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October 2014
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Celebrate fall with Seattle Parks and Recreation

Seattle Parks and Recreation is hosting dozens of free and low-cost fall and Halloween activities across the city this month. Put on your scariest costume, perfect your apple bobbing skills, practice your “Boos!” and head out! For event details, please contact the specific location.


Lower Mapes Creek Restoration Project improves habitat for Lake Washington salmon

The Lower Mapes Creek Restoration Project in Beer Sheva Park is near completion.  This is the same Mapes Creek that flows through Kubota Garden and Sturtevant Ravine. In early 2014, Seattle Public Utilities, in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation, began a project to reroute Mapes Creek from entering a sewer pipe


Amy Yee Tennis Center Orchard unveils new sign to honor namesake

On Saturday, Oct. 18, Seattle City Councilmembers Sally Clark and Tom Rasmussen joined City Fruit, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound and other community volunteers for a harvest celebration at Amy Yee Tennis Center Orchard to unveil a new sign that honors Amy Yee and provides a detailed map of


Seattle Parks shuts off most tennis court lights for winter to save energy

Seattle Parks and Recreation will shut off the lights at most outdoor lighted tennis courts for the winter on Nov. 3, 2014. This is an effort to create energy savings during the months when few people play tennis outside. Lights at courts below stay on year round: Bobby Morris Playfield at Cal


Salmon and stewards return to Piper’s Creek in Carkeek Park

Our everyday actions impact Seattle’s salmon population whether we realize it or not. We encourage everyone to make sure it is a positive impact. In 1980, volunteers from Carkeek Watershed Community Action Project began a salmon enhancement project in Piper’s Creek in partnership with the Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW). Today the Suquamish Tribe’s Grover’s Creek Hatchery provides chum salmon as fingerlings for release into Piper’s Creek and eggs for local schools to raise.


Oct. 16 PARK BUZZ: You haven’t been there unless you have a PIC to PROVE it

Send your photos to @seattleparks on Twitter for a chance to be featured on our blog! Visit our homepage and subscribe to Explore More, our twice-monthly newsletter, to learn about new things happening in our parks and community centers this month.


Our Parks, Our City, Our Environment: Seattle Parks releases environmental stewardship report

This fall, Seattle Parks and Recreation releases its environmental stewardship report, the first of many steps to enhance our accountability to Seattle residents. With the passage of the ballot measure establishing the Seattle Park District in August 2014, the department made a commitment to track and report our work through enhanced performance management. We will use the information to recognize our achievements and identify opportunities for improvement.


Seattle Parks celebrates a Week Without Violence Oct. 17-24

604,080 seconds. 10,080 minutes. 168 hours. Seven days. Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Youth Violence Prevention Team (YVPT) invite everyone between the ages of 12 and19 to participate in a Week Without Violence October 17-24. This week gives youth a chance to express their feelings about violence in their community and


Community invited to public meeting about Highland Park project

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to a public meeting for the Highland Park Opportunity Fund project on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at Highland Park Elementary School, 1012 SW Trenton St. At this meeting, participants can learn about this community-initiated project that will improve the usability


Park Board to hold public hearing on Magnolia Manor Off-Leash Area on Oct. 23

The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the Magnolia Manor Off-Leash Area at its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in the Kenneth R. Bounds Park Board Room at 100 Dexter Ave. N, in Denny Park at the corner of Dexter and Denny Way.