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Rare corpse flower is blooming at Volunteer Park Conservatory

Seattle’s very own corpse flower (Amorphophallus titanum) is currently in the early stages of blooming at the Volunteer Park Conservatory. The specimen was donated to the Conservatory in 2006 from the University of Washington Botany Greenhouse and this is the first time it has bloomed since then. It takes from 7 to


Drills and Skills program schools students in dribbling and discipline

Bitter Lake Community Center’s Senior Coordinator Barb Wade said that the Aaron Brooks Foundation Drills and Skills program teaches kids discipline. That’s an understatement. This summer about 50 students packed the gyms at Bitter Lake Community Center from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. learning new basketball dribbling techniques and skills. If the drills became too easy, the students were told to focus and to try completing them with their eyes closed.


Fill your fall with color at the Friends of the Conservatory Plant Sale

Mark your calendar for the Friends of the Conservatory Fall Plant Sale from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Volunteer Park Conservatory (1400 East Galer St.). The Fall Plant Sale offers unique tropicals, orchids, succulents and cacti for sale that are similar to the plants in


Seattle Parks celebrates Camp Long Mountain Fest on Sept. 14

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites you and your family to celebrate Camp Long Mountain Fest and the 75th anniversary of Schurman Rock from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.


Ishi-gaki completed in Kubota Garden

On Wednesday, Aug. 20, the Kubota Garden celebrated the completion of the ishi-gaki constructed during the two-week "Rock, People, Chisels" workshop. Stone masons from around the country worked under the summer sun to build the beautiful new structure. It will serve as a base for a new overlook terrace in the garden.


Seattle Parks and Recreation Labor Day and seasonal closures

Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed Monday, Sept. 1, in observance of Labor Day. These facilities and services are CLOSED: Community centers Environmental learning centers Indoor swimming pools Green Lake Small Craft Center Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center Amy Yee Tennis Center Beaches (East Green Lake, Madrona, Magnuson,


Green Lake algae scum found; water only harmful where scum is found

Toxic algae has been found in accumulated scum along the shores of Green Lake; however the lake is not closed and remains open to most activities. King County Department of Natural Resources has been conducting weekly testing of water collected at the east and west swimming beaches at Green Lake as well


Magnuson Park welcomes the Seattle Waldorf School to Building 11

Magnuson Park will welcome a new resident partner organization this month when the ribbon is cut outside of Seattle Waldorf School’s new high school campus in the historic landmark Building 11. The grand opening celebration will take place from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28. The event will include campus tours, games,


Seattle Parks and Seattle Tilth make healthy food accessible to all

It doesn’t matter whether you live in a studio, condo, dorm or house, Seattle Parks and Recreation wants to make sure more people have the opportunity to grow and eat healthy food.


Tom Douglas hosts annual ‘Salmon Chanted Evening’ benefiting Seattle Parks and Recreation

On Aug. 31, Tom Douglas Seatown Restaurants invites you to celebrate a gorgeous summer evening outdoors with Chef Tom Douglas at the annual Salmon Chanted picnic dinner and fundraiser for the Seattle Parks Department.