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Archive for March, 2012

Celebrate Urban Nature at Magnuson Park: Third annual family event features bugs, owls, reptiles, arachnids, and many partners

Come to Magnuson Park from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 31 for Magnuson Park’s third annual Celebrate Urban Nature event. The event features family-friendly presentations, interactive booths and displays, art and nature activities, a nature-themed carnival, a Nature Explorers Lab, and lots more. The day’s schedule includes: 10:30 a.m. Spyglass Theaters “The […]


2012/2013 Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Fund Process Begins!

Seattle Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce the start of the 2012/2013 cycle of the Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Fund. Under the 2008 Levy, this fund allocates $15 million for community initiated park development or property acquisition projects. In the first round, $7 million was allocated; $8 million is available this cycle. […]


An Assist from Sprite and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Helps Pratt Park Basketball Courts Get Back in the Game; vote by submitting codes online

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites local residents to help a well-used neighborhood basketball court in Seattle transform into a refreshed play space where teens can express all their moves. This spring, through the Sprite Spark Parks Project, Sprite and the NRPA are giving people an opportunity to get their local courts back in the game. […]


North Parking Lot Renovations and Water Line Replacement at Discovery Park

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the public to learn about proposed modifications to the north parking lot and the waterline replacement at Discovery Park on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Discovery Park Visitor Center, 3801 Discovery Park Blvd. in Seattle. Andy Sheffer of Parks and John Rundle of WR Consulting […]


Marination opening at Seacrest Boathouse delayed

Facility needs restaurant permit, more review by DPD Seattle Parks and Recreation and Marination, the new Seacrest Boathouse concessionaire, announce a delay in the transition of the boathouse to a Marination facility. Since early March, Marination has been working with Parks to prepare and submit architectural and design plans for remodeling and tenant improvements of […]


Temporary art exhibition at Pier 62/63 ready for its close-up; great photo opportunity as passers-by stop to check it out

Seattle Parks and Recreation announces a temporary art exhibition from the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) on Pier 62/63 that will be in place through Saturday, March 31, 2012. The temporary exhibition, called “Weather or Not,” is an outdoor dynamic exhibition of collaborative temporary installations and works using clay in a […]


Seattle Parks and Recreation Recognized as an American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Company

City agency takes steps to decrease health care expenses, increase productivity Seattle Parks and Recreation has been recognized for helping employees eat better and move more. “Physical activity and employee wellness are important priorities at Seattle Parks and Recreation,” said Acting Superintendent Christopher Williams. “We are honored and excited to be recognized by the American […]


Volunteer to help with THE BLUE TREES Installation

Work with Australian Artist Konstantin Dimopoulos To Bring The Blue Trees To Westlake Park And The Burke-Gilman Trail 4Culture, the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, the City of Seattle’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, and Seattle Parks and Recreation proudly present The Blue Trees, a socially-driven art action. Created and conceived by […]


Seattle Parks hosts free spring egg hunts all over town!

Seattle Parks hosts free spring egg hunts all over town! Southeast Seattle Family Egg Hunt at International District/Chinatown Community Center Bring your basket and enjoy a fun, family day in the park with a traditional egg hunt for children ages 11 and younger. A bunny will lead the children on a search for goodies and […]


Skanska USA Building Inc. Begins Construction of a New Picnic Shelter at Magnuson Park

Magnuson Park is getting a new picnic shelter! Seattle Parks and Recreation partnered with Skanska USA Building Inc., who donated all the materials and labor to construct a new shelter that is made of durable materials to reduce maintenance and lessen opportunities for vandalism. Construction fencing goes up on Monday, March 26, and demolition of […]