Shoreline's first street mural in Parkwood neighborhood

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Street mural in Parkwood neighborhood

Neighborhood minigrant funds public art that also builds community

Parkwood Neighborhood Association (PNA), second place winner of the 2014 Neighborhood of the Year award from Neighborhoods USA, continued its placemaking efforts by teaming with neighbors to paint two street murals at Densmore Ave N and 160th, and Corliss and N 149th St.

These murals are in addition to the mural painted on the public restroom at Twin Ponds Park in 2015. (See previous article)

PNA wanted to do a project that would start addressing neighbors' concerns about pedestrian safety and increased traffic, especially with the 145th subarea rezone and light rail project on the horizon. 

Painted intersections are a public art that also have indirect impacts on helping to slow traffic.

In addition, these types of public art projects are known to bring neighbors closer together.

The murals, created by artist Sara Snedeker of Ridgecrest with neighbor input, were designed to celebrate elements of Twin Ponds Park: native plants and wildlife. Snedeker is well-known in the Shoreline community for her infamous octopus at the Shoreline Farmers Market, and the new mural on the side of the Shoreline City Pool.

PNA is very grateful for the support from the Neighborhood Minigrant Program and the Traffic Engineers at the City of Shoreline for helping us make our vision become a reality.

If you would like to join this dynamic group, Board Nominations are now open for the Parkwood Neighborhood Association! Contact PNA at or visit their website 

You can also join the neighborhood’s Annual Meeting on Wednesday, October 12, 7 pm at Aegis Living 14900 1st Ave NE, with special guests Mayor Chris Roberts and City Manager Debbie Tarry.

The Parkwood Neighborhood Association (PNA) is a forum for neighbors to share information and implement change.

We focus on cultivating our diverse community, promoting a safe and pleasant neighborhood environment, and serving as a liaison between the Parkwood neighborhood and the City of Shoreline. 

Photos courtesy Parkwood Neighborhood Association


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