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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


Seattle Parks Foundation hosts ‘Estate Planning for Women,’ Oct. 9

The Seattle Parks Foundation will host a free seminar on estate planning for women on Thursday, Oct. 9. There are two seminar times and locations to choose from: 1 to 3 p.m. at Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center 6535 Ravenna Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. at Seattle Public Library -


Park Ranger shares knowledge of city’s history, culture

How many buildings were destroyed in the Great Seattle Fire of 1889? How many coffee shops does Seattle have per 1,000 people? What was the catalyst that helped establish Pike Place Market? You don’t know? Seattle Park Ranger Peggy Bohan does: 116, 3.5 and the skyrocketing price of onions (respectively).


Performing arts program supports LGBTQ youth of color on Sept. 24

Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute invite the community to a mentor showcase for “Bearing Witness” on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 4 p.m., (doors open at 3:45 p.m.) Langston Hughes Performing Art Institute is located at 104 17th Ave. S at E Yesler Way in Seattle. The


Rainier Beach Youth come together to plan Othello Park Concert

Between July 31 and Sept. 4, 19 youth ranging in age from 11-17 met each Thursday at Rainier Beach Community Center to plan a community concert at Othello Park. The concert took place on Saturday, Sept. 6. The Othello Youth Concert was one program among many selected by Mayor Ed Murray’s