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Seattle Parks and Recreation Seeks Names for Two New Parks 

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the public to submit potential names for parks in the Rainier Valley and South Park neighborhoods. Suggestions for names are due to the Park Naming Committee by Friday, May 31, 2024. We are seeking names for the following parks, characterized here by their working… [ Keep reading ]

2024 Summer Camp Brochure

The 2024 summer camp brochure is now available! Browse a wide range of exciting activities for participants, from preschool and school age care camps, to nature camps, to camps for youth with disabilities. Outlined within are descriptions, dates, and locations of across Seattle. Registration instructions and methods are on page… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrate 2024 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 20, 2024 (*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 is… [ Keep reading ]

Free Event for Youth & Young Adults at Rainier Community Center on April 17

FREE EVENT Seattle youth and young adults ages 13-24, join us on Wednesday, April 17 at Rainier Community Center for FREE food trucks, fun activities, and an opportunity to learn about great employment opportunities and programs this summer and fall as we launch Seattle Mentors! We welcome families and guardians… [ Keep reading ]

Hope for Youth Fund

Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Hope for Youth fund is meant to increase access to athletic, recreational, and positive youth development activities. Hope for Youth’s primary purpose is to support youth sports organizations that serve marginalized and economically distressed communities. The funds are intended to offset the cost of participation and… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrate Earth Month with Seattle Parks and Recreation! 

Join us and partners for a variety of Earth Month events and activities, including nature programming and volunteer opportunities. Please visit the Green Seattle Partnership for additional opportunities on how you can volunteer for restoration and planting events at parks and green spaces across Seattle. Volunteer Events:   Educational Activities: … [ Keep reading ]

New! Make Your Picnic Reservation Online for Several Popular Park Sites 

Starting April 1, 2024, customers can now use the online self-registration system to book picnic shelters and/or tables at several popular sites, including Seward Park, Jose Rizal, Woodland Park, Genesee Park, and Maple Leaf. Previously, picnic reservations were only available by filing out a picnic application and real-time information about… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrate the First World Flight Centennial at Magnuson Park!

One hundred years ago, the first world flight began at Magnuson Park! Celebrate the centennial of this historic moment with the Magnuson Park Cafe and Brewery on Saturday, April 6 from 2 to 4pm. The cafe and brewery will be offering one complimentary beverage for the first 100 attendees. Enjoy… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation Announces the Selection of Two New Off Leash Areas 

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is pleased to announce the selection of West Seattle Stadium and Othello Park as the two sites to be developed to include an Off Leash Area as the result of the City’s Off Leash Area (OLA) Expansion Study, following a recommendation by the Board of… [ Keep reading ]

Splash into Summer with Swim Seattle! 

Summer is coming, which means it’s time for swim lessons and renewing scholarships! As part of Seattle Parks and Recreation’s commitment to equitable and accessible programming, Swim Seattle is offering all scholarship-eligible youth free beginner swim lessons. Swim registration will open for current scholarship-eligible participants on May 14, 2024, for all… [ Keep reading ]