NE 70th Ave. is a multi-use path that many neighborhood children use to access Scott Elementary. Our neighbors often use this path as a safe north-south alternative to busy NE 72nd Ave. for dog walking, running, and cycling.
Over the past several years, we have worked to make this path more welcoming for the Cully community. A community herb garden was constructed in 2014 with the support of a Cully Association of Neighbors mini-grant. The garden was recently expanded to include a raspberry patch, community free library, tiny benches and native plants.
An intersection painting project, designed by local families, will ensure that this space continues to be welcoming for all folks who live on Emerson Street and the Cully neighborhood in general. The design is a rainbow butterfly, which represents migration, diversity and inclusion. Monarch butterflies (representing Latino families) and bright blue butterflies (representing Somali families) will also be painted up the path.
We will be painting all day! Followed by a block party for Emerson Street and Cully neighborhood residents.