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September 2014
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SEPT. 18 PARK BUZZ: You haven’t been there unless you have a PIC to PROVE it.

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Celebrate Visit a Park (or Park Venue) Day, Oct.3!

How many times have you said to yourself: “I should visit more parks”? Well, your day has come, my friend. Friday, Oct. 3, is National Visit a Park Day. Here in Seattle we’re modifying that to Visit a Park Venue Day because we’re lucky enough to have so many amenities other


Seattle Parks to host community ice cream social in Cal Anderson Park on Sept. 27

Do you love Cal Anderson Park? Have you wondered how you can help maintain the park or support events like the Independence Day Community Picnic or Hilloween? Stop by the Volunteer Ice Cream Social from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27 to find out how you can become a Seattle


Community invited to open house for Mt. Baker Play Area renovation

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to the third and final public meeting for the Mount Baker Play Area renovation project. The open house is Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Mount Baker Park, 2521 Lake Park Dr. S, near the play area. At this meeting, the Parks


Community BBQ to raise funds for Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands

Have you been to Seattle’s largest urban farm? Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands is located in the heart of Seattle’s Rainier Beach neighborhood, one of the most diverse zip codes in the nation. The Friends of Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands, Seattle Tilth, Seattle Parks Foundation and Seattle Parks and


Seattle Parks to offer ‘challenge course’ facilitator training at Camp Long

Seattle Parks and Recreation worked with Washington State University Extension 4-H to build a “challenge course” in the trees in West Seattle’s Camp Long. This fall, interested members of the public are invited to join other educators and counselors in learning how to use adventure education to promote team building and personal


Community centers embrace Northwest’s beer and brewing culture

Kate Broeking and Daniel Harris moved to the Pacific Northwest for the same reasons most people do – its beautiful wilderness, plethora of outdoor activities and large art and music communities. But they also felt called to the Northwest’s huge beer and brewing culture.


Green Lake closed to swimming, water contact due to toxic algae

The level of toxins in the algae at Green Lake has increased and has prompted parks and Public Health officials to close the lake to swimming and water contact for people and dogs. People and pets should not swim, wade or play in the lake. Dog owners should be especially cautious not


Southwest Pool spa to be closed for several weeks

Effective immediately, the spa at Southwest Pool will be closed for several weeks for the repair of the spa’s drain assembly. To remain in compliance with federal law and Washington state health regulations, a temporary repair is not possible. A permanent repair requires replacement of the drain sump, patched cement, plumbing, tile


Seattle Park Board to host public hearing for Lower Kinnear Off-Leash Area

The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 25, in the Kenneth R. Bounds Park Board Room at 100 Dexter Ave. N, in Denny Park at the corner of Dexter and Denny. Lower Kinnear Off-Leash Area Lower Kinnear Park Off-Leash Area (OLA) has come