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Volunteer in honor of Love Parks Day Aug. 15

It's like a Valentine for the trees. Join Seattle Parks Foundation and EarthCorps for Love Parks Day on Friday, Aug. 15! Show your appreciation for the City’s park system by volunteering in Cheasty Greenspace. Volunteers will remove invasive plants and spread woodchip mulch to prepare areas of the park for winter


Matthews Beach will reopen Saturday, Aug. 9

On a recommendation from Public Health – Seattle & King County, Seattle Parks and Recreation will reopen Matthews Beach Saturday, Aug. 9, at 11 a.m. Water samples collected this week revealed low bacteria counts that are within the safe swimming level. For more information, please visit Matthews Beach hours are 11


RecTech program makes path to successful futures accessible to all

They say there’s no time like the present to start planning for your future, which is why Seattle Parks and Recreation through its nonprofit partner the Associated Recreation Council offers year-round technology access, training and opportunities for personal and career development in its community technology centers across south and central Seattle.


Seattle’s first Street Scrabble tournament to be held on August 12

Will be played at University, Union and Boylston intersection on First Hill Triple word score for First Hill! Seattle’s first Street Scrabble Tournament will be held in the First Hill neighborhood on Tuesday, Aug. 12 from 4-7 p.m. Scrabble enthusiasts will play using a handcrafted, life-sized board at the intersection of University


Community invited to review design of Mount Baker Park play area renovation project

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to a public meeting to review the design of the Mount Baker Park play area renovation project. The meeting will be held on Thursday, August 7, 2014, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., at Mount Baker Community Clubhouse, located at 2811 Mt. Rainier Dr. S. At this


Parks to form Project Advisory Team for Cheasty pilot bike/pedestrian trail

Seattle Parks and Recreation will form a Project Advisory Team (PAT) for the proposed Cheasty Mountain Bike/Pedestrian Trail Pilot Project, and invites interested persons to apply for PAT membership. The Cheasty Greenspace is a 43-acre park between Cheasty Boulevard and Martin Luther King Jr. Way S in southeast Seattle. The PAT will


Parks to hold meeting on property in Gatewoood neighborhood

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to an informational meeting about the upcoming demolition and restoration of property donated to the City of Seattle in the Gatewood neighborhood of West Seattle. The meeting will be held on Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the donated Watton property,


Seattle Public Utilities Seward Park tank project information

Seward Park Tank Project Project Overview Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) will construct a combined sewer overflow underground storage facility in Seward Park to reduce the frequency and amount of stormwater and untreated sewage that overflows into Lake Washington during heavy rain events. The facility will be located under the existing tennis


Matthews Beach closed Friday, Aug. 1

On a recommendation from Public Health – Seattle, King County, Seattle Parks and Recreation has closed Matthews Beach Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. Routine weekly water quality testing revealed that the bacteria levels in the water were too high for swimming. The water will be tested again on Monday and the beach could


Teens learn environmental stewardship in Dr. Jose Rizal Park

There are 53 apple trees in an orchard in Dr. Jose Rizal Park. Last year, the orchard produced 1,500 pounds of produce for the community. This summer, 30 students participating in Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Youth Engaged in Service (YES) program spent an afternoon tending that orchard.