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Public invited to experience the ‘Big Shaker’ at earthquake event on Oct. 11

Seattle’s Office of Emergency Management and Seattle Parks and Recreation invite members of the public and media to attend the City’s first ever ‘Big Shaker’ Earthquake Event at Westlake Park on Tuesday, Oct. 11. City officials will also be in attendance to take a ride in the ‘Big Shaker’ to… [ Keep reading ]

Maple Viewing Festival at Seattle Japanese Garden, Oct. 15-16

Bring your cameras and capture the breathtaking sight of Japanese maple trees ablaze in fall color at the annual Maple Viewing Festival, October 15 – 16, at the Seattle Japanese Garden. This family-friendly event, open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, features nature-inspired craft making with UW… [ Keep reading ]

Supporting a healthy environment through energy efficiency

At Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR), we strive for three big outcomes in everything we do: healthy people, a healthy environment and strong communities. From working to preserve our urban forests, to providing environmental education to youth, to encouraging Seattleites to connect to nature at local parks, to reducing our… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation seeks names for two new park sites in the Yesler and Fremont neighborhoods

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the public to submit potential names for two new parks in the Yesler and Fremont neighborhoods. Please submit suggestions for names to the Parks Naming Committee by November 16, 2016. Below are descriptions of the parks to be named: Yesler Neighborhood Park: The scope of… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Park District helping to improve play areas across Seattle

Play areas at neighborhood parks provide a place for kids to exercise safely outdoors, explore the natural world, develop their imagination, interact with others and discover their community, all while having some good old fashioned fun! But play areas that are poorly accessible, or filled with worn and outdated play… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation and Mayor Murray’s proposed budget

On Sept. 26, Mayor Murray presented his 2017-2018 Proposed Budget to City Council, and I am pleased to inform you of a few items related to Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) programs and services. The Mayor’s budget makes critical investment in expanding access to our community centers and maintaining our parks as… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Channel videos feature Seattle Park District

It’s been just over two years since Seattle voters approved Proposition 1 to create the Seattle Park District, and projects and programs funded by the District are in full swing. Recently, Seattle Parks and Recreation teamed with the Seattle Channel to produce three 30-minute videos that highlight some of the… [ Keep reading ]

Board of Park Commissioners to hold a Public Hearing on the Community Center Strategic Plan

The Board of Park Commissioners will hold a public hearing to receive feedback on the Community Center Strategic Plan. The meeting will take place at Van Asselt Community Center (2820 S Myrtle St.), on October 13, 2016 at 6:30pm. The Community Center Strategic Plan is available here. The Community Center… [ Keep reading ]

Your Seattle Parks and Recreation Fall Bucket List!

Leaves are falling. There’s a crispness to the air. Pumpkin lattes are back on the menu. And Seattleites are starting to bundle up in scarves and mittens. All clear signs that summer has ended and the fall season has officially arrived. But don’t let the cooler weather and darker skies… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrate Seattle’s beautiful trees

Trees are not only beautiful, they clean our air and our water, calm traffic and help us conserve energy. As Seattle continues to grow, our urban trees and vegetation are critical to keeping Seattle a healthy, livable city. Join Mayor Ed Murray and City of Seattle urban forestry staff to… [ Keep reading ]