The Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance (FHNA) is one of the City of Kirkland’s thirteen neighborhood associations. Our mission is to coordinate residents and partners to protect the natural environment and to promote the welfare of the community by engaging in civic issues.

Community Meeting Wednesday, September 27rd

FHNA is holding a regular community meeting in the Auditorium at Thoreau Elementary School on Wednesday, September 27rd from 7pm to 8:30pm. The address is 8224 NE 138th Street.

We’ll hear all about Proposition 1, the November park ballot measure for a levy to build an aquatic and recreational center at the Houghton Park & Ride site and fund other park initiatives – including $4.5 million for segments of the Finn Hill Green Loop. This is a big investment and the meeting will give you the information you need to make an informed decision.

You can prepare for the meeting by checking out these links:

We’ll also hear a report on how the City is updating the Comprehensive Plan. This is an important project because the planning assumptions incorporated in the update will shape zoning and infrastructure investments that will shape how Kirkland and Finn Hill will develop over the next two decades.

And we’ll announce the results of our re-drawing of a winner of 2 free nights at he Lodge plus a gift certificate to the hotel’s restaurant, Cedar + Elm.

See below for agenda. We’ll stream the meeting on our Facebook page, bandwidth and technology permitting.


7pm – Welcome

7:05 – Announce winner of drawing

7:10 – City presentation on Proposition 1 by Lynn Zwaagstra

7:30 – Proposition 1 Pro Committee statement by Roshan Parikh (TBC)

7:40 – Proposition 1 Con Committee statement by Ken MacKenzie

7:50 – Q&A

8:05 – Closing comments from Con and Pro speakers

8:10 – Comprehensive Plan Update by Janice Swensom

8:20 – Q&A

8:30 – Adjourn

Related Organizations

The Friends of Big Finn Hill Park Trails is a committee established in collaboration with King County to represent users of Big Finn Hill Park and coordinate communications.

The Environmental Education and Research Center (EERC) at Saint Edward State Park.

The Kirkland Alliance of Neighborhoods (KAN).