill Preserve

Join Green Tukwila for a Volunteer Restoration Work Party at Tukwila’s Duwamish Hill Preserve. Green Tukwila is restoring 138 acres of forest and open green spaces over the next 20 years and is counting on the support of partners and volunteers to help make this happen. Get outside along the Duwamish River to plant trees and shrubs, remove invasive weeds, and keep the river and parks healthy for animals, fish, plants, and our community.

Green Tukwila is following Public Health Guidelines to keep volunteers and staff safe during work parties. Work parties are limited to 12 people. No experience is necessary and all ages are welcome, though those under 15 are encouraged to be accompanied by an adult. All gloves, tools, and other materials are provided.

Sign up here.

Duwamish Valley History Ride with Cascade Bicycle Club

Join the Cascade Bicycle Club for a leisurely bike ride to visit and learn facts about various historic and interesting sites in the Duwamish Valley and around the Duwamish River. The route covers approximately 28 miles and is relatively flat. There are a total of 12 stops on this ride during which the ride leader will give some details about the history and geography of the area. Restroom and snack breaks will be available during the ride.

Advance online registration is required. Learn more and register here.

Summertime Fun in Tukwila!

Summer is here and we’re ready to shake off the past year, get outside, and enjoy the season. Here are a few must-try local activities to check out before the rain rolls back in.

Bicycling is a great way to soak up the sun and get some good exercise. Tukwila has great city bicycle routes, including connections to the Green River and Interurban Trails. The Green River Trail follows the scenic Green River for almost 20 miles from Seattle to Kent. Similar in miles, the Interurban Trail (South) connects Tukwila, Kent, Auburn, Algona, and Pacific along the historic route of the Puget Sound Electric Railway. Both offer great views and bike-friendly amenities along the way.

For those looking to test their swings, polo shirts, and cart driving skills, hit the greens at the Foster Golf Links, just minutes from I-5 and I-405 in Tukwila. Foster is a place for friends to develop their golf skills and enjoy the natural scenery and wildlife. Make sure to visit the course pro shop and restaurant while you’re there.

True to its name, Family Fun Center offers a broad entertainment lineup that everyone from Grandma to Junior will enjoy. This includes an assortment of outdoor attractions best paired with sunny weather, such as miniature golf, go karts, bumper boats, and batting cages. Check out the Wristband Special, which for a limited time, offers unlimited attractions at a discount price.

Perfect for those hot days with no AC, Tukwila Community Center’s Splash and Spray Park offers much needed respite from the summer heat. The park is packed with water-feature fun, like fish themed waterspouts, car wash style play areas, run through fountains, and more. It’s free for everyone to enjoy and open 10am – 8pm daily. Bring the kids and pack some snacks – it’s gonna be a long day!

Photo by Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority.

Want more ideas for summer fun? Check out our Activities page.

Litter Clean-Up Party at the Green River Trail

Adopt-A-Spot stewards and Tukwila Parks staff have noticed some locations need community love to keep litter out of our river, green spaces and parks. Join stewards and parks staff for a good time and a litter clean-up along the Green River Trail at Bicentennial Park. Tukwila Parks staff will provide trash grabbers, bags, and gloves for volunteers.

Sign up here.

Volunteer Restoration Work Party at Duwamish Hill Preserve

Join Green Tukwila for a Volunteer Restoration Work Party at Tukwila’s Duwamish Hill Preserve. Green Tukwila is restoring 138 acres of forest and open green spaces over the next 20 years and is counting on the support of partners and volunteers to help make this happen. Get outside along the Duwamish River to plant trees and shrubs, remove invasive weeds, and keep the river and parks healthy for animals, fish, plants, and our community.

Green Tukwila is following Public Health Guidelines to keep volunteers and staff safe during work parties. Work parties are limited to 12 people. No experience is necessary and all ages are welcome, though those under 15 are encouraged to be accompanied by an adult. All gloves, tools, and other materials are provided.

Sign up here.

Celebrate Earth Month with Green Tukwila!

April is Earth Month! Green Tukwila has a whole lineup of events and activities planned throughout the month — including virtual garden classes, self-guided nature tours, and volunteer opportunities to restore and clean up Tukwila parks.

2021 Cascade Gardener Virtual Class Series

Cascade Water Alliance is offering free Zoom classes with regional gardening experts to help you create beautiful gardens and landscapes that are water efficient and sustainable. Space is limited, so register soon!

Self-Guided Native Plant Walk, Tukwila Park

Take a stroll and learn about native plants at Tukwila Park. The self-guided tour takes 20 – 30 minutes, and you will learn fun facts about 10 native plant species. The tour will be available at Tukwila Park from April 13 – April 30.

Green Tukwila Hands-On Volunteer Opportunities

Learn about the local watershed and healthy forests while participating in these restoration and litter clean-up events throughout Tukwila’s parks. Volunteer work parties are limited to 12 people and all tools, instruction, and supplies will be provided. Volunteer events will take place on April 17, 20, and 22. Space is limited, so sign up soon!

Sign up and learn more about these events here.