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Community BBQ to raise funds for Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands

Have you been to Seattle’s largest urban farm? Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands is located in the heart of Seattle’s Rainier Beach neighborhood, one of the most diverse zip codes in the nation. The Friends of Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands, Seattle Tilth, Seattle Parks Foundation and Seattle Parks and

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Seattle Parks to offer ‘challenge course’ facilitator training at Camp Long

Seattle Parks and Recreation worked with Washington State University Extension 4-H to build a “challenge course” in the trees in West Seattle’s Camp Long. This fall, interested members of the public are invited to join other educators and counselors in learning how to use adventure education to promote team building and personal

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Community centers embrace Northwest’s beer and brewing culture

Kate Broeking and Daniel Harris moved to the Pacific Northwest for the same reasons most people do – its beautiful wilderness, plethora of outdoor activities and large art and music communities. But they also felt called to the Northwest’s huge beer and brewing culture.

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Green Lake closed to swimming, water contact due to toxic algae

The level of toxins in the algae at Green Lake has increased and has prompted parks and Public Health officials to close the lake to swimming and water contact for people and dogs. People and pets should not swim, wade or play in the lake. Dog owners should be especially cautious not

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Southwest Pool spa to be closed for several weeks

Effective immediately, the spa at Southwest Pool will be closed for several weeks for the repair of the spa’s drain assembly. To remain in compliance with federal law and Washington state health regulations, a temporary repair is not possible. A permanent repair requires replacement of the drain sump, patched cement, plumbing, tile

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Seattle Park Board to host public hearing for Lower Kinnear Off-Leash Area

The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 25, in the Kenneth R. Bounds Park Board Room at 100 Dexter Ave. N, in Denny Park at the corner of Dexter and Denny. Lower Kinnear Off-Leash Area Lower Kinnear Park Off-Leash Area (OLA) has come

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Community invited to Jefferson Park Jubilee on Sept. 13

The third annual Jefferson Park Jubilee is on Saturday, September 13, 2014. This popular community festival organized by the Beacon Hill Merchants Association will begin at noon and run until the park closes. Jefferson Park is located at 3801 Beacon Ave S, a 10-minute walk from the Beacon Hill light rail station.

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Belltown Community Center offers unconventional ways to get fit

As much as we’d like to deny it, the truth is that fall is just around the corner. When temperatures begin to drop and rain stakes its claim on the city once again, many people seek ways to bring their workouts indoors. Belltown Community Center introduced an indoor fitness series this year that features unique classes for people who find the treadmill monotonous.

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New comfort station to be installed at Fairmount Playfield

Seattle Parks and Recreation is replacing the comfort station at Fairmount Playfield. Fairmount Playfield is located at 5400 Fauntleroy Way SW, in West Seattle. The new comfort station will meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards and provide upgraded amenities. Seattle Parks will demolish the existing comfort station in late September 2014.

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Seniors admitted FREE to Japanese Garden on Respect for Elders Day

The Seattle Japanese Garden will celebrate Respect for Elders Day on Monday, September 15, 2014. In honor of this Japanese holiday, seniors age 65 and older will receive free admission to the garden. Complimentary guided tours will be available starting at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. on that day. All

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