The Fremont Troll turns 20 years old this Halloween and there’s encouraging news for the neighborhood landmark. The Troll’s Knoll, the green space and land around the statue, is in line to receive a big financial boost from the city. A plan to enhance the area is one of 15 projects recommended for funding from the Seattle Parks 2010 Opportunity Fund.
The plan calls for $685,000 in improvements to establish a public park and open space. The improvements would include landscaping, trees, trails, retaining walls, and public art. The plan would also fund green infrastructure systems such as wind turbines, pedestrian lighting, and a community garden.
A previous grant allowed Friends of the Troll’s Knoll to remove blackberry bushes this summer and plant grass seed.
Friends of the Troll’s Knoll will be on hand for a public hearing on the 15 projects recommended to receive funding under the Opportunity Fund. Fremont residents and troll lovers are encouraged to attend and show support for the project. The meeting takes place Monday, October 25 at 7pm (sign up starts at 6pm) at the Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave E on the north end of Capitol Hill. You can read more about Friends of the Troll’s Knoll on their Facebook page.