O.O. Denny Park: Kirkland

Join the Green Kirkland Partnership and EarthCorps as we work in O.O. Denny Park! These 43 acres along Lake Washington have trails, picnic shelters, beaches, and more.

The Basics

We supply gloves, tools, water and snack bars. We will teach you everything you need to know about tool use, safety, forest health, and the importance of the work you will be doing. No prior experience necessary, just come ready to learn something new!

This project is part of a larger collaboration known as the Green Kirkland Partnership: an alliance between the City of Kirkland, nonprofit partners, businesses, and the community to restore natural areas in the city. For more information, please visit www.greenkirkland.org
 

For your safety and comfort please bring:

  • Clothing that can get dirty (because it will!)
  • Long pants and long sleeves (helps protect against prickly plants)
  • Sturdy shoes that can handle some mud (closed toed shoes are required ​such as work boots, hiking boots, rubber boots, etc. NO sandals, flats, or heels)
  • Rain gear and warm layers (check the weather!)
  • Sack lunch and snacks
  • Full water bottle
  • Travel mug for tea/coffee
  • If you have a favorite pair of gloves, feel free to bring them (otherwise we're happy to provide a pair)
The event will happen rain or shine!

What will volunteers be doing at the event?

While the exact tasks at hand vary, our projects focus on improving the forests and parks in our local cities. Healthy and thriving forests are vital to our community because they absorb and naturally filter rain water, produce clean oxygen, provide living spaces for wildlife, and create a place for people to connect with the outdoors.
 
In order to help create healthy forests, the work can include:
  • Removing aggressive weeds (like English Ivy or Himalayan Blackberry)
  • Maintaining areas where these weeds have been removed
  • Planting trees and shrubs during the rainy season (often Oct.-Feb.)

Groups

If you are coming as a group, the group leaders are expected to have an active role in our events. After registering your group, please get in touch with volunteer@earthcorps.org to make sure everything is in order. On the day of the event, make yourself known to the staff (in bright yellow vests) and arrive early in order to help guide your group members.

Youth Policy

Youth under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or responsible adult. All volunteers between the ages of 14 and 17 that are not with a parent or guardian must bring a filled out Youth Waiver the day of the event. NOTE: This event requires the City of Kirkland's youth waiver (not the EarthCorps youth waiver), so please double check that you have the correct document. 
 
Youth and school groups are welcome to attend; leaders should contact the Volunteer Team to take care of all necessary preparations. 

Directions

Approximate Address: 12032 Holmes Point Drive NE

By Bus:
Be sure to check current routes on Metro Trip Planner: http://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov/
 
By Car:
From I-405 North
  1. Take exit 20A for Northeast 116th Street
  2. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-405
  3. Use any lane to turn left onto NE 116th St
  4. NE 116th St turns slightly right and becomes NE Juanita Dr
  5. Turn left onto 76th Pl NE
  6. Continue onto Holmes Point Dr NE
From I-405 South
  1. Take exit 20 for NW 124th
  2. Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto NE 124th St
  3. Turn left onto 100th Ave NE
  4. Continue onto NE 120th Pl
  5. Turn right to stay on NE 120th Pl
  6. Slight left onto 97th Ave NE
  7. Turn right onto NE Juanita Dr
  8. Turn left on 76th
  9. Continue onto Holmes Point Drive NE
There are two parking lots where volunteers car park. One on the left side of the street and the other on the right side.

No upcoming volunteer events for this location