Traffic Alert: NAMIWalks Washington

Published on May 30, 2023

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Media Contact:
Sudie Elkayssi, Special Projects Coordinator
Kirkland Parks and Community Services
(425) 587-3347


KIRKLAND, Wash. – The annual NAMIWalks Washington is Saturday, June 3, 2023, at Marina Park. Drivers should expect traffic delays and parking restrictions in the area. Vehicles parked in restricted areas will be towed.  

Roadway impacts will be in effect from 9 a.m. until approximately 11 a.m. or when the last walker passes. Additionally, the following closures will be in place:

  • Kirkland Avenue from Lake Street to the City Dock from 6 a.m. until 11 a.m.
  • Southbound Lake Street from Kirkland Avenue to 2nd Avenue from 8:55 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Event organizers expect 1,125 people will participate in the resource fair and walk which travels along Lake Washington Boulevard. The event raises money in support of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives through education, support, advocacy, listening and leading to improve the lives of people with mental illness and their loved ones. 

Event goers are encouraged to carpool and plan for their parking in advance. For public parking, go to For bus transportation, go to

For permit information, contact Sudie Elkayssi, Special Projects Coordinator, City of Kirkland Parks & Community Services, 425-587-3347 or