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Seattle Greenspace Earns World’s First “Living Park” Certification

McGilvra Place first park to meet Living Building Challenge In a neighborhood lacking public parks, a traffic median has been re-developed into the world’s first “Living Park,” meeting all the rigorous goals of the Living Building Challenge™. McGilvra Place, a half-acre pocket park on the edge of Seattle’s Central District, is the


Seattle Parks staff honored by Seattle Management Association

Seattle Parks and Recreation staff received four awards and three honorable mentions from Seattle Management Association’s Excellence in Management Awards Program in 2014. The awards recognize the accomplishments and skills of public employees, and we are proud to have such outstanding members on our team. DAN JOHNSON Seattle Parks and Recreation Parks


Staying fit and social with Seattle Parks Sound Striders

At 7:45 a.m. on a dark, rainy Thursday, Julie Leighton and Bev Corwin sat inside a coffee shop in South Lake Union waiting for a Sound Striders guided walk to begin. Despite the stormy weather, the women were certain their empty table would soon be full of people clad in rain jackets and hats. By 8 a.m., nearly 40 people crowded the café.


Seattle Parks hosts meeting for Magnolia Manor Park improvements

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to provide input on the Magnolia Manor Park Improvements Opportunity Fund project on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Magnolia Community Center at 2550 34th Ave. W. At this meeting, Parks staff will present schematic designs, the project schedule and


Celebrate fall with Seattle Parks and Recreation

Seattle Parks and Recreation is hosting dozens of free and low-cost fall and Halloween activities across the city this month. Put on your scariest costume, perfect your apple bobbing skills, practice your “Boos!” and head out! For event details, please contact the specific location.


Lower Mapes Creek Restoration Project improves habitat for Lake Washington salmon

The Lower Mapes Creek Restoration Project in Beer Sheva Park is near completion.  This is the same Mapes Creek that flows through Kubota Garden and Sturtevant Ravine. In early 2014, Seattle Public Utilities, in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation, began a project to reroute Mapes Creek from entering a sewer pipe


Amy Yee Tennis Center Orchard unveils new sign to honor namesake

On Saturday, Oct. 18, Seattle City Councilmembers Sally Clark and Tom Rasmussen joined City Fruit, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound and other community volunteers for a harvest celebration at Amy Yee Tennis Center Orchard to unveil a new sign that honors Amy Yee and provides a detailed map of


Seattle Parks shuts off most tennis court lights for winter to save energy

Seattle Parks and Recreation will shut off the lights at most outdoor lighted tennis courts for the winter on Nov. 3, 2014. This is an effort to create energy savings during the months when few people play tennis outside. Lights at courts below stay on year round: Bobby Morris Playfield at Cal


Salmon and stewards return to Piper’s Creek in Carkeek Park

Our everyday actions impact Seattle’s salmon population whether we realize it or not. We encourage everyone to make sure it is a positive impact. In 1980, volunteers from Carkeek Watershed Community Action Project began a salmon enhancement project in Piper’s Creek in partnership with the Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW). Today the Suquamish Tribe’s Grover’s Creek Hatchery provides chum salmon as fingerlings for release into Piper’s Creek and eggs for local schools to raise.


Oct. 16 PARK BUZZ: You haven’t been there unless you have a PIC to PROVE it

Send your photos to @seattleparks on Twitter for a chance to be featured on our blog! Visit our homepage and subscribe to Explore More, our twice-monthly newsletter, to learn about new things happening in our parks and community centers this month.