2021 Impact Dashboard

Our Impact Dashboard provides a snapshot of some of our major accomplishments in 2021. It illustrates the programs, activities and services Seattle Parks and Recreation provided to the community to help support Healthy People, a Healthy Environment, and Strong Communities.

Healthy People:

  • 7,620 hours of Rec in the Street program, serving 1,050 participants via “traveling community centers”
  • 11,730 meals for children in summer outdoor programs
  • 461 lifeguarded days at 8 beaches; 1450,000+ attendance; 27 First Aid; 48 rescues
  • 12,870 users at hygiene and shower programs at 5 community centers
  • 939 enrolled in 50 Specialized Programs; 2,800 participants during 1,558 Lifelong Recreation program hours

Healthy Environment:

  • 59 acres of Seattle’s urban forest enrolled in restoration
  • 97% of Seattle residents live within a 10-minute walk to a park or publicly owned green space
  • 110,092 facility maintenance hours completed
  • 41 capital projects substantially completed and 13 project assessment studies finished
  • 53,600 native plants, including 10,600+ trees planted

Strong Communities:

  • 32 formerly homeless adults secured employment after completing the Seattle Conservation Corps program
  • 226,800 scheduled hours for athletic fields and 10 fields for free drop-in play
  • 51,500 volunteer hours by 22,700+ volunteers
  • 3,399 event permits; 16,546 bookings
  • 2,020 people received a total of $2.39 million in scholarships to access recreational, aqautics, and wellness programs