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Ballard Commons Park Play Area Opens!

Ribbon Cutting Saturday, April 20th! Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) and our partner, Ballard Alliance, invite the community to participate in the ribbon cutting for the new play area and a fun day at Ballard Commons Park. Please join us on Saturday, April 20, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 3… [ Keep reading ]

The Reality of Rats in an Urban Ecosystem 

Seattle is a city with all the wonders of different cultures, a vibrant economy, and the wonderful parks that Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) stewards. With that population and development also come the trash we create and the rats that thrive with that waste. These animals can be a real… [ Keep reading ]

South Park Community Center at Concord Elementary: Spring 2024 drop-ins

South Park Community Center continues drop-in programs at Concord Elementary School for Spring Quarter. Here are the programs we have running! MONDAYS TUESDAYS WEDNESDAYS THURSDAYS FRIDAYS SATURDAYS

Your Bio Pic Could be the Winner!

Biopics are making headlines this year as films like Oppenheimer win big at the Grammys. You, too, can be part of headlines by making your own “bio pics” in Seattle’s parks this year as part of the 2024 City Nature Challenge. “Bio” is the Latin root word meaning “life.” And… [ Keep reading ]


Carkeek Park Night Hike, Beaver and Owl ProwlThurs. April 11 from 7pm-9pmBird Walk at Schmitz Preserve ParkSat. April 13 from 4pm-6pmCamp Long Night Hike and Owl ProwlThurs. April 25 from 7pm-9pmSpring Migration Bird and Wildlife Walk – Discovery ParkSat. May 4 from 4pm-6pmCarkeek Park Night Hike, Beaver and Owl ProwlThurs…. [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation Seeks Names for Two New Parks 

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the public to submit potential names for parks in the Rainier Valley and South Park neighborhoods. Suggestions for names are due to the Park Naming Committee by Friday, May 31, 2024. We are seeking names for the following parks, characterized here by their working… [ Keep reading ]

2024 Summer Camp Brochure

The 2024 summer camp brochure is now available! Browse a wide range of exciting activities for participants, from preschool and school age care camps, to nature camps, to camps for youth with disabilities. Outlined within are descriptions, dates, and locations of across Seattle. Registration instructions and methods are on page… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrate 2024 April Pools Day with free water activities & safety information!

Seattle Parks and Recreation will join other public and private aquatic facilities throughout Washington to celebrate the annual April Pools Day on Saturday, April 20, 2024 (*additional event dates listed below). Make this summer a safe one! Learn important water safety skills, enjoy free swims, and play games and win prizes! This is… [ Keep reading ]

Swim Seattle Partners with Oshun Swim School!

As part of the Swim Seattle Initiative, Seattle Parks & Recreation is partnering with Oshun Swim School to offer trauma-informed and Afro-Indigenous centered swim opportunities to our Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) + Allies community. Through a series of open swims and educational workshops, participants can expect to experience… [ Keep reading ]

Join Seattle Parks and Recreation at Open House for the I-5 Colonnade Park Pump Track Project 

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR), in collaboration with the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, is excited to announce plans for the development of a pump track at I-5 Colonnade Park. Please join us on Wednesday, April 10, at 5:30 p.m. at I-5 Colonnade Park, 1701 Lakeview Blvd E. The gathering area… [ Keep reading ]