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First Hill Street Scrabble Tournament!

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Come play! Seattle’s First Street Scrabble Tournament will be held in the First Hill neighborhood on August 12th from 4-7 pm. The intersection of University, Union and Boylston will be closed for the event.

Sixteen participants will be chosen by lottery to play in this life-sized speed Scrabble tournament. Each round will be timed to 20 minutes, and a referee will ensure rules of the game are respected. To sign up to be in the lottery, send email to

This event brings attention to the First Hill Public Realm Action Plan– a collaborative effort led by Seattle Department of Transportation, Department of Planning & Development and Parks Department and supported by the First Hill Improvement Association. This Action Plan aims to develop a new public space network in First Hill.

This particular intersection has been identified as a potential new park space and gateway to a new Neighborhood Greenway on University.

More information about the Public Realm Action Plan will be available at the event, including interim design concepts for this intersection.