Give densely packed — and packing higher — First Hill some public space and it will put it to great use. Earlier this summer, CHS stopped by a “street reading party” in the neighborhood’s UUB University, Union, and Boylston pavement park.
On Thursday, August 25th from 6:00- 8:00pm, FHIA is bringing the rural to the urban with a petting zoo in First Hill’s pavement park!
Join us at the University, Union and Boylston pavement park to behold (and hold) wonderful barnyard creatures. There will be piglets, bunnies, sheep, and many more animals for you to meet and Instagram! Most of the animals are rescues and cared for by Animal Encounters, who will bring the animals and set up a barnyard petting zoo right in the street.
The event will be free and open to the public, bring a neighbor and get ready for the cute overload.
For the safety of the animals, we ask that you please not bring your dogs to this event, no food is permitted, and folks with active colds/coughs should refrain from petting the animals.
Powered by a City of Seattle grant, the FHIA is also planning more park events including a bingo night and a movie night in September. More pictures of the reading party, below.
Meanwhile, the process to overhaul First Hill Park has moved into a final design concept stage. You can check out the proposed design shaped by community meetings and ongoing feedback — and leave more feedback of your own — here. FHIA says the current plans call for the park overhaul to be complete in spring of 2018.