A volunteer-powered neighborhood gathering place.

The Highland Park Improvement Club (HPIC) has been the heart of our community since 1919. HPIC belongs to our neighborhood and is powered by volunteers. 

We're your gathering place and your community. Join us for our next neighborhood event. We hold free movie nights, craft fairs and we turn into your local corner bar on the first Friday of every month. 



What's Coming Up At Your Club?


Seattle City Council Candidate Forum – Tuesday, July 25th

The Delridge Neighborhoods District Council, in partnership with the Highland Park Improvement Club will host a candidate forum for Seattle City Council Position 8 & 9 candidates on Tuesday, July 25th from 7-9 PM. This forum is intended to engage and inform the residents of the West Seattle Peninsula, who comprise roughly 1/7th of Seattle's total voting population. This event is open to the public and the media.

 The format is intentionally very simple - each candidate will be given 5 minutes and a microphone to present their platform. There will be no audience or panel questions during presentations, and once all presentations have finished candidates will be able to mingle with the audience. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase, and an area will be set aside for adults who are accompanied by children. 

 Who: Seattle City Council Position 8 and 9 candidates

What: Candidate forum - 5 minute presentation followed by mingling with prospective constituents

Where: Highland Park Improvement Club - 1116 SW Holden, Seattle, 98106

Why: Because voters shouldn't look at a ballot and say "I have no idea who this is"

When: Tuesday, July 25th, from 7-9 pm

 Questions? Contact Mat McBride (mat.mcbride@gmail.com, 206.501.0156)


HPIC Work Party - Sunday, July 30th
Join in with other HPIC volunteers to show appreciation for all the work that the HPIC Board does to make HPIC available to our community! Help us give a little TLC to the club – Re-stain the fence, clean the tables and chairs, pull some weeds and tend to our gardens, wash some windows, help organize the kitchen, and the list goes on! All ages are welcome to help, we have projects big and small! Dress appropriately for the weather and light activity.

Coffee and doughnuts at 9:00 AM

Work party starts at 9:30 AM


Art Lounge - Friday August 11th  


Join us in Art Lounge the 2nd Friday of every month! Bring an art/craft project and join us in the Art Lounge where you can relax, connect with like-minded neighbors, and set your imagination free. Let creativity and spirits flow freely @ HPIC. 



Sign up for our Art Class! Floral Arrangements Simplified!


Have you ever brought home a bouquet from the farmer’s market and had the disappointing realization that it looked better in the crisp paper wrap than it does in your vase? Learn techniques to clean up your bouquet and how to break down the bouquet into smaller beautiful arrangements. It’s the perfect time of year to dive into our seasonal bounty! This class is taught by Anne Bradfield, Owner and Creative Director of Floressence, a floral design studio in Georgetown. Sign up now!




HPIC's Annual Huge Garage Sale - Saturday, August 12th



Save the date now for the annual Highland Park Improvement Club Huge Garage Sale!!! As usual, we'll be rounding up friends and neighbors to all take part in this terrific/fun event.


• “Recycle” those useful items cluttering up your life!
• Sell your Craft Projects and Bake Sale items-help raise money for the club while cleaning out your basement!
• OR call Kay for info if you want to just donate sale items for the club to sell.

When: Saturday, Aug. 12, 9 am-3 pm (setup 8 am)
Where: HPIC garden & parking lot (indoors if rainy)
Corner of 12th & Holden
Table Rental Fee (benefits the building maintenance fund): $15 members/ $20 non-members

You keep all your sale proceeds---
sign up online  to rent a table at the Garage Sale!
Questions or to sign up: email: hpic1919@gmail.com or contact Kay @ 206-276-9573

South Seattle Fiber Arts Club
Join your fellow South Seattleites to meet and work on your preferred fiber hobby and socialize. All knitters, crocheters, quilters, embroiderers, weavers, spinners, etc. welcome. People of all backgrounds and skill levels are also welcome to attend. Anyone interested in learning to knit can come down and will be provided basic instruction. Come down and meet your neighbors and fellow fiber enthusiasts!

When: the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month from 11 am until 1 pm.
Cost: Free!




HPIC has hired a new club manager!  Donna Burns is not going anywhere, but is looking to transition into a different role at HPIC.  We’ve had the privilege to interview some amazing and dedicated people in the community, and are excited to announce that we’ve found our next Club Manager!  Stay tuned for a bio and an introduction in next week’s newsletter.


View our full calendar and join us at our next event, everyone's welcome at HPIC!