Inspired by park’s namesake, resident organizes Flo Ware Park Day

Sully McGinnis, proprietor of the Kitchen Sink Project, never thought much about the mysterious namesake of the park down the street. But after reading a little about the life of Flo Ware, McGinnis was inspired and decided to organize a day to celebrate Ware’s life and the 30th Anniversary of the 28th and Jackson park.

From McGinnis:

What I found blew me away, a passionate story about a dynamic lady who simply tried to live her life as a good neighbor. This struck me very deeply because her visions and way of thinking about life are much the same as my own. Many of Flo Ware’s visions are those that I try to mirror through the Kitchen Sink Project. I wanted to invite you to this exciting event.

Celebration details:

May 8th is the 30th Anniversary of Flo Ware Park


Brown Bag Lunch

Flo Ware Park

28th and Jackson

“Whatever your fears are-forget them; anything you want challenged-challenge it yourself; whatever your dreams are-make sure they come true” -Flo Ware

Flo Ware was a revolutionary woman who advocated primarily for the rights of the Elderly, Children, and Poor living in Seattle’s Central District.

She was a mother to over 20 foster children

She was arrested for handing out leaflets in front of Horace Mann Elementary school demanding school improvements

She Spearheaded the Meals On Wheels program for the elderly

Come hang out with us in the park! Honor and Be Inspired by the tireless efforts of Florasina Ware. 2012 Would be her 100th birthday year and we can’t think of a better way to Celebrate her Life than by honoring the beautiful space her efforts have provided for the Central District!

Bring a brown bag lunch, some chalk, some bubbles, your stilts, your chess set or your basketball. Come along with your Friends, Family, and Neighbors! Everybody’s invited to come celebrate This amazing Super Hero!

Kitchen Sink Project will have a few extra brown bag lunches on hand in case you forget yours or can’t bring one along.

Hope to See you There,



One thought on “Inspired by park’s namesake, resident organizes Flo Ware Park Day

  1. I’ll be there! This is a great idea that I hope neighbors pick up on.

    Another Flo Ware Day will be held there on Saturday, May 19, for the neighborhood by the Leschi Community Council. It will be potluck, and have entertainment by the Electric Sliders.