Parks & Recreation Dept.
12424 42nd Avenue South
Tukwila, WA 98168
Phone: 206 768-2822
Fax: 206 768-0524
Backyard Wildlife Festival, 20th Anniversary
May 9, 2020
Tukwila Community Center
10 am – 3pm
Backyard Wildlife Festival turns 20 this year! Lets’ celebrate wildlife, nature and gardening with the community, while learning how to create a healthy backyard habitat that attracts native wildlife. Event features local experts, along with a variety of resources, arts & craft vendors, and native/garden plant sales. Don’t leave the kids at home, hands on art projects, family activities and giant bubbles will keep the entire family entertained and excited. The line up will be coming soon.
Vendor applications are live: Click Here
This year in honor of the 20th Anniversary Backyard Wildlife Festival Tukwila Parks and Recreation launched a month of FREE enrichment. Yes it is FREE but space is limited so register early.
Habitat Restoration April 4th, 9:00-12:00 pm, Crystal Springs
Help build healthy forest habitat at Crystal Springs for birds, snails, salamanders, and other local wildlife. We will be removing invasive plants that are choking the forest and caring for native shrubs and trees. Green Tukwila Partnership
Falcons & Flags April 7th 6:00-8:00pm, TCC
Meet the Falconer and his live raptor ambassadors, learn best practices to keep wild raptors in your backyard safe, and conservation issues in Washington State. Plus personalize an art flag that will become part of the decoration at this year’s festival.
Learn about local Bats April 14th 6:00-8:00pm, TCC
Take an indoor “Bat Walk” from the seat of your chair and learn about local bats, why they are important and what you can do to create healthy habitat, Q & A to follow. Northwest Bats
Wildlife Friendly Gardening for Natural Pest Control April 21th 6:00-8:00pm, TCC
When you provide good habitat for birds and beneficial insects, they will in turn provide you with natural pest and weed control, increasing your garden’s health while decreasing your maintenance time. Tilth Alliance
Buzz, Buzz, Buzz April 28th 6:00-8:00pm, TCC
Learn how to make your own native bee houses and what plants will help support them. Then, let us answer all your questions about honey bees and beekeeping. Wingnut Honey
Handmade Eco Beaded Necklaces, April 28th 6:00-8:00pm,TCC
Local artist Violetta will help you design and create a professional string necklace with a clasp. All materials and tools provided you are welcome to bring your own favorite beads too.
- Backyard Wildlife Festival
- Foster Golf Links
- Online Registration
- Parks, Recreation & Open Space (PROS) Plan
- Parks & Recreation Department Operational Overview
Other Community Organizations:
- King County Library System
- Sounders FC
- Starfire Sports
- Tukwila Historical Society
- Tukwila Pool
- Tukwila School District