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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


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.


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.


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


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


‘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


A day in the life of a Seattle park ranger

Seattle Park Rangers Corby Christensen and Sandra Wilcox start their work when most of us are still in bed. In their tan and green uniforms, the veteran Park Rangers move through the park making contact with park patrons, saying hello, waking up the occasional sleeping park visitor, and reminding folks of the rules.


Levy provides funding for 5 new Parks properties

In the first half of 2014, Seattle Parks and Recreation has purchased five new properties with funding from the 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy. These new acquisitions add to our City’s greenspaces, expand existing parks and provide new neighborhood parks in areas identified in the 2006 Gap Analysis. The 2008 Parks


Community invited to review design of Troll’s Knoll Park

Seattle Parks and Recreation, the Department of Neighborhoods and Harrison Design invite the community to the second meeting on Troll’s Knoll Park on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center, 4272 Fremont Ave. N. At this public meeting, participants can learn about the new


Celebrate Tanabata with the Seattle Japanese Garden July 6

The Seattle Japanese Garden invites the community to celebrate Tanabata from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, July 6. The festival is celebrated with magnificent colors and a tradition of writing wishes on colorful paper and attaching them to bamboo shoots. The Tanabata festival celebrates the eighth-century folktale of two star-crossed lovers - literally.