November is upon us, and in the spirit of Thanksgiving, we’re reflecting on all of the things we’re thankful for this year.
- We work in a diverse city with lush forests, sandy beaches, endless hiking trails, swimming holes, recreational opportunities and vibrant communities.
- We were able to fund new programs for special populations this year. Using 2015 ramp-up funding for the Seattle Park District, we were able to expand dementia-friendly recreation programming and add an extra week of Specialized Programs summer camp to our offerings. We hope to continue expanding programs for underserved communities.
- The National Wildlife Federation named Seattle the sixth friendliest city for wildlife in the country.
- Volunteers donated nearly 13,000 hours of their time to Seattle parks in April during Earth Month work parties. These volunteers and the community members they inspire represent the current and future generation of environmental leaders, and we’re so thankful for all they do.
- We welcomed Jesús Aguirre as our new superintendent.