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McAuliffe Park in Kirkland

Find out about our newest community learning garden in Kirkland.

McAuliffe ParkThe community learning garden at McAuliffe Park is a collaborative project between the Kirkland Parks Department and Tilth Alliance, providing education opportunities for schools, community members, organizations and businesses. The community learning garden features permaculture principles, annual vegetables grown with organic practices, a new rain garden, and water and resource conservation.

Future plans include cooking and nutrition education, an expanded garden, natural soil building demonstrations, and extensive perennial edibles like fruit and nut trees. Let us know what you'd like to see!

Other key partners include Kirkland Parks Foundation, Green Kirkland Partnership, King Conservation District, City of Kirkland, Cascade Water Alliance and Whole Foods.


Join us during the growing season and learn how to grow food! You'll work alongside Tilth Alliance staff and fellow volunteers to help keep our community learning garden growing.  See the schedule and RSVP on our sign-up page! 

If you have questions, contact Anita Waghani for more information or attend an upcoming volunteer orientation.

This activity is a City of Kirkland-Tilth Alliance partnership. Food grown at McAuliffe Park is harvested and shared with volunteers and local Hopelink food banks.

Take a Class

Tilth Alliance offers classes throughout the year at McAuliffe Park. See the full list of classes.

For Kirkland residents, the City of Kirkland also offers regular, free Natural Yard Care workshops at McAuliffe Park. Learn about growing a healthy lawn and garden, smart watering, and attracting beneficial insects. More info and sign-up.


This garden is located at 10824 NE 116th St, Kirkland, WA 98034. Get directions.

McAuliffe Park Community Learning Garden McAuliffe Open House


McAuliffe Park was established as a farm in 1887. This historic site continues as an agricultural resource for the community, and an educational resource, with the construction of a new community learning garden in 2016. The garden is built by community members under the leadership of Tilth Alliance in partnership with Kirkland Parks and Kirkland Parks Foundation. View photos of the site groundbreaking and open house event on Facebook.

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