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Archive for November 15th, 2011

Seattle Parks shuts off most tennis court lights for the winter to save energy

Seattle Parks and Recreation has shut off the lights at most outdoor lighted tennis courts for the winter, an effort to create energy savings during the months when few people play outside. Parks estimates the savings from turning these lights off to be about $15,000. Lights will stay on at these courts through the winter: […]


Play Area at Golden Garden Park closes temporarily to replace “Explorer Dome”

Seattle Parks and Recreation is closing Golden Gardens Park play area from Monday, November 28, 2011 through Friday, December 2, 2011 to replace a play feature. The equipment manufacturer is replacing the main arches of a dome climbing play structure due to concerns about the durability of the protective galvanized coating on the existing dome. […]


Ikebana classes coming up at Japanese Garden, Volunteer Park Conservatory

Rooted in a closeness with nature, Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arranging, a form of creative expression with rules. According to Ikebana International, “Nature is always changing. Plants grow and put forth leaves, flowers bloom, and berries are borne regularly and repeatedly throughout the seasons. Nature has its own rhythm and order. The […]


Be a superhero: reduce drowning by helping Seattle kids learn to swim

Seattle Parks and Recreation is accepting donations large and small for the Learn to Swim Scholarship Fund. Between 2005 and 2009, 129 King County residents drowned; of them, 18 were children 17 and younger. Seattle Parks and Recreation, Children’s Hospital, and Public Health – Seattle & King County believe swimming lessons are a large part […]