The open space above the Fremont Troll is being transformed from a former homeless encampment, as local residents turn the space into the new Troll’s Knoll Park.
Thanks in part to a $25,000 grant from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, supporters are finishing a design plan for the new park, which prioritizes natural habitat. The Friends of the Troll’s Knoll is a community group dedicated to maintaining green spaces around the Troll through clean-up, park development and art installations, including a moss-covered turtle.
Our vision for the Troll’s Knolls Park expansion is to create a welcoming, safe and well-maintained space for community enjoyment. The expanded park is a peaceful, green landscape that prioritizes natural habitat and creates a respite from the chaos of city life. The new design continues to attract visitors by engaging them in an ongoing whimsical journey in the spirit of the Troll.
Supporters hope to have a final design for the new park next month.
The original grant called for parks on the east and west side of the Troll but due to budget problems the east side was removed and residents are working to improve it as a park. The west side, which opened in 2016, has a thriving pea patch.
The grant includes $5,000 for art and a local artist Michiko Tanaka, designed the turtle, which was installed in December.
Learn more and get involved here: https://www.fremonttrollsknoll.org/updates/park-designs.