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Celebrating the 2016 Denny Award winners

On Tuesday, December 6, Seattle Parks and Recreation hosted our annual Denny Awards Ceremony for Outstanding Volunteer Service at the Seattle Art Museum. More than 250 volunteers and guests attended this very special event which included admission to the Seattle Art Museum’s exhibit: Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style…. [ Keep reading ]

Your Seattle Parks and Recreation Winter Bucket List

Our city may be a little wet in the winter, but with 26 community centers, eight indoor pools and ten indoor tennis courts, we have endless ways to help you stay active during the rainy months. And for those willing to brave the colder temperatures, our parks offer unique flora… [ Keep reading ]

2017-2018 field fees

On November 21, 2016 the City Council approved the Mayor’s 2017-2018 Budget. The field fees have been revised. The changes have allowed Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) to simplify field fee charges for our customers, and support and expand athletic fields in the city. The practice field fees have been… [ Keep reading ]

Most drop-in activities will be free starting Jan. 1, 2017!

Thanks to funding from the Seattle Park District as part of the Community Center Strategic Plan, starting on January 1, 2017, most drop-in activities  at our community centers will now be free! During a public outreach process, we heard from many communities that even small drop-in fees can be a… [ Keep reading ]

Apply now for Youth Engaged in Service program

Do you know a teen who wants job readiness and leadership skills? Applications to our YES program are available! Say “yes’” to YES! The 2017 Winter/Spring Youth Engaged in Service (YES) program is a job readiness and leadership development program that provides youth with a broad range of service and… [ Keep reading ]

South Park Community Center to close for one week for floor-resurfacing project

South Park Community Center will be closed from December 26 through January 2 so that the gym floor can be resurfaced. The community center will re-open on Tuesday, January 3. South Park Community Center is located at 8319 8th Ave. S in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood. For a list of… [ Keep reading ]

Family swim lessons teach beginning skills in a fun and relaxed atmosphere

Seattle Parks and Recreation is offering family swim lessons for beginning-level youth swim instruction for children ages 4 to 10. Lessons are held in shallow water and provide a great way for youth to learn to swim in a safe, fun and relaxed atmosphere. A parent or guardian must be in the… [ Keep reading ]

Black and Brown Summit empowers young men of color

Teens from the Meadowbrook Teen Center and Lake City Community Center recently attended the seventh annual Black and Brown Summit at Highline College. The summit works to empower and motivate young men of color to excel in academics and to accept nothing less than excellence from themselves. During the summit,… [ Keep reading ]

Maintaining and repairing our parks and recreation facilities

Your Seattle Parks and Recreation Concrete/Playground Crew consists of a dedicated group who manage multiple tasks on a wide variety of job assignments. The installation, maintenance, and repair of park sidewalks, pathways, fencing, play area features, and signs are just a small sampling of the work that they perform. Last week,… [ Keep reading ]

Free Renewable Energy STEM Workshops for Seattle students

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) and the Associated Recreation Council are proud to announce free Renewable Energy STEM Workshops in partnership with Verizon Foundation. During the 2017 winter quarter, Rainier Community Center and Rainier Beach Community Center RecTech labs will each host two 12-week workshops for middle school students. Workshop participants… [ Keep reading ]