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Bicycle Sundays start May 4

Dig out your helmet. Dust off your training wheels. A new series of Bicycle Sundays begins on May 4, 2014. Lake Washington Boulevard will be closed to motorized vehicles 10 a.m.-6 p.m. during Bicycle Sundays. Come bike, jog or stroll along the boulevard between the Seward Park entrance and Mount Baker  [More]

Seattle Parks pool operator assists in Oso mudslide recovery effort

The mud was up to her neck. It was caked into her paws. Even when she was teetering on logs, cold and wet, she was determined to signal to her owner that she’d found someone.  [More]

Summer buskers help safeguard downtown parks

When people think about superhero crime-fighting tools, they envision Superman’s cape, Batman’s gadgets or Spiderman’s web. Here at Seattle Parks and Recreation, we add a few more items to the list: accordions, pianos, tightropes and guitars.  [More]

Seattle Parks accepting applications for teen summer programs

Seattle Parks and Recreation is accepting applications for its 2014 youth summer programs such as Summer of Service, Student Teen Employment Preparation and Youth Engaged in Service. Summer of Service (SOS) is a summer program for youth entering seventh, eighth or ninth grades. SOS helps youth identify needs and their community and  [More]

Celebrate the Kinnear Park renovation

Live music, games and a scavenger hunt will greet the public at a celebration Saturday, April 26, to mark the completion of the first part of a major park improvement project in Lower Kinnear Park in Queen Anne. The ribbon cutting and community event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m.  [More]

Distant Lands Coffee donates coffee bags to Seattle Parks and Recreation to restore local parks

(From Seattle is known for its pioneering programs in recycling. In fact, curbside recycling was invented here. At the same time, the city is known for the beauty and care of its public parks. So it’s no surprise that Seattle Parks and Recreation is teaming up with Distant Lands Coffee on  [More]

Seattle Parks staff, facility and program recognized at statewide parks conference

Three cheers for three state award winners! This week at the Washington Recreation and Park Association (WRPA) annual conference, Seattle Parks and Recreation’s staff, facilities and programs were recognized.   [More]

Celebrate the opening of Bell Street Park

Join friends and neighbors to celebrate the opening of Bell Street Park on Saturday, April 12, 2-5 p.m. The celebration will be centrally located from 2nd to 3rd Avenue on Bell Street Park, however the new park addition spans Bell Street from 1st through 5th Avenues. The celebration will be something the  [More]

Regional Parks and Strategic Outreach Director elected to Washington Recreation and Park Association board

Congratulations to Cheryl Fraser! Fraser was elected to the 2014-2015 board of directors for the Washington Recreation and Park Association (WRPA) and will serve as vice president. “I am looking forward to serving on the board of WRPA and giving back something to the profession that has been so good to me,”  [More]

Hunt for eggs across the city with Seattle Parks

Seattle Parks and Recreation is hosting dozens of free and low-cost spring bunny and egg hunt activities all over Seattle this month. Hop to an event in your neighborhood and collect some goodies. For event details, please contact the specific location. SOUTHEAST April 17 Spring Egg Hunts Van Asselt Community Center, 3:30  [More]