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Jim Ellis Freeway Park proudly celebrates its 40th Birthday on July 3, 2016!
40 years ago Jim Ellis Freeway Park opened to the citizens of Seattle. The first park in America to lid an interstate, the Park is a feat of architecture and engineering as well as a community jewel. Come celebrate this momentous occasion on July 3rd at Freeway Park in Bloom! This community event includes free music, food and activities for the whole family including face painting and a tour of Freeway Park’s arboretum with Seattle’s Tree Ambassadors. Celebrate with us from 11:30-2pm, and stay for the launch of Seattle Parks and Recreation Department’s second annual Free Blues and Cool Jazz. Bring a picnic and settle in for a beautiful day at Freeway Park!
M IS S I O N :
The Freeway Park Association mobilizes resources and community members to ensure widespread enjoyment and the continued maintenance of Jim Ellis Freeway Park in partnership with the City and the community, for present and future generations of Seattle residents and visitors.
V I S I O N :
Through the creation of rich and dynamic outdoor experiences in a well maintained and safe environment, the Freeway Park Association is recognized as the innovative driving force behind Seattle’s most iconic downtown park and is a model for community/city partnerships working toward the improvement of urban open spaces.
The Freeway Park Association is made up of an Executive Director, a Board of Directors and our wonderful members!
O U R E X E C U T I V E D I R E C T O R :
O U R B O A R D OF D I R E C T O R S :
Bob Anderson, Horizon House
Mary Cutler, Town Hall Seattle
Jim Erickson, First Hill Improvement Association
Mike Evans, Founder of FPA
Robert Hankins, ACT Theatre
Tim Holt, Washington Holdings
Alex Hudson, First Hill Improvement Association
Mike James, Royal Manor
Dan Johnson, Washington State Convention Center
Bob Kagan, Laconia LLC
Mark Linden, Exeter House
Mary Howard, Virgina Mason Medical Center
Sheila Smith, ACT Theater