Wednesday, Oct. 10 is National Walk to a Park Day, a day dedicated to celebrating the important role that parks play in supporting healthy, livable communities.
Take The Trust for Public Land pledge and enter to win prizes! Pledge to walk to a park on Oct. 10 and enter to win prizes from The Trust for Public Land, including an “America the Beautiful” national parks pass! To enter, upload a photo and complete a short form here.
Did you know that 94% of the housing units in the City of Seattle are within a 10-minute walk to a park? At Seattle Parks and Recreation, we are proud to manage a 6,414-acre park system of over 485 parks and extensive natural areas, and we continue to work to acquire new land for parks, in addition to partnering with communities to find innovative strategies to meet the open space and recreation needs of our growing population.
Need inspiration in finding the perfect park to walk to? Browse through our A-Z list of parks here, or check out some of our recent park highlights below:
- Walk Seattle’s Waterfront, Park to Park
- Yesler Terrace Park: Seattle’s newest park offers something for everyone!
- Park Highlight: Haller Lake Street End
- Park Highlight: Myrtle Edwards Park
- Park Highlight: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park
- Carkeek Park Celebrates a Decade of Temporary Outdoor Sculpture Exhibitions
- Great stair climbing workouts in Seattle parks
- Parks your dog (and you) will love