New Lake City Landbank Park Opens Oct. 8!

Help name your new park! Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to a ribbon cutting event for new Lake City park,12510 33rd Ave. NE, on Sat. October 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please join us and your neighbors at the event and enjoy local music and… [ Keep reading ]

Park District Governing Board Passes 2023-2028 Financial Plan

On Tuesday, September 27, the City Council, acting as the Seattle Park District Board, passed the Seattle Park District 2023-2028 financial plan. The financial plan will invest $118M in 2023, $122M in 2024, $127M in 2025, $131M in 2026, $137M in 2027, and $143M in 2028 to keep parks clean,… [ Keep reading ]

Green Lake’s Inner Loop Set to Welcome Back Wheels

Green Lake Park’s Inner Loop path, which has been restricted to pedestrians only for the last two years, will reopen to all non-motorized wheeled uses by November 1, 2022. Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) recommended this change to the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners (BPRC) on September 22, following… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Names AP Diaz Next Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent

Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced his appointment of Anthony-Paul (AP) Diaz as interim Superintendent of Seattle Parks and Recreation. Diaz will lead the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department and advance Mayor Harrell’s agenda for clean, safe, accessible parks. Diaz currently serves as the Executive Officer and Assistant General Manager for… [ Keep reading ]

Discovery Park Environmental Learning & Visitor Center closes for improvements

Seattle Parks and Recreation is working on awarding the construction contract for the Accessibility and ADA Improvement project at Discovery Park Environmental Learning & Visitor Center (ELC). In preparation for construction, the ELC will be closed starting Monday, October 3, 2022, and throughout the construction duration. Construction completion is anticipated… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor’s Proposed 2023-24 SPR Budget

Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell is releasing the 2023-24 Proposed Budget. This budget reflects Mayor Harrell’s continued commitment to bold action on the priorities of our communities – investing to address urgent needs and emphasizing the essentials as we build One Seattle. Mayor Harrell’s proposal invests in creating safe, healthy, and… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Discovery Park on Oct. 1 

Enjoy free, family friendly activities all day at the park this Saturday Stop by to wish Discovery Park “Happy Birthday” on Saturday, October 1st! To commemorate the parks’ 50th anniversary, Seattle Parks and Recreation, in collaboration with scores of community members and organizations, is hosting a full day of activities,… [ Keep reading ]

Paid internship for high school youth with Seattle Parks and Recreation

Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Career Exploration program is currently accepting applications. This 11-week stipend-based internship program is designed for high school students residing within the city of Seattle who are interested in gaining professional experience through real work applications. The program runs October 11, 2022 through December 30, 2022. The… [ Keep reading ]

New Cheasty Mountain Bike Trails Celebration

Join us October 1! Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR), Friends of Cheasty Greenspace at Mountain View, Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, and the Seattle Parks Foundation invite the community to celebrate phase one of the new Cheasty Mountain Bike and Pedestrian Trails. The celebratory event will be held on October 1,… [ Keep reading ]

Join the Seattle Parks iNaturalist Project and share your observations

by Todd Burley Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is seeking to expand our awareness of what species live in our parks, and you can be part of the effort! SPR has set up a “project” in iNaturalist called Seattle Parks, and you can join this project to log in your… [ Keep reading ]