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Dive into summer fun!

Schedules for beaches, pools, wading pools and sprayparks Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) has tons of ways for you to get your feet wet this summer! Visit one of our two outdoor pools, eight indoor pools, nine lifeguarded beaches, 22 wading pools or nine sprayparks. Whether you’re looking to dive… [ Keep reading ]

The 2018 Bicycle Sundays Opening Celebration is May 20!

  Grab your bike and pedal over to the 2018 Bicycle Sundays Opening Celebration on Sunday, May 20! Bike, jog or stroll along Lake Washington Boulevard. A portion of the Boulevard between the Seward Park entrance and Mount Baker Park’s beach will be closed to motorized vehicles from 10… [ Keep reading ]

Summer Swim League registration is open now!

Looking for a swim league focused on fun and skill building? Register now for Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Summer Swim League for swimmers ages 7-18! The 6-week league begins on Monday, June 25, and ends with the All-City Championship Swim Meet on Saturday, August 4. Swimmers will practice 5 days a week for… [ Keep reading ]

Introducing SurvivorQuest Summer Youth Camp

Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Associated Recreation Council are excited to introduce SurvivorQuest Summer Youth Camp, making its debut this summer. This camp introduces youth ages 12-15 to wilderness survival, backpacking skills, first aid, environmental science, and more. In an effort to individualize education, campers are given the… [ Keep reading ]

Community celebrates Hing Hay Park expansion

This past Saturday, March 24, the community joined together in celebration of Hing Hay Park’s expansion and re-opening. The event began with a lion dance from Northwest Kung Fu & Fitness followed by the official ribbon cutting and a performance by the Seattle Chinese Community Girls Drill Team. Visitors enjoyed… [ Keep reading ]

The Outdoor Opportunities Program makes big adventure accessible for Seattle teens

Where can you learn to snowboard, pick up some first aid skills, take a tour of a chocolate factory, and find out about college opportunities? The Outdoor Opportunities (O2) Program offers all of this and more! The O2 Program is an outdoor expedition program designed to give multi-ethnic teens ages 14-19 access to environmental… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrate April Pools Day 2018 with free water activities and safety information

Summer will be here before we know it, which means it’s time to start preparing to stay safe during all of your aquatic fun this season. This April, eight of our pools will be hosting April Pools Day events for families and community members. These events include FREE public swims,… [ Keep reading ]

Explore Local Women’s History with Seattle Parks and Recreation

March is Women’s History Month, when we take time to reflect on the contributions of impactful women from our past and the legacies they have left in our communities today. We invite the public to celebrate by visiting one of the many parks and facilities named for Seattle’s women leaders… [ Keep reading ]

Park Highlight: Myrtle Edwards Park

Just north of Belltown, meandering along the waterfront, you’ll find Myrtle Edwards Park. Bookended by striking sculptures, this park has 1.25-miles of winding bike and pedestrian paths that run along Elliott Bay. The park is known for its fantastic views of the Olympics Mountains, Mount Rainier, and Puget Sound. The… [ Keep reading ]

Wildlife in the City Week Celebrates and Strengthens Community Connections to Urban Wildlife

Against the backdrop of Seattle’s booming development, our city neighbors have demonstrated exceptional commitment to protecting nature and the wildlife that surrounds us. To strengthen the connection between our communities and the wildlife in our midst, National Wildlife Federation is hosting its second annual Wildlife in the City Week, April 15-21. The… [ Keep reading ]