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Our Parks, Our City, Our Environment: Seattle Parks releases environmental stewardship report

This fall, Seattle Parks and Recreation releases its environmental stewardship report, the first of many steps to enhance our accountability to Seattle residents. With the passage of the ballot measure establishing the Seattle Park District in August 2014, the department made a commitment to track and report our work through enhanced performance management. We will use the information to recognize our achievements and identify opportunities for improvement.


Seattle Parks celebrates a Week Without Violence Oct. 17-24

604,080 seconds. 10,080 minutes. 168 hours. Seven days. Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Youth Violence Prevention Team (YVPT) invite everyone between the ages of 12 and19 to participate in a Week Without Violence October 17-24. This week gives youth a chance to express their feelings about violence in their community and


Community invited to public meeting about Highland Park project

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to a public meeting for the Highland Park Opportunity Fund project on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at Highland Park Elementary School, 1012 SW Trenton St. At this meeting, participants can learn about this community-initiated project that will improve the usability


Park Board to hold public hearing on Magnolia Manor Off-Leash Area on Oct. 23

The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the Magnolia Manor Off-Leash Area at its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in the Kenneth R. Bounds Park Board Room at 100 Dexter Ave. N, in Denny Park at the corner of Dexter and Denny Way.


New pickleball courts coming as sport grows in popularity

Pickleball was invented on Bainbridge Island in 1965. Nearly 50 years later, pickleball’s popularity is booming just across the Puget Sound in Seattle and across the country. The National Recreation and Park Association recently started a forum for Parks staff to discuss how to accommodate the new trend.


OCT. 2 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.


Seattle Parks’ commitment to environmental stewardship often starts in the greenhouse

Seattle Parks and Recreation encourages all citizens to be good stewards of the environment, and it’s our job to lead by example. Our department has a long history of enhancing the beauty and sustainability of public forests and parks by using diverse and adaptable plants in city landscapes to promote the conservation of native plant and wildlife habitat.


Green Seattle Partnership has plenty to celebrate on its 10th birthday

When people picture the Pacific Northwest, visions of mountains and lush greenery come to mind. Though our infamous rain fall helps, maintaining Seattle’s urban forests and keeping our city healthy and green is a big job. Green Seattle Partnership (GSP) was created to aid in that effort. GSP turns 10 years old


Youth Green Corps gives new hope to at-risk youth

Three years ago Seattle Parks and Recreation Trails Coordinator Chukundi Salisbury created the Youth Greens Corps in partnership with Goodwill. Youth Green Corps is a nine-month program. Participants receive training in a classroom setting and learn environmental stewardship by restoring trails and parks. The program aims to address youth unemployment and create pathways to green jobs.


Your Seattle Parks Fall Bucket List

Seattleites know better than anyone that fun doesn’t have to stop when the rain starts. Fall arrived on Sept. 23, and we’ve compiled a list of this season’s must-dos. Make a commitment to get out of the house this fall and prove to everyone you’re doing it. Send photos to @seattleparks and