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A day in the life of a Seattle park ranger

Seattle Park Rangers Corby Christensen and Sandra Wilcox start their work when most of us are still in bed. In their tan and green uniforms, the veteran Park Rangers move through the park making contact with park patrons, saying hello, waking up the occasional sleeping park visitor, and reminding folks of the rules.


Levy provides funding for 5 new Parks properties

In the first half of 2014, Seattle Parks and Recreation has purchased five new properties with funding from the 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy. These new acquisitions add to our City’s greenspaces, expand existing parks and provide new neighborhood parks in areas identified in the 2006 Gap Analysis. The 2008 Parks


Community invited to review design of Troll’s Knoll Park

Seattle Parks and Recreation, the Department of Neighborhoods and Harrison Design invite the community to the second meeting on Troll’s Knoll Park on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center, 4272 Fremont Ave. N. At this public meeting, participants can learn about the new


Celebrate Tanabata with the Seattle Japanese Garden July 6

The Seattle Japanese Garden invites the community to celebrate Tanabata from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, July 6. The festival is celebrated with magnificent colors and a tradition of writing wishes on colorful paper and attaching them to bamboo shoots. The Tanabata festival celebrates the eighth-century folktale of two star-crossed lovers - literally.


Parks and Recreation Fourth of July closures

Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed Friday, July 4, for Independence Day or on special holiday schedules. These facilities and services are CLOSED: Community centers Environmental learning centers Indoor swimming pools Amy Yee Tennis Center Green Lake Small Craft Center These facilities are OPEN on regular schedules: Golf courses


Lights will be turned on at synthetic fields July 3, 4

Seattle Parks and Recreation will turn on field lighting on synthetic ballfields throughout the city on the evenings of Thursday, July 3, and Friday, July 4, to protect the synthetic surfaces. The ballfield lights will be turned on at 8:45 p.m. and will be turned off at either 10 p.m. or 11


Take your lunch break, celebrate parks

Not to brag, but the entire month of July celebrates us. And we want you to join in the party. July is Park and Recreation Month and this year’s theme is “OUT is IN.” The National Recreation and Park Association is challenging everyone to spend the month of July doing typical indoor activities outside every day.


Three Seattle parks named top picks for family recreation

We know how spectacular our park system is, and it turns out, some of the city’s most concerned customers do too – parents. Every year ParentMap magazine’s editorial team surveys its readers to discover the best family resources in Seattle as part of its Golden Teddy Awards. [caption id="attachment_3726" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Discovery


“Big Day of Play” 2014 at Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center

Seattle Parks and Recreation hosted "Big Day of Play" 2014 at Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center on Sunday, June 29. Hundreds of community members participated in fitness activities and learned about healthy food options. Thank you to "Big Day of Play" sponsors Kohl’s Cares, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle’s Child, PCC Natural Markets, ParentMap, Clif


Everything you need to know about Seafair Summer 4th

Date: Friday, July 4, 2014 Time: Noon - 11 p.m. Location: Gas Works Park, 2101 N Northlake Way Fesitval tickets: Purchase HERE Where can I find information about the fireworks displays? The best resource for information regarding the Seafair Summer Fourth firework display is Please note that neither the City