May 23

May 23, 2016

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Molbak’s Butterfly Garden Comes to the Woodland Park Zoo

The Pacific Northwest is a wonderful environment for hundreds of species of butterflies. This summer, the opening of Molbak’s Butterfly Garden in Woodland Park Zoo will offer a special opportunity for education and wonder for kids and adults alike. Molbak’s Butterfly Garden will be the home for almost 500 butterflies representing a minimum of 15 species of butterflies that are native to North America. “Take a walk among a variety of Pacific Northwest gardens and experience native North American butterflies…

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May 20

May 20, 2016

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Green Lake House Flipped, Earns 60% Increase in Value

Last year, a tiny 1927 Green Lake house was sold for just $350,000. Now, with a complete makeover and an added third floor, the house is on the market with an asking price of $1.05 million — a 60% increase in value! The newly renovated home has an open floor plan on the main floor. Its kitchen features stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops. There’s a wine bar, and a large deck off of the back of the home. The…

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May 13

May 13, 2016


New Mixed-Use Building Project Close to Approval

Plans for a new mixed-use building project next to Green Lake’s Great Hall are in the works, and close to acquiring approval. The plan for a six-story building at 417 NE 73rd Street went before a design review board on Monday, May 9th. The plans include about 45 residential units with nearly 1,400 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor. There will be underground parking for 46 vehicles and storage for up to 24 bikes. When brought to…

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May 6

May 6, 2016


Green Lake Events: Things to Do in May

May is well underway, with plenty of fun Green Lake events coming up later in the month! Read about some of the featured events below… May 1: Summer Hours Begin at the Woodland Park Zoo 9:30am – 6pm | Woodland Park Zoo Beginning on Sunday, May 1st, the Woodland Park Zoo is extending their open times for summer hours! Through September 30th, the seasonal open hours are 9:30am until 6pm. May 7: Mother’s Day at the Zoo 6:45am – 3pm…

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Apr 24

April 24, 2016


After Treatment, Green Lake’s Algae May Not Be a Problem This Summer

Each and every summer, rampant algae growth leaves Green Lake a murky, smelly place by August. Visibility is decreased to only four or five feet, and the water turns pea-green. Usually, Seattle Parks and Recreation has to post signs around mid-summer, warning people of the dangers of swimming in the toxic water and urging them to keep pets from drinking it. The algae has been so bad in some years that the city has been forced to close the lake…

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Apr 15

April 15, 2016


Green Lake Community Center to Offer Free Wi-Fi

  In an effort to expand Internet access to low-income Seattle residents, Google has given $344,000 to the city, according to The Seattle Times. This grant is part of Seattle’s Digital Equity Initiative, which “seeks to ensure all residents and neighborhoods have the information technology capacity needed for civic and cultural participation, employment, lifelong learning, and access to essential services.” The Seattle Times reports that about 15 percent of the city’s population does not have regular Internet access. Seattle’s Digital…

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