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September 2014
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Park Ranger shares knowledge of city’s history, culture

How many buildings were destroyed in the Great Seattle Fire of 1889? How many coffee shops does Seattle have per 1,000 people? What was the catalyst that helped establish Pike Place Market? You don’t know? Seattle Park Ranger Peggy Bohan does: 116, 3.5 and the skyrocketing price of onions (respectively).


Performing arts program supports LGBTQ youth of color on Sept. 24

Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute invite the community to a mentor showcase for “Bearing Witness” on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 4 p.m., (doors open at 3:45 p.m.) Langston Hughes Performing Art Institute is located at 104 17th Ave. S at E Yesler Way in Seattle. The


Rainier Beach Youth come together to plan Othello Park Concert

Between July 31 and Sept. 4, 19 youth ranging in age from 11-17 met each Thursday at Rainier Beach Community Center to plan a community concert at Othello Park. The concert took place on Saturday, Sept. 6. The Othello Youth Concert was one program among many selected by Mayor Ed Murray’s


Maple Viewing Festival at Seattle Japanese Garden on Oct. 12

  Take in the breathtaking sight of maple trees ablaze in fall color at the Seattle Japanese Garden on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, when the garden hosts its annual Maple Viewing Festival. Visitors are invited to enjoy live music, hands-on nature activity stations sponsored by the University of Washington Botanic Garden and


Seattle Parks and Recreation seeks nominations for annual volunteer service awards

Seattle Parks and Recreation is seeking nominations for the Denny Awards, which honor volunteer service to the city’s parks system. The deadline for nominations is Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. The awards will be presented at a recognition ceremony on Tuesday, Dec.9, 2014 at Rain Forest Pavilion at the Woodland Park Zoo. The


SEPT. 18 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.


Celebrate Visit a Park (or Park Venue) Day, Oct.3!

How many times have you said to yourself: “I should visit more parks”? Well, your day has come, my friend. Friday, Oct. 3, is National Visit a Park Day. Here in Seattle we’re modifying that to Visit a Park Venue Day because we’re lucky enough to have so many amenities other


Seattle Parks to host community ice cream social in Cal Anderson Park on Sept. 27

Do you love Cal Anderson Park? Have you wondered how you can help maintain the park or support events like the Independence Day Community Picnic or Hilloween? Stop by the Volunteer Ice Cream Social from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27 to find out how you can become a Seattle


Community invited to open house for Mt. Baker Play Area renovation

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to the third and final public meeting for the Mount Baker Play Area renovation project. The open house is Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Mount Baker Park, 2521 Lake Park Dr. S, near the play area. At this meeting, the Parks


Community BBQ to raise funds for Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands

Have you been to Seattle’s largest urban farm? Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands is located in the heart of Seattle’s Rainier Beach neighborhood, one of the most diverse zip codes in the nation. The Friends of Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands, Seattle Tilth, Seattle Parks Foundation and Seattle Parks and