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New comfort station to be installed at Fairmount Playfield

Seattle Parks and Recreation is replacing the comfort station at Fairmount Playfield. Fairmount Playfield is located at 5400 Fauntleroy Way SW, in West Seattle. The new comfort station will meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards and provide upgraded amenities. Seattle Parks will demolish the existing comfort station in late September 2014.


Seniors admitted FREE to Japanese Garden on Respect for Elders Day

The Seattle Japanese Garden will celebrate Respect for Elders Day on Monday, September 15, 2014. In honor of this Japanese holiday, seniors age 65 and older will receive free admission to the garden. Complimentary guided tours will be available starting at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. on that day. All


Seattle named one of the 10 best cities for boating

Real estate agency Redfin recently named Seattle one of the 10 best cities for boaters, and we’re not surprised. Seattle Parks and Recreation operates seven motorized boat launches in addition to 27 hand carry boat launches across the city.


Remember Sand Point’s first flight around the world on Sept. 28

The community is invited to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the first flight around the world from Seattle’s Sand Point Airfield at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. The event takes place at the former Naval Air Station Sand Point, now known as Magnuson Park (7400 Sand Point Way NE). Ninety


Japanese Noh theater at Seattle Japanese Garden on Sept. 25

Experience traditional Noh theater in a performance at the Seattle Japanese Garden on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The garden will be open for twilight viewing at 5:30 p.m. Munenori Takeda and the Takeda Noh Troupe will present three Noh vignettes that will give the audience a glimpse


Parks invites public to meeting on Gas Works Play Area project

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites families, friends and neighbors to an Open House meeting on the Gas Works Park Play Area renovation project on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, 5 to 7 p.m., near the play area at the park. Gas Works Park, located at 2101 N Northlake Way, offers many park features


Parks to present schematic design for Pratt Park Spraypark

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to an Open House at Pratt Park on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. to learn about the spraypark renovation project and review the schematic design. The meeting will be held at Pratt Park, 1800 S Main St., near the spraypark. The


Rare corpse flower is blooming at Volunteer Park Conservatory

Seattle’s very own corpse flower (Amorphophallus titanum) is currently in the early stages of blooming at the Volunteer Park Conservatory. The specimen was donated to the Conservatory in 2006 from the University of Washington Botany Greenhouse and this is the first time it has bloomed since then. It takes from 7 to


Drills and Skills program schools students in dribbling and discipline

Bitter Lake Community Center’s Senior Coordinator Barb Wade said that the Aaron Brooks Foundation Drills and Skills program teaches kids discipline. That’s an understatement. This summer about 50 students packed the gyms at Bitter Lake Community Center from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. learning new basketball dribbling techniques and skills. If the drills became too easy, the students were told to focus and to try completing them with their eyes closed.


Fill your fall with color at the Friends of the Conservatory Plant Sale

Mark your calendar for the Friends of the Conservatory Fall Plant Sale from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Volunteer Park Conservatory (1400 East Galer St.). The Fall Plant Sale offers unique tropicals, orchids, succulents and cacti for sale that are similar to the plants in