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Help design the new Marra-Desimone Park Play Area!  

 Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites community input on the future Marra-Desimone Park play area. Please join us on Thursday, December 7, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Seattle Public Library South Park Branch, 8604 8th Ave S.   This event is an opportunity for the community to meet the… [ Keep reading ]

Lake City Community Center Demolition 

Due to the extensive fire damage at the Lake City Community Center, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) issued an Emergency Public Work Contract to Diverse Earthworks for demolition of the fire damaged building and stabilization of an existing retaining wall. Diverse Earthworks will mobilize at the site, 12531 28th Ave…. [ Keep reading ]

Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities to close Thursday, December 14 for Recreation Division staff training

Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities and programs will be closed Thursday, December 14, 2023 due to a Recreation Division staff training day. These facilities and services are CLOSED: These facilities are OPEN on regular schedules:

Christmas Ships and Bonfires at the Parks – 2023 Schedule

The Argosy Christmas Ships are an annual Seattle tradition. As part of the festivities, a parade of brightly-lighted boats will cruise from Puget Sound to Lake Union and out to Lake Washington. Stopping at pre-planned locations, the lead ship hosts an onboard chorus singing Christmas carols for neighbors and community to watch… [ Keep reading ]

Polar Bear Plunge – New Years 2024!

Jump into the new year with both feet! Every January 1st at 12 noon, hundreds of people line up along the beach for the first dunk in the lake of the new year. We provide lifeguards at this FREE event, so come earn your courage badge (for those who get… [ Keep reading ]

Community Invitation to Review Design for Carkeek Play Area Renovation

Join us Saturday, December 2! Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to meet the design team and learn how community input helped shape the preferred schematic design for the renovation of the Carkeek Park play area. Please join us on Saturday, December 2 from 11 a.m. to 2… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation begins routine winter preparation of park facilities

Many park bathrooms and water fountains to close for the winter Seattle Parks and Recreation begins routine winter preparation of park facilities Many park bathrooms and water fountains to close for the winter Routine winter preparation is beginning this week with many Seattle Parks and Recreation bathrooms and drinking fountains… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Park Project Updates Virtual Meeting 

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is pleased to announce a virtual community meeting to provide updates on various West Seattle Park projects in response to community inquiries and to provide an opportunity for community awareness and input. Have a question you’d like answered at the meeting? Email West… [ Keep reading ]

Center City Holiday Roundup (2023)

Downtown parks come alive with lights, music, vendors, art installations, and more in November and December. Experience the magic of the holidays all month long in the very heart of Seattle. Season Highlights Tree Lighting Celebration @Westlake Park Fri, November 24, 3:30-7:00 PM 3:30-5:00 pm enjoy a pre-show with local… [ Keep reading ]

Winter 2024 Classes & Activities

Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Winter 2024 program brochures are ready, with in-person, drop in and virtual opportunities galore and something for everyone. Registration opens December 5, 2023 at noon: Specialized Programs for People with Disabilities (registration varies between 12/7 and 12/13): Ready to enroll in a program? Head to our registration… [ Keep reading ]