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Seattle Parks to turn showers back on at Alki, Seacrest Parks

Seattle Parks and Recreation will turn on the showers back on at Alki Beach Bathhouse today, and have the showers at Seacrest Park open by Thursday, July 31. The water had been turned off temporarily after Seattle Parks received notice from Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) that the two showers were draining directly

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August 14 Seattle Park Board meeting canceled

The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners is canceling its regular meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, August 14, at 100 Dexter Ave. N, in Denny Park at the corner of Dexter and Denny. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Park Board will occur on September 11, 2014.

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Windermere Summer Splash comes to Green Lake Aug. 16

Come experience the first-ever Windermere Summer Splash at Green Lake from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16! In addition to featuring a Junior Rowing Competition and Corporate Cup regatta, the event will celebrate summer fun and healthy activities for families. There will be food vendors, children’s activities, entertainment and opportunities

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Immigrant and refugee students prepare for fall at Seattle Parks’ Summer Science Academy

Seattle Parks and Recreation along with, the Refugee Women’s Alliance, Vietnamese Friendship Association and the Seattle School District, provided a five-week Summer Science Academy for new students attending the Seattle World School in the fall of 2014 from June 23-July 25. Funding for the Summer Science Academy was provided by the Family and Education Levy.

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s SEAFAIR WEEKEND!

Seafair Weekend is one of Seattle's most antcipated events. But with so much good stuff packed into three days, it can be tough to navigate. Here's your go-to guide for a safe and happy Seafair. Seafair Weekend Main Gate 4316 South Genesee Street, Seattle, WA When 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday, Aug. 1

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Construction may affect use of Burke-Gilman between NE 125th & NE 135th streets

Private construction activity near the Burke-Gilman Trail may result in temporary delays or congestion for both bicycle and pedestrian use of the trail between NE 125th St. and NE 135th St., beginning on or about Monday, July 28, and continuing through the month of August. The trail will be open, but the

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Japanese master stone masons arriving soon in Kubota Garden

Kubota Garden’s “Rock, People, Chisel” workshop is just a few weeks away, and stone masons from as far away as Michigan, South Carolina and Japan are clamoring at the opportunity to construct a traditional Japanese rampart in the Northwest. From Aug. 8-20, Jyunji and Suminori Awata, 14th- and 15th- generation Japanese stone

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Kite Hill in Gas Works Park to close From September – May for soil cover project

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) in cooperation with Seattle Parks and Recreation is working on a soil cover project at Gas Works Park that will close Kite Hill from the day after Labor Day (Sept. 2) to the following Memorial Day, 2015. The project adds a layer of soil and plants new grass

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Seattle Parks makes strides in student learning

School may be out, but the Parks Academy of Learning is in full swing. The Parks Academy of Learning operates in six middle schools and one elementary school throughout Seattle Public Schools. It is a program to assist students who are below state standards on reading and math assessments, who are not passing core courses and/or who are part of the immigrant, refugee, free-and-reduced-lunch or English Language Learners populations.

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Pianos in the Parks campaign launched July 17

Sing us a song, you’re the piano man! Sing us a song tonight! Well we’re all in the mood for a melody. And we’ve put pianos in parks. It may not be quite the scene Billy Joel described in his famous lyrics, but the message is the same. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from, everyone can unite around music.

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