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Seattle Japanese Garden presents Moon Viewing Sept. 6

From 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6, the Seattle Japanese Garden will light up lanterns, luminaries and floating boats to welcome the full moon in keeping with Japanese tradition. The community is invited to this enchanted event that will take place after-hours in the garden. Traditional Japanese dances will be performed by


Pianos in the Parks campaign encouraged music, community and a whole lot of walking

The Pianos in the Parks campaign ran from July 17 to Aug. 17, and park visitors seemed to enjoy every minute of it. People from all over King County sought out the 20 parks pianos during the last month and entertained passersby with their musical talents. Thirteen of the pianos were in Seattle parks. The pianos brought together members of the community. Circles formed around musicians as familiar songs were played.


Community invited to review schematic design and discuss elements for new park in Yesler neighborhood

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to a public meeting on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at Yesler Community Center.  This is an opportunity for the community to review a preferred schematic design that reflects input gathered from the community. Parks will be leading a discussion about the design


Laurelhurst Community Center and friends to host Laurelhurst Salmon Bake on Sept. 11

Join your family and friends for the annual Salmon Bake at Laurelhurst Park (4544 NE 41st St) from 5:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11. Local businesses, Laurelhurst Community Center, Lifelong Recreation and Specialized Programs have partnered to make this another fun event. The menu includes grilled wild salmon, corn on the cob, watermelon,


Seattle Parks and Recreation repairs Golden Gardens Park hillside damaged by landslide

Seattle Parks and Recreation will begin work this week on Seaview Place NW/ Golden Gardens Drive NW in Golden Gardens Park. The project will repair landslide damage and install drainage in the hillside. Construction work is expected to be completed by September 30, 2014. The contractor, Goodfellow Brothers Construction, will work during


Board of Park Commissioners Retreat on August 14

The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners will hold a retreat at 2 p.m. at the Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center, 3800 Lake Washington Blvd S. on Thursday, August 14. The Park Board will discuss the performance measurement work plan and the community centers strategic plan. The next regularly scheduled meeting of


Seattle Parks invites pups to the pool Aug. 17

Sunday, Aug. 17, is truly a dog day of summer! Seattle Parks and Recreation invites pups to paddle in the Helene Madison Pool (13401 Meridian Ave. N) from 1-3 p.m. This swim is made possible by the pool closure for preventive maintenance from Aug.17– Sept. 1. Seattle Parks worked with Public Health


Kirke Park recognized for its sustainable landscape

Kirke Park was recently named a two-star certified site by the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) program, making it one of only 34 projects to be certified nationwide.


Final life jacket sale at Evans Pool Saturday, Aug. 16

Seattle Parks and Recreation will sell low-cost life jackets from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16 at Evans Pool, 7201 E. Green Lake Dr. N.  This is the last sale of the season. Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death among children ages 1 – 14 years old.


Volunteer in honor of Love Parks Day Aug. 15

It's like a Valentine for the trees. Join Seattle Parks Foundation and EarthCorps for Love Parks Day on Friday, Aug. 15! Show your appreciation for the City’s park system by volunteering in Cheasty Greenspace. Volunteers will remove invasive plants and spread woodchip mulch to prepare areas of the park for winter