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2022 Impact Report

Our 2022 Impact Report below highlights some of the ways we supported healthy people, a thriving environment, and vibrant communities last year. Thank you to our staff, volunteers, partners, and community for these incredible accomplishments!

Join the City Nature Challenge – Be a Community Scientist

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) and our local partners are thrilled to invite you to take part in the City Nature Challenge (CNC), a global nature observation event! By participating in the CNC you can help gather biodiversity data right in your local park! From April 28-May 1, look high… [ Keep reading ]

Spring Egg Hunts with Seattle Parks and Recreation

Seattle Parks and Recreation is offering a variety of free spring egg hunts at sites across Seattle. Times and age groups differ between sites. Please contact your closest community center to learn more about these events. Ballard Community CenterApril 8, 10 a.m. Delridge Community CenterApril 8, 10 a.m. Green Lake… [ Keep reading ]

Funding Opportunities for Community Activities

Seattle Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce the return of our Get Moving and Recreation for All grants for 2023. Community members, organizations, community groups, and small businesses can apply to receive up to $15,000 to provide recreation programming throughout Seattle. All of Seattle Parks and Recreation’s grant programs… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrate 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 15, 2023 (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… [ Keep reading ]

Priority Registration for Scholarship Eligible Participants

As a part of Seattle Parks and Recreation’s commitment to equitable and accessible programming, swim registration will open for current scholarship-eligible participants on 3/28/23.  Registration will open for the general public on 4/4/23. Registration for outdoor pools:Priority Registration: March 28General Public: April 4 Registration for indoor pools:Priority Registration: May 16… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrate Earth Week with Seattle Parks and Recreation

Join us for a variety of Earth Week events and activities, including nature programming and festivals. Please visit the Green Seattle Partnership to see how you can volunteer for restoration and planting events at parks and green spaces across Seattle. Public Nature Programs Please register for these programs on-line. Pond… [ Keep reading ]

Spring Fling – Free event at Ballard Community Center

Say “Goodbye” to winter and “Hello” to spring at our FREE “Spring Fling” event at Ballard Community Center on Wednesday, March 22 from 6 – 8 p.m. Activities will include:

Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities to close Thursday, March 23 for Recreation Division staff training

Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities and programs will be closed Thursday, March 23, 2023 due to a Recreation Division in-service day. These facilities and services are CLOSED: These facilities are OPEN on regular schedules:

Hiawatha Playfield Synthetic Turf Replacement Project

Seattle Parks and Recreation will begin construction for the Hiawatha Playfield turf replacement project in mid-May 2023 with completion in mid-August 2023. This project will replace the aging synthetic turf at Hiawatha Playfield and provide markings for baseball, soccer, football and softball. Seattle Public Schools will provide safety fencing for… [ Keep reading ]