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Immigrant and refugee students prepare for fall at Seattle Parks’ Summer Science Academy

Seattle Parks and Recreation along with, the Refugee Women’s Alliance, Vietnamese Friendship Association and the Seattle School District, provided a five-week Summer Science Academy for new students attending the Seattle World School in the fall of 2014 from June 23-July 25. Funding for the Summer Science Academy was provided by the Family and Education Levy.

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s SEAFAIR WEEKEND!

Seafair Weekend is one of Seattle's most antcipated events. But with so much good stuff packed into three days, it can be tough to navigate. Here's your go-to guide for a safe and happy Seafair. Seafair Weekend Main Gate 4316 South Genesee Street, Seattle, WA When 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday, Aug. 1

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Construction may affect use of Burke-Gilman between NE 125th & NE 135th streets

Private construction activity near the Burke-Gilman Trail may result in temporary delays or congestion for both bicycle and pedestrian use of the trail between NE 125th St. and NE 135th St., beginning on or about Monday, July 28, and continuing through the month of August. The trail will be open, but the

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Japanese master stone masons arriving soon in Kubota Garden

Kubota Garden’s “Rock, People, Chisel” workshop is just a few weeks away, and stone masons from as far away as Michigan, South Carolina and Japan are clamoring at the opportunity to construct a traditional Japanese rampart in the Northwest. From Aug. 8-20, Jyunji and Suminori Awata, 14th- and 15th- generation Japanese stone

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Kite Hill in Gas Works Park to close From September – May for soil cover project

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) in cooperation with Seattle Parks and Recreation is working on a soil cover project at Gas Works Park that will close Kite Hill from the day after Labor Day (Sept. 2) to the following Memorial Day, 2015. The project adds a layer of soil and plants new grass

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Seattle Parks makes strides in student learning

School may be out, but the Parks Academy of Learning is in full swing. The Parks Academy of Learning operates in six middle schools and one elementary school throughout Seattle Public Schools. It is a program to assist students who are below state standards on reading and math assessments, who are not passing core courses and/or who are part of the immigrant, refugee, free-and-reduced-lunch or English Language Learners populations.

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Pianos in the Parks campaign launched July 17

Sing us a song, you’re the piano man! Sing us a song tonight! Well we’re all in the mood for a melody. And we’ve put pianos in parks. It may not be quite the scene Billy Joel described in his famous lyrics, but the message is the same. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from, everyone can unite around music.

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Outdoor Trek presents “Mirror, Mirror” in the park

Calling all Trekkies, Trekkers, earthlings and outdoor-theater lovers: Captain James T. Kirk and his crew will be landing in Dr. Blanche Lavizzo Park on Saturday, July 19, to perform “Mirror, Mirror,” a free play. Hello Earth Productions will host six performances of “Mirror, Mirror” this summer at Dr. Blanche Lavizzo Park

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Low-cost life jackets for sale at Evans Pool on July 19

  A small investment could potentially save the lives of loved ones or friends. Seattle Parks and Recreation will hold sales of low-cost life jackets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 19 at Evans Pool, 7201 E Green Lake Dr. N. Drowning is the second leading cause of

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‘Grow Your Park’ grant will help low-income families grow fresh produce

Seattle Parks and Recreation has been selected as a “Grow Your Park” grant recipient from the Darden Foundation and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). Seattle Parks was one of 15 communities awarded this grant in 2014. The grant amount is $10,000. Environmental Stewardship Coordinator Shanyanika Burton said the department will

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