MLK Jr. Day 2023 Stewardship Events with Green Kirkland

North Rose Hill Woodlands MLK Day

Join the Green Kirkland Partnership for a day of habitat stewardship on MLK Jr. Day Monday January 16, 2023 at one of three volunteer events in Kirkland Parks. 

Volunteers will help restore critical habitat by removing invasive plants such as blackberry or ivy, planting native plants, and pitching-in with stewardship tasks like mulching and weeding. With your help, your parks will have healthy and thriving natural areas for years to come! 

Events are FULL and registration is now closed for MLK Jr. Day of Service Events.

MLK Jr. Day of Service Stewardship Events in 2023

Windsor Vista Park - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Juanita Open Space #1 - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Watershed Park - 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Pre-registration is requested for all participants and each event has a different start/end time and meeting location.

Stewardship events are in partnership with United Way of King County and each event features a reflection to encourage us all to consider Dr. King's legacy and how we can have an impact beyond this single day of service. 

General Information

All experience levels and ages are welcome following the youth guidelines (see below).

Tools, training, and gloves are provided.

Events are 100% outdoors and occur rain or shine*!

Events are led by City of Kirkland Parks Staff or Green Kirkland Stewards.

For more information about what to expect at Green Kirkland events visit the ‘What to Expect Page' 

Youth Volunteering:

All youth volunteer guidelines can be found on the 'What to Expect' page.

Youth under age 18 to age 14 can attend without a parent/guardian and must either:

  • bring a Youth Service Agreement (Waiver) signed by a parent/guardian or
  • be signed in by an adult at the beginning of the event OR
  • be accompanied by an adult OR

Youth under the age of 14 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult who will remain onsite and supervise the minor for the duration of the event.

What to Bring and Wear:

  • Required:
    • Closed toed shoes (ex. tennis shoes, sneakers or boots but no sandals)
  • Recommended:
  • Clothes that can get dirty/muddy
  • Long pants and long sleeves to protect against plants/abrasion
  • Rain gear and warm layers
  • Full water bottle and snacks
  • Optional: personal work/garden gloves

Tools, gloves, and training are provided.

Meeting Location:

The meeting location for each event is specified on the registration pages. Windsor Vista Park is in the Juanita neighborhood in north Kirkland. Juanita Open Space #1 is near North Kirkland Community Center. Watershed Park is in the Houghton neighborhood in south Kirkland near the Bellevue border. 

Court-ordered/mandated service options are limited. If this applies to you, visit the ‘What to Expect Page'.

COVID-19 Safety:

Green Kirkland stewardship events follow City of Kirkland COVID-19 safety guidelines:

  • Face coverings are optional and welcome at outdoor Green Kirkland stewardship events.
  • Pre-registration is requested from participants.
  • Please stay home if you do not feel well or have any COVID or flu-like symptoms


*Events are generally rain or shine. Cancellations can occur due to unsafe weather including excessive heat or cold, high winds, storms or poor air quality  - participants will be notified via email or onsite signage.



  • Monday, January 16, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM


Kirkland Parks - Watershed, Windsor Vista or Juanita Open Space #1, 98034

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