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Celebrate the opening of Bell Street Park

Join friends and neighbors to celebrate the opening of Bell Street Park on Saturday, April 12, 2-5 p.m. The celebration will be centrally located from 2nd to 3rd Avenue on Bell Street Park, however the new park addition spans Bell Street from 1st through 5th Avenues. The celebration will be something the  [More]

Regional Parks and Strategic Outreach Director elected to Washington Recreation and Park Association board

Congratulations to Cheryl Fraser! Fraser was elected to the 2014-2015 board of directors for the Washington Recreation and Park Association (WRPA) and will serve as vice president. “I am looking forward to serving on the board of WRPA and giving back something to the profession that has been so good to me,”  [More]

Hunt for eggs across the city with Seattle Parks

Seattle Parks and Recreation is hosting dozens of free and low-cost spring bunny and egg hunt activities all over Seattle this month. Hop to an event in your neighborhood and collect some goodies. For event details, please contact the specific location. SOUTHEAST April 17 Spring Egg Hunts Van Asselt Community Center, 3:30  [More]

Youth Appreciation Week starts April 11

Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Youth Appreciation Week (YAW) starts on Friday, April 11 with a Block Party kickoff at Southwest Teen Life Center. YAW is a series of free fun events that correspond with Seattle Public Schools spring break, and offer youth ages 11 – 19 a variety of opportunities to socialize,  [More]

Seattle Parks sells low-cost, high-quality life jackets at Evans Pool

Warm weather means outdoor birthday parties, cook-outs, family reunions and lots of water play. But those having fun in and around water should always remember safety precautions because of the risk of drowning. To support safe recreation, Seattle Parks and Recreation and Seattle Children’s Hospital have partnered with Mustang Survival and the  [More]

Seattle Parks and Recreation helps make summertime safer

Seattle Parks and Recreation will join other public and private aquatic facilities throughout Washington to celebrate the 21st Annual April Pools Day on Saturday and Sunday April 19-20.  More than 25 facilities throughout the state are working together to help families prepare for a safe summer by hosting free events that offer  [More]

Northeast District gardeners encourage sustainable landscaping

Northeast District gardeners Eric Edwards and Craig Chatburn have found new ways to put into practice Seattle Parks and Recreation’s mission to be good stewards of the environment: the creative use of woody debris. Around the rainbow sign at Cowen Park, instead of the traditional high-maintenance spring display of exotic annuals,  [More]

Teens and parents unite at Rainier Beach Community Center

Rainier Beach Community Center launched a new series of teen programming! Come out to the Teen and Family Unite Fest from 3-7 p.m. on Friday, April 11, 2014, to learn about upcoming activities. Teens can participate in class demonstrations while parents check out resource and activity booths. There will be entertainment and  [More]

Celebrate Bell Street Park’s official opening April 12

Belltown is an urban neighborhood full of professionals, young people and singles. It’s seldom thought of as a place for families or community activities. Bell Street Park might change that thinking.  [More]

Students at Yesler Community Center unveil neighborhood mural

As the Yesler Terrace redevelopment project progresses, members in that community are seeing traffic cones and work fences pop up across their neighborhood. For the past six weeks, students at Yesler Community Center have been making the construction zones more visually appealing by painting panels to decorate the fences at construction  [More]