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Give thanks with Seattle Parks and Recreation

Thanksgiving is coming. Leave the cooking to us.

Thanksgiving is coming. Leave the cooking to us.

November is upon us, and in the spirit of Thanksgiving, we’re reflecting on all of the things we’re thankful for this year.

  1. We work in a diverse city with lush forests, sandy beaches, endless hiking trails, swimming holes, recreational opportunities and vibrant communities.
  2. 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.
  3. The National Wildlife Federation named Seattle the sixth friendliest city for wildlife in the country.
  4. 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.
  5. We welcomed Jesús Aguirre as our new superintendent.

What are you thankful for this year? If free food is on the list, we’ll hope you’ll join us at an upcoming Thanksgiving feast.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Yesler Community Center
6-8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13
Bring family and friends and dine on a Thanksgiving meal with traditional and non-traditional dishes!

Thanksgiving Feast Party at Garfield Community Center
6:30-8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20
Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving feast with your community.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Southwest Teen Life Center
6:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19
Join Southwest Teen Life Center for an evening of delicious food and friendly company.