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Park inspection volunteers needed for new program

Be a parks inspector and help keep our open spaces maintained and welcoming!

A new program invites community members to assist Seattle Parks and Recreation in regularly surveying our parks in a systematic and transparent way. Parks Inspection Program Volunteers will receive training and work with Parks staff to carry out “check ups” of our city’s many parks.

The goal is to regularly evaluate our parks to identify problems and keep these precious city resources safe and inviting. Regular inspections will enable Parks staff to repair assets when needed and attend to any deficiencies exposed by the inspections.

The program begins in November 2017 and is recruiting volunteers now. Potential volunteers will be required to attend a training and commit to 1-2 inspections per month. We will work with volunteers’ schedules and will do our best to place them in their home neighborhoods.

We are excited about engaging Seattle’s community in the world of park maintenance, and are hopeful that you will apply. Information and details can be found on the Parks Inspection Volunteer Program web page; please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions.