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April 2014
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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]

Celebrate Urban Nature at Magnuson Park

On Saturday, April 12, Magnuson Community Center and EarthCorps will host the fifth annual Celebrate Urban Nature event. The event will be held from 10 a.m.-1:30p.m. in the Magnuson Community Center gym and auditorium. Caspar Babypants will perform nature songs and other kid favorites. Other activities will include a reptile show by  [More]

Seattle Parks accepting applications for scholarship funding for youth programs

Seattle Parks and Recreation is increasing access to scholarships for teen programs with $40,000 from the 2014 Hope for Youth Fund. INTRODUCTION $40,000 has been allocated for the 2014 Hope for Youth Fund to increase access to recreational and positive youth development activities by providing scholarships to youth and teens residing  [More]

Installation of monumental art piece affects Olympic Sculpture Park’s bike path

On Monday, March 31, the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) will begin installation of “Echo,” a 46-foot sculpture by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa. This work will require a two month closure of a small section of the bike trail in the Olympic Sculpture Park.  SAM is providing an alternative route that will require  [More]

Seattle Park Board to hold regular meeting March 27

The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in the Kenneth R. Bounds Park Board Room at 100 Dexter Ave. N, in Denny Park at the corner of Dexter and Denny.  The following items are on the agenda for the March 27 meeting:  [More]