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Seattle City Council Recognizes Success of Green Seattle Partnership

Over 1,000 acres of land in restoration thanks to decade-long partnership SEATTLE, Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 – Today, the Seattle City Council recognized the Green Seattle Partnership (GSP) and 10 years of successful collaboration between Forterra and the City of Seattle to build this important community resource that works to restore and

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Get in shape this fall: find a drop-in activity near you

It's raining. It's pouring. And you are snoring from watching multiple seasons of shows x, y and z on Netflix. Step away from the screen. Just because the weather is poor, doesn't mean you have to sacrifice being physically active. Our community centers and pools have dozens of FREE and low-cost

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Seattle Parks and Recreation Veterans Day closures

Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed Tuesday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day. These facilities and services are CLOSED: Community centers Environmental learning centers Indoor swimming pools Green Lake Small Craft Center Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center These facilities are OPEN on regular schedules: Boat ramps Interbay,

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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