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Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities to close Thursday, December 14 for Recreation Division staff training

Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities and programs will be closed Thursday, December 14, 2023 due to a Recreation Division staff training day. These facilities and services are CLOSED: These facilities are OPEN on regular schedules:

Christmas Ships and Bonfires at the Parks – 2023 Schedule

The Argosy Christmas Ships are an annual Seattle tradition. As part of the festivities, a parade of brightly-lighted boats will cruise from Puget Sound to Lake Union and out to Lake Washington. Stopping at pre-planned locations, the lead ship hosts an onboard chorus singing Christmas carols for neighbors and community to watch… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Shines with the Annual Pathway of Lights at Green Lake Park 

This annual tradition returns to Green Lake on Saturday, December 9, 2023 We’re getting into the spirit of the season as we prepare for the annual Pathway of Lights, a FREE winter event for the whole family! On Saturday, December 9, 2023, from 4:30-7:30 p.m., come stroll the glimmering Green Lake… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation 2023 Thanksgiving holiday closures

Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed for one or more days in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. These facilities and services are CLOSED on both Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24: These facilities are OPEN regular hours: These facilities are OPEN on modified schedules:

Seattle Selected as “Role Model City” for International Ecosystem Restoration Cohort 

United Nations Environment Program’s Generation Restoration Collaboration Connects Cities to Improve Habitat In recognition of efforts to support ecosystem restoration, the United Nations Environment Program selected the City of Seattle to participate in Generation Restoration, a collaborative initiative of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. Seattle, which will be… [ Keep reading ]

Space available in our licensed school-age care programs!

Our licensed school-age care programs are ready to provide fun, engaging, supportive and safe opportunities after school and during school breaks. After School Programs Space is still available in our after school programs at High Point Community Center, Northgate Community Center, Queen Anne Community Center, and Rainier Community Center. Ages:… [ Keep reading ]

Kubota Gardens Public Restroom Upgrade

Seattle Parks and Recreation will be upgrading the Kubota Gardens public restroom to a standardized auto locking system used throughout our park system. This work will take place November 6 through November 20. During the two-week work period, a sanican will be available on-site as an alternative while the restroom… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation Veterans Day Closures 2023

Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities, including community centers and pools, will be closed Friday, Nov. 10 in observance of Veterans Day. However, on the actual holiday – Saturday the 11th – community centers and pools will operate on their normal schedule. Friday, Nov. 10 (Veterans Day observed): Closed: Open:

Toxic Algae at Green Lake: Lake Unsafe for People and Pets

Through water testing, King County Public Health has informed Seattle Parks and Recreation that there is toxic algae present in Green Lake. Currently we are asking people and pets to say out of the lake. Until further notice: For more information:, 206-477-4800,

Seattle Forest Week invites the community to celebrate our urban forest, October 28-November 4, 2023

Highlights The City of Seattle along with community organizations are inviting the community to celebrate Seattle’s urban forest with several events throughout the week. Our third annual Seattle Forest Week is bookended by two large events. Trees for Seattle will host Arbor Day on October 28 at Jefferson Park. The… [ Keep reading ]