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Archive for December, 2012

Take the plunge! Start 2013 off right with a bracing swim in Lake Washington at the Polar Bear Plunge!

Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Meadowbrook Community Center Advisory Council are co-sponsoring the 11th Annual Polar Bear Swim at high noon on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 at Matthews Beach, 9300 51st Ave. NE. Registration starts at 11 a.m. and the Plunge starts at noon sharp. There will be refreshments and a 2013 Official Patch […]


Playground in a Box brings creative play to urban kids

Playground in a Box is sort of Legos meets Lincoln Logs in giant blue foam. Now, put those pieces inside a brand new urban community center where it’s always warm and dry – no matter what the weather. And, voila! You have the concept for imaginative, physical, indoor play. Playground in a Box is comprised […]


City budget keeps Volunteer Park Conservatory open; Friends of the Conservatory, generous donors, modest entrance fee all help

Despite fears reported this past March, the City is committed to keeping the 100-year old Volunteer Park Conservatory, the crown jewel of Seattle’s Olmsted park system, open. The operating budget Mayor Mike McGinn and Parks and Recreation proposed, and the City Council recently approved, includes a $4 per person entrance fee to support maintenance and […]


Children’s book sale at Queen Anne Community Center; get the perfect gift for kids, from toddler to young adult

Queen Anne Community Center, 1901 1st Ave. W, will hold a children’s book sale this weekend in conjunction with the 4th Annual Queen Anne Community Center Holiday Antique and Collectible Show. The sale will feature more than 3,000 top quality children’s books offered at 75% off the list price. Ninety-five percent of the books are […]


Join the holiday cheer at the Volunteer Park Conservatory

There’s plenty of holiday cheer happening in Volunteer Park and at the Volunteer Park Conservatory between now and the end of 2012, brought to you by Seattle Parks and Recreation, the Friends of the Conservatory and the Volunteer Park Trust. Today from 6 – 8 p.m., there will be a special Holiday in Volunteer Park […]


Seattle Parks still has spaces in Miller Community Center for Teen and Adult Wheelchair Basketball League

There is still time to sign up for the Teen and Adult Wheelchair Basketball League at Miller Community Center on Tuesday evenings. Anyone who uses a wheelchair and enjoys playing hoops is welcome to the league. 3 on 3 Wheelchair Basketball League for Teens and Adults (combined) NEW! This awesome league is for our wheelchair […]


Seattle Parks offers many attractive, affordable wedding sites: gardens, viewpoints, community centers, specialty buildings are memorable venues

Seattle Parks and Recreation stands ready to respond to an anticipated wave of weddings in Seattle now that same-sex marriages are legal in our state. Parks offers affordable and attractive sites all over the city that meet every wedding need at almost 70 sites accommodating 12 to 250 people. Many provide commercial kitchens and convenient […]


Seattle Park Board to hold regular meeting December 13; Mayor McGinn to join Board for discussion.

The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, December 13, in the Kenneth R. Bounds Park Board Room at 100 Dexter Ave. N, in Denny Park at the corner of Dexter and Denny. The meeting agenda includes: Park Board 2013 Work Plan. Parks staff will join the Board […]


Seattle’s Japanese Garden is seeking new tour guides

The Japanese Garden at Seattle’s Parks and Recreation’s Washington Park Arboretum has opened applications for training to become a volunteer tour guide. Tour guides will give free guided tours to garden visitors and must learn the techniques of effective guides, elements of the Japanese Garden, Japanese history and culture, and the history and unique features […]


Seattle Parks invites community to the final meeting for Montlake play area renovation project

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the public to participate in the final public meeting for the Montlake Play Area on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Montlake Community Center, 1618 E Calhoun St. The meeting is an opportunity for the community to see the final design and learn about the next […]