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Kubota Garden’s Annual Fall Plant Sale

From the Kubota Garden Foundation: Attention garden, tree and plant enthusiasts! Kubota Garden’s Annual Fall Plant Sale is coming up on Saturday, September 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kubota Garden Nursery. This is your opportunity to purchase unique and high quality plants with all proceeds benefitting… [ Keep reading ]

Rare corpse lily bloom to cause big stink at Volunteer Park Conservatory

Seattle’s mysterious corpse lily (Amorphophallus titanum) is in the early stages of blooming at the Volunteer Park Conservatory, on loan from University of Washington Biology. Native to the equatorial rain forests of Sumatra, the corpse lily is the world’s largest inflorescence and can grow up to 12 feet tall in… [ Keep reading ]

Practice your favorite Olympic and Paralympic sports with Seattle Parks and Recreation

Did watching the 2016 Olympic Games inspire your inner athlete? If so, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) has a number of ways for you to practice some of your favorite Olympic and Paralympic sports. With 6,300 acres of parkland, 120 miles of trails, 26 community centers, 204 athletic fields, and… [ Keep reading ]

LEEF youth reach new heights

Jumping off ledges, scaling walls, and swinging from trees aren’t part of most youth development programs. But for Seattle Parks and Recreation’s pilot program ‘Leaders in Environment, Equity, and Facilitation’ (LEEF), these exhilarating activities are built into the curriculum! LEEF is designed to help develop the next generation of challenge… [ Keep reading ]

Denny Park to close for approximately five months for park improvement project

Denny Park (100 Dexter Ave. N) is scheduled to close beginning the week of Aug. 15 for approximately five months for a park improvement project. During this time, all areas of the park, including the temporary off-leash area, will be closed. The Denny Park project includes storm drainage, sanitary sewer,… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation Seafair closures

During Seafair Weekend and leading up to the event, there will be park and facility closures for safety measures and practices. These facilities and services will have closures: Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center will close Tuesday, Aug. 2 at noon through Monday, Aug. 8. Stan Sayres Boat Launch will… [ Keep reading ]

Community invited to ‘The Garden Party: an Evening for the Senses’ at the Seattle Japanese Garden on July 29

‘The Garden Party: an Evening for the Senses’ is the premier event of the season at the Seattle Japanese Garden. From 6-8:30 p.m. on Friday, July 29, the Japanese Garden will welcome guests inside the gate after hours to enjoy sake, fine wine and traditional Japanese cuisine. The event, now… [ Keep reading ]

Whale pod spotted in front of Colman Pool

A pod of Transient, or Bigg’s Killer Whales visited West Seattle on July 18. The group was comprised of a single family–whale T65A and her offspring. Passing close to the shore of Lincoln Park, they gave swimmers at Colman Pool a rare and enjoyable showing. Photo credit: Maya Sears. Photo taken under… [ Keep reading ]

Organic gardening classes at Victor Steinbrueck Park

Seattle Tilth is offering a wide spectrum of free classes at Victor Steinbrueck Park on growing food and on sustainable use of natural resources. Topics include summer and fall gardening, growing herbs, composting, permaculture, organic garden pest management, and water conservation.  Class schedule: Victor Steinbrueck Park, Wednesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. July 27 Companion Planting for… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation’s ‘Big Day of Play’ returns Aug. 13

The Big Day of Play is a celebration of our city’s diversity, and it encourages neighbors, communities and families to have fun, build relationships and be active together. Research shows that adults can improve brain function, relieve stress and improve their connection to others by taking part in active play…. [ Keep reading ]