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Join us on May 20 for the Opening Celebration of Bicycle Sundays!

Grab a bike and pedal over to the 2018 Bicycle Sundays Opening Celebration on Sunday, May 20! As part of the opening celebration, we will have food trucks as well as free music, entertainment, games and face painting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lower Meadow at Seward… [ Keep reading ]

Free Youth Swim Lessons at Lifeguarded Beaches

This summer, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) will offer free daytime youth swim lessons from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. at all nine lifeguarded summer beaches. Lessons are intended for youth 6-16 years of age. Session 1 runs July 2 through July 13; Session 2 runs July 16 through July… [ Keep reading ]

Free Beach Shuttle at Discovery Park this Summer

A free beach shuttle will operate at Discovery Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the following dates: Saturdays and Sundays (May 26 to Sept. 2) Special holidays: Memorial Day, Monday, May 28; Wednesday, July 4; and Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3 During operation, the shuttle will pick up… [ Keep reading ]

Bike Everywhere on May 18

Friday, May 18 is Bike Everywhere Day! To celebrate, Seattle Parks and Recreation will be hosting a rest stop for all you morning cyclists to help start the day off right. We’ll have healthy snacks and giveaways courtesy of Cascade Bicycle Club. Shots and Sprockets will also be joining us and… [ Keep reading ]

Announcing Free Soapstone Carving Workshop for Youth

The Kubota Garden Foundation is pleased to announce a unique, community arts experience on Saturday, June 2 at Kubota Garden. The Northwest Stone Sculptors Association will lead local youth, ages 8-17 in discovering the art of crafting a sculpture through soapstone carving. Instructors will guide participants through the process of… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities are a Safe Place for teens in crisis

With schools about to let out for the summer, it’s important to remember that 38 Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities are Safe Place sites for youth in crisis. This includes 27 community centers, 8 indoor pools, and 3 teen life centers. These facilities display the yellow diamond Safe Place… [ Keep reading ]

Now Hiring: Golf Course Groundskeepers

Seattle Parks and Recreation is currently hiring seasonal Golf Course Groundskeeper I positions to work on our public golf courses (Jefferson, Jackson, West Seattle and Interbay). More than 200,000 rounds of golf are played annually at these courses, which provide a high-quality golf experience for all ages. A full turf team… [ Keep reading ]

Welcome longer days with a sunrise or sunset view

There’s no doubt that there are breathtaking views to be found in our parks, but there’s something particularly spectacular about seeing the sky light up with deep oranges and reds or soft pinks and purples. What better way to welcome longer days than by taking a sunrise stroll or watching… [ Keep reading ]

Volunteer with the Recreation Technology program!

The Associated Recreation Council (ARC) is seeking enthusiastic and engaging volunteers to teach or assist with classes during any daytime, evening, or after school Recreation Technology (RecTech) Computer Lab programs located at Delridge, South Park, Yesler, Rainier, and Rainier Beach Community Centers. The programs provide enriching educational opportunities to individuals of… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrate National Volunteer Week by giving back to the community!

It’s National Volunteer Week! What better time to give back to your community? Last year over 36,000 volunteers donated 196,448 hours of service to Seattle Parks and Recreation, a $5 million value! Our volunteers play a key role in helping us support healthy people, a healthy environment and strong communities…. [ Keep reading ]