News Blog for Seattle's Maple Leaf Neighborhood


More tagging at Maple Leaf Reservoir Park

April 12th, 2015 by Mike

This morning at the park. Thanks to John Wolff for cleaning up the last graffiti – and giving directions for how he did it.

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Graffiti marks Maple Leaf walls along Roosevelt Way

February 15th, 2013 by Mike

Northeast 85th Street at Roosevelt Way Northeast this morning.

Cliff, at Art Tile, emails:

“The north side of our building was tagged last night. Green spray paint. Tried to report it on line but I don’t think the system took the report.

“Keep an eye out.”

In fact, in addition to Art Tile, at 8511 Roosevelt Way Northeast, several other walls were marked on the west side of Roosevelt between 85st and 86th streets.

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Learn more about Beaver Pond Natural Area renovation tonight

March 14th, 2012 by master

Safety was on the minds of many at a January meeting about renovations to Beaver Pond Natural Area, just weeks after nearly 50 trees were illegally pruned allegedly to increase sightlines in the Maple Leaf park. Tonight, the 50-plus people who attended that meeting plus other members of the community are invited to return to the Northgate Community Center to comment on the final restoration plan.

The main goals of the $500,000 project, which has been funded by the city’s Parks and Green Spaces Levy, are to refine and complete channel work by relocating two portions of Thornton Creek, remove invasive plants and restore native habitat. 

Additionally, the proposal presented at the January meeting included plans to make the natural area more accessible while also protecting it. Although improved trails, signs and access might lead to more people visiting the park, such renovations also are likely to prevent people from venturing into the protected areas.

Learn more about how your comments have changed the restoration plans when The Watershed Co. presents its final proposal for the restoration, from 7-9 p.m. at the Northgate Community Center, 10510 Fifth Ave. N.E.

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Car vandalized overnight at N.E. 80th St.

February 27th, 2012 by Mike

A neighbor emails to say that between 7:15 and 8: 30 this morning her car, driveway and porch were vandalized. “Just a heads-up to neighbors:

Someone poured motor oil all over a car parked in our driveway around back; they also left a trail of oil all the way across the back porch leading up to the abandoned bottle laying in a puddle of oil. This was a seemingly random act?!

She lives at Northeast 80th Street and 17th Avenue Northeast.

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