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Mike Lemmon

Mike is co-creator and creative director of Seattle Greenlaker. He is a Seattle native who enjoys exploring Green Lake on foot and by kayak. Mike brought to life the user experience of Seattle Greenlaker through the site’s design and development.

Seattle reLeaf: Free Trees for Neighborhoods

Since 2009, the City of Seattle reLeaf program has brought free trees to Seattle’s neighborhood streets and residents. The program has given out more than 4,000 trees so far, ranging from cherry trees, douglas firs, oaks and more. According to the program’s website, trees increase the livability of neighborhoods by creating quieter, more pedestrian-friendly streets, […]

The Milk Carton Derby is coming to Green Lake July 12

Get ready for dozens of creative watercraft hitting the waters of Green Lake on Saturday July 12, 2014. This annual Seafair tradition continues with its 44th year, bringing competitors to the lake for a variety of events for kids and adults. Thinking about entering? You have until July 10 to decide. Seafair provides you with boat […]

Green Lake: Seattle’s Former Fireworks Show Destination

Did you know Green Lake was the site of one of the largest Independence Day fireworks celebrations in Seattle for 60 years? According to a 2010 article originally posted on My Green Lake and reposted by the Seattle P-I, from 1920 to 1980 crowds of up to 250,000 people converged on the neighborhood to take in […]

An Urban Hike in Woodland Park & Phinney Ridge

Recently we went on a great walk exploring Woodland Park and Phinney Ridge from Green Lake. Here’s our route and some of the sights to see along the way. Start at the Seattle Bathhouse Theater parking lot and head towards the south end of the lake. Take a stop and see the turtles on their logs […]

Our First Week

When we launched Seattle Greenlaker a week ago, we weren’t sure what the reaction would be. Well, suffice to say, we’ve been amazed by the response so far. Over 1,000 of you have stopped by during the last 7 days, viewing our pages over 6,000 times. We hope you’ve enjoyed the content so far. And please continue to give […]

New City Regulations Stop Big Houses on Small Lots

Seattle City Council voted to restrict development of oversized houses on small lots. You can frequently see these new houses popping up on the site where an old house is torn down. According to KIRO News, two recently constructed houses in Green Lake wouldn’t have been allowed under the new rules had the ruling come earlier: The […]

Seattle Model Yacht Club

Ran across some members of the Seattle Model Yacht Club when we were out on a walk this morning. The group meets monthly to sail their radio-controlled Victoria Class Sailboats on the lake. The group of about 10-15 had a variety of boats in a mini-regatta. Some members also brought some electric powered boats as well. […]

Green Lake Library

Photo Courtesy MOHAI, PEMCO Webster & Stevens Collection Few things look the same around Green Lake as they did in 1910 — except the Green Lake Library. The 8,000+ square-foot branch opened in 1910 and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. According to the Seattle Public Library, Green Lake library service […]

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