The Skeleton Family is Back!

As some may know, the Victory Heights skeletons have returned to Seattle from Denver. They have children now! To see their ever-changing tableaus, go to the 103rd block of 20th Ave NE. The house is on the west side, and the skeletons are in the front yard. Here’s one with their new baby! The other one fell over in the recent wind, oops.


Compost Christmas Trees Via Seattle Public Utilities

Compost Christmas trees and holiday greens for free through January 31st. Remove all decorations, cut into 4-foot or shorter sections, and put trees or bundled greens next to your food and yard waste cart on your regular collection day.
Apartment residents can place up to 2 trees next to each food and yard waste cart at no charge.
You can also drop off up to 3 trees shorter than 8 feet in length at a Transfer Station.

Kids’ Art in Pinehurst Pocket Park

The kids’ art in Pinehurst Pocket Park for January 2023 (Happy New Year!) is up. It’s a lovely horse head by ten year old Brady. Since we’re short on kids’ art these days, this is from Maple Leaf Ace Hardware’s 2023 calendar. Stop by the park and check out Brady’s wonderful art in the kiosk at the corner of NE 117th St & 19th Ave NE.
If your child (or you!) would like to show art in the park, contact

Poll – should we keep this blog going (and use it more?)

We are contemplating what to do with this blog. Most of our posts have been to the Pinehurst Seattle Facebook group

Our request to you is to make a comment on this post, telling us:

  • If you want the blog to continue.
  • If you’re interested in helping to move it to a new server and preserve the old posts, indicate that in your comment.
  • If you’d like to help create content for this blog, let us know in your comment.

Thank you!


Art in Pinehurst Pocket Park

The art in Pinehurst Pocket Park kiosk for December is a linoleum block print tiger, colored in. The park is on the corner of NE 117th St & 19th Ave NE.
We could really use some kids’ art in 2023. If your child would like their art put in the park kiosk, please contact

Seattle Climate Dashboard

Seattle has a new climate dashboard. You can filter for different map views of city data. For transportation emissions, you can select the year and click on the magnifying glass to type in an address to see an area. You can learn the breakdown of how a neighborhood uses transportation – walk, car, bike, bus…
For building energy use emissions, you can also use the magnifying glass, or select a neighborhood. Pinehurst is lumped into two different views, but type Pinehurst to choose the one you want. In this sample map, you can see how there is much more building gas emission than electric.
Each map also provides a population breakdown by various criteria – race, education, health, etc.

Lake City Floodplain Park Workshop 12/14/2022

Join Seattle Parks and Recreation, Seattle Public Utilities, and Mid Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group for the third of three virtual workshops on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm to co-create a new park space with community, for the community. Register for the workshop online at

The creation of a truly inclusive park is only possible if the needs and dreams of our diverse community are represented throughout the entire project. The project team will be listening and incorporating our ideas into the design. All are welcome and encouraged to be involved!

For more information on the project and to provide online feedback at any time, visit

Project site address: 2318 NE 125th Street, Seattle

Pinehurst Craft Fair – December 3, 2022

Buy local, VERY local!

Lake City Floodplain Park Update

Lake City Floodplain Park Update – this is the property north of 125th that had the red house down below:
Demolition of the site’s existing structures is expected to be complete by early November 2022. Seattle Parks and Recreation’s metal shop fabricated a temporary bridge crossing for access to dismantle the back structure and the demolition team is currently onsite completing the work. The smaller structure, closest to NE 125th Street, was demolished in June 2022.
Sewer odors
There were community observations that the site had a sewer odor smell. King County Wastewater sealed their maintenance hole lid and investigated upstream and downstream to confirm that there are no leaks into Thornton Creek from the King County sewer line. Seattle Public Utilities has also performed dye tests and confirmed that there are no leaks into Thornton Creek from the shared side sewer.
Seattle Parks and Recreation, Seattle Public Utilities, and Mid Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group are working toward their third community online workshop scheduled for this winter. We will be asked to help further refine park design options to a preferred design. Community participation is critical in designing the proposed Lake City Floodplain Park.
You can keep up with the project here:

Kids’ Art in Pinehurst Pocket Park

Kids-at-Heart Art in Pinehurst Pocket Park – It’s leaf raking time, so November’s art in the pocket park is this autumn-ish linoleum block print. Actually, to be transparent, it’s an enlarged photo of the print. And made by an adult (me) – because we’ve run out of kids’ art, help! It’s in the kiosk at the pocket park – NE 117th St & 19th Ave NE.
If you would like to submit your child’s artwork (or yours!) for the Pocket Park, please email