The Friends of Normandy Park Foundation is happy to share the good news that we’ve received a South King County Fund Environmental Grant for over $11k from the Port of Seattle! Our 501c3 organization has partnered with the City of Normandy Park’s Park Department to collaborate on a reforestation project in Marine View Park in fall 2021 and the Port has granted us funds to contribute towards that project.
We’re hosting monthly invasive species removal and tree planting volunteer events. Our reforestation events will include enriching, hands-on educational learning designed for children. Families from across the greater Highline area are encouraged to attend to learn more about planting, soil, native plants, the environment and more. Interpretors will be provided for families to create an inclusive learning environment. When complete, over 220 trees will be planted in Marine View Park!
We’re excited to be the grant recipients and we’re hopeful for a fantastic turn-out at our volunteer events. Please consider joining in on the fun! Planting a tree can be an incredibly memorable and satisfying way to enjoy the parks, and more importantly support the environment and our community. It’s a great way to volunteer that it will benefit the air and forest!
Normandy Park's 4th of July Parade - A favorite tradition continues in a new way!
Mark your calendars for the 4th of July Car Parade at 10am on July 4th. To join in on the parade, arrive at Marvista Elementary parking lot at 9am. The parade of cars will cruise down Marine View Drive to continue our fun 4th tradition in a safe way. Candy will be back again this year! There will be no large gathering at the Cove when the parade is complete.
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Enjoy a festive santa hat on us ! This is a free, drive-thru event taking place to celebrate our annual Winterfest Tree Lighting ceremony, yet in a new COVID-safe way.
FREE Santa Hat Giveaway! Boost your holiday spirit with a Santa Hat! Save the date for December 5th - Thanks to generous community members, we have 500 Santa Hats to give away!
Normandy Park Towne Center
Sat., December 5 | 12:00pm - 3:00pm
19805 1st Ave S, Normandy Park, WA 98148
This is a festive, drive-thru holiday event. Our elves will provide you with a Santa hat in a special contact-free, drive-thru format. Please remain in your vehicle and wear a mask to be covid-safe while you collect your free Santa hat (while supplies last). Our elves will be on hand to wish you a happy holiday season!
Due to COVID, we are unable to have the annual in-person Winterfest Tree Lighting Ceremony. Instead, we're planning the “Santa in the Park” show featuring a virtual video of Santa’s arrival, tree lighting, sing-alongs, and special guests!
Join us in-person and receive a free pumpkin (while supplies last) to celebrate the Halloween season with a drive-thru pumpkin patch. Please wear a mask and remain in your car during the drive-thru event.
Display this heart in your window to let the world know your heart is with them during this pandemic. A local mom heard about an effort in the Midwest to display hearts in windows to show support for medical personnel fighting to help COVID-19 victims. Her son and daughter-in-law work in a local ER. She worries about them every day, but knows they are fighting for others and she is thankful.
Please join us in showing support for them and others who are fighting to stop this pandemic and keep us safe.
Come visit us at the Cove Music & Arts Festival series on Friday night (for the next three weekends 10/04, 10/11, & 10/18). We’ll be selling wine and proceeds will benefit our foundation. We’re happy to answer questions about the Friends of Normandy Park Foundation, and you can sign up to volunteer with us, or donate to support us. 💚
This series is brought to you by the City of Normandy Park Art Commission and hosted at the Cove, Normandy Park Community Club.
We had a great time at Fall Frolic this past weekend on Saturday September 28th at Marvista Park. Thank you to everyone who came to visit our booth and participated in the raffle. Thank you also to our pumpkin sponsor Matvey Foundation Repair, Pea Patch gardener Rob Rencher, the Des Moines Area Food Bank, QFC, Starbucks and the City of Normandy Park (Parks Department)! 🎃🌻 The pumpkins were so much fun to decorate!
On a sunny Saturday morning, May 18, three boys and eleven girls settled into the Community Room in the Normandy Park city hall to spend a few hours learning new skills. CPR Seattle provided an instructor to prepare the youngsters to learn about the ins and outs of babysitting through its Babysitter Training Class and Certification.
The day included practice with partners and lots of time for questions and gaining knowledge about childcare as a neighborhood babysitter, and a delicious lunch. Diapers and toddler mannequins are among the props used to get detailed ideas across to the students. Students learned basics for infant choking and basic steps of CPR.
After a successful day of learning, the children in the class got an American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) certificate that assured parents who are future clients that the babysitter from this class has learned about child and babysitting safety from a certified instructor. Children also learned to write a resume to help them build their skills for getting possible babysitting clients.
It is planned to have training sessions in the future for those girls and boys who want to spend some of their time doing something helpful for the adults and children in their neighborhood plus hone skills that demonstrate responsibility and earn some money too!
Happy National Police Week 2019 from the Friends of Normandy Park! To say thank you to our beloved police officers for all that you do to keep our community safe the Friends of Normandy Park board and fellow citizens organized a coffee meet-up at Empire Coffee Saturday, May 18.
Our Coffee For Cops event at Empire Coffee was a fantastic success. The gathering included perfect pastries, amazing espresso and an excellent community turnout! Thank you to all who stopped in to say hello, made donations, and a special thank you to Empire Coffee for your hospitality and kind donations. ☕️
Thank you to all who donated pet food for the pet food drive from April 29 - May 12. Together, the Friends of Normandy Park and local businesses collected over 415 pounds of cat food, dog food, pet treats and supplies to pets waiting to find their new home.
Thank you to Burien C.A.R.E.S. and Precious the pup for helping us unload the food, supplies and pet treats! Thank you to our business drop sites: Paws in the Park, Soggy Doggy, Northwest Clinic of Chiropractic and Burien Berkshire Hathaway.
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Last week the Friends of Normandy Park Foundation kicked off our spring Pet Food Drive partnering with businesses to support local animal shelters. You can help too, by dropping off pet food donations and pet gear to one of the drop sites: Paws In The Park, Soggy Doggy, Northwest Clinic of Chiropractic, and Berkshire Hathaway in Burien. To participate hurry and drop off a donation by Saturday May 12th!
The Friends of Normandy Park Foundation presents Thrill the World, a partnership with the Seattle Thrillers dancers! Join us as we host the worldwide, synchronized dance to Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ performed by the Seattle Thrillers.
Saturday, October 30th, 2-6pm
Normandy Park Towne Center
19803 1st Ave S, Normandy Park, WA
2pm - event starts
3pm - worldwide synchronized dance by the Seattle Thrillers, costume contest to follow
This FREE, family-friendly event includes: FREE PUMPKINS in our pumpkin patch (500 free pumpkins, while supplies last), dancing by Seattle Thrillers to the festive Michael Jackson song 'Thriller', a socially distant children’s craft booth, live musical performance by Vote for Pedro, beer garden, vendors, a scavenger hunt, a costume contest, music & more.
Special shout out to the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce for donating 1000 masks to keep our attendees safe & for donating an additional 300 masks for our children’s craft booth!
THANK YOU to our partners:
The Seattle Thrillers, Zombie Fest Northwest, the City of Normandy Park & the Normandy Park Towne Center
THANK YOU to our sponsors:
My World Dance & Fitness, Napolitano Skin & Body Studio & advertising sponsor Tay Krull with Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate. This project is supported, in part, by a grant from 4Culture.
EXTRA SPECIAL THANK YOU to our Gold Level sponsors: Burien Chevrolet & Burien Toyota, we appreciate your support!
Would you like to learn the dance and join the Seattle Thrillers? Go to the website: www.seattlethrillers.com to join their meetup group. Visit the website to learn about rehearsals for this annual, worldwide event.
UPDATE: We’re are hosting a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination site in partnership with Discovery Health, at this event and we will update this page with more details!
*We’re keeping a close eye on the status of COVID-19 and we will be requiring mask wearing at our event in order to stay safe and to keep children under 12 safe.