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Experience Magic After Dark in Volunteer Park Conservatory, Dec. 19

It’s one night only, and it’s happening tomorrow! The Volunteer Park Conservatory will be open from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. The Conservatory at night is a special kind of magic, especially when the holidays are near and the displays are in full majesty. This Friday, Dec. 19, for one night only, you can experience […]


Miller CC and Country Doctor Community Clinic spread cheer to thousands

Holiday magic swept through Miller Community Center Saturday, Dec. 13, when 1,055 toys were given to local children. Miller Community Center and the Country Doctor Community Clinic hosted their annual holiday party for patients and underprivileged families in Seattle. About 2,500 people joined the celebration assisted by volunteers from Holy Names, the Seattle Police and […]


Seattle Parks and Recreation winter holiday closures

Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed or on modified schedules in observance of winter holidays: Community centers, environmental learning centers and teen life centers will close at 6 p.m. on Dec. 24 and 31 and will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Indoor swimming pools and small craft centers will close […]


13th annual Polar Bear Plunge set for Jan. 1 at Matthews Beach

Start off the New Year with a splash! Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Meadowbrook Community Center Advisory Council are co-sponsoring the 13th annual Polar Bear Plunge at noon on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 at Matthews Beach, 9300 51st Ave. NE. Registration begins at 10 a.m., and the plunge starts at noon sharp. A 2015 […]


2014 Denny Awards photos

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2014 Denny Awards a huge success! We were very excited to host this year’s ceremony in the Rain Forest Pavilion at Woodland Park Zoo. Check out the event photos below taken by photographer Terry Reed, and congratulations once again to this year’s winners!


Harborview Medical Center Children’s Holiday Party brings joy to hundreds of children at Yesler Community Center

Yesler Community Center saw hundreds of happy children on Dec. 6 at Harborview Medical Center Children’s Holiday Party. Community children and the hospital’s pediatric patients received gifts and enjoyed visits from local superheros. The event was made possible with the help of volunteers from UW Medicine, Safe Kids Seattle, Toy for Kids, Seattle Mariners RBI […]


Get ready to splish, splash and dash to your local pool

Seattle Parks offers new discount for drop-in swims! Seattle Parks and Recreation is proud to announce the introduction of discounted drop-in swims at its public pools. Beginning in 2015, individuals that qualify based on income and family size will be able to attend a swim session at a discounted rate. In Seattle, a city surrounded […]


Performing arts program supports LGBTQ youth of color on Dec. 17

Seattle Parks and Recreation in partnership with the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute invite the community to the “Bearing Witness” showcase featuring performances by LGBTQ youth of color and their friends, on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m., (doors open at 6:45 p.m.). Langston Hughes Performing Art Institute is located at 104 17th Ave. S […]


Miller CC, Country Doctor Clinic host holiday party on Dec. 13

Seattle Park and Recreation’s Miller Community Center and the Country Doctor Community Clinic will host their annual holiday party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13, for clinic patients and other underprivileged families in Seattle. The event will take place at Miller Community Center (330 19th Ave. E) and will include music, crafts, […]


2014 Denny Awards winners announced

This week, Seattle Parks and Recreation is privileged to honor nine individuals and organizations who graciously donated their time to our parks system this year. We would like to congratulate all of the winners of this year’s 2014 Denny Awards and thank them for their service to Seattle Parks! The Denny Awards acknowledge and honor […]