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Free 2023 Summer Meals and Recreation Activities 

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This summer, Seattle Parks and Recreation, Seattle Human Services Department, and United Way of King County are partnering to host a drop-in summer program offering free meals and recreation activities. The meals and recreation program will run daily from July 12 to August 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday rain or shine at 11 park sites across Seattle. Opening day for meals only will start earlier on July 5 with lunch being offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and snack offered from 2 to 3 p.m.  

*Please note the two sites starting on July 17 instead of earlier in the month.

A free lunch and snack will be offered to youth ages 1 to 18. Free recreation activities are open for kids and teens ages 5 to 18 and may include arts, crafts, board games, and organized recreational games.  

No fee, sign-up, or proof of identity or legal status is required to receive summer meals. 

Federal program rules have changed. This year, kids and teens need to be present to receive a meal and meals need to be eaten on-site. Parents and guardians are no longer able to pick up meals on behalf of their children. 

Seattle Parks and Recreation is #ParkProud to help ensure that children have access to healthy meals during the week even when school is out, as well as to enriching activities and a safe space.  

Additional Summer Meal sites:

  • Seattle Parks and Recreation Summer Meal Sites at Community Centers: Click here for information on our Summer of Safety program, which includes additional SPR locations serving summer meals at specific community centers.
  • The United Way’s Summer Meals Site Finder provides a full list of free summer meal locations across the region, or text FOOD to 304-304.  

Free 2023 Summer Meals and Recreation Activities at Seattle park locations: 

Location Address 
Beacon Hill Playground* (opening 7/17)1902 13th Ave. S, Seattle 98144 
Brighton Playground 6000 39th Ave. S, Seattle 98118 
Georgetown Park 750 Homer St., Seattle 98108 
Highland Park 1100 SW Cloverdale St., Seattle 98106 
Lakeridge Park  10201 Holyoke Way S, Seattle 98178 
Little Brook Park 14043 32nd Ave. NE, Seattle 98125 
North Acres Park 12718 1st Ave. NE, Seattle 98125 
Powell Barnett Park 352 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Seattle 98112 
Edwin T. Pratt Park  201 20th Ave. S, Seattle 98144 
Roxhill Park* (opening 7/17)  2850 SW Roxbury St., Seattle 98126 




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