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Happy birthday to the National Park Service!

Diablo Lake at North Cascades National Park. Photo taken during Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Teen Trek program. Join us in celebrating the National Park Service’s 100th birthday! On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed an act creating the National Park Service, a new federal bureau responsible for protecting the… [ Keep reading ]

Golden Gardens stairway to close for approximately three months for park improvement project

The stairway from lower Golden Gardens Park to the off-leash area is scheduled to close on August 25 for approximately three months for a park improvement project. During this time, the stairway and upper landing area will be closed. This project will provide drainage improvements and replace damaged portions of… [ Keep reading ]

Board of Park Commissioners to hold a Public Hearing on the People, Dogs and Parks Strategic Plan

The Board of Park Commissioners will hold a public hearing to receive feedback on the Draft People, Dogs and Parks Strategic Plan. The meeting will take place at Miller Community Center on September 22, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. The Draft People, Dogs and Parks Strategic Plan is available here. The… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation, Office of Arts & Culture open next round of Arts in Parks grant applications

Program reaches out to underserved communities Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) and the Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) invite individual artists, neighborhood arts councils and local community-based groups to apply for a new round of Arts in Parks (AIP) grants. These grants, funded by the Seattle Park District, are… [ Keep reading ]

Evans Pool will be closed Aug. 21 – Sept. 5

Evans Pool will be closed for preventive maintenance August 21-Speptember 5. There will be no programs, rentals or access to pool locker rooms, and no pool staff or cashiers will be on site. The Green Lake Community Center will remain open and users can still register for fall swim lessons… [ Keep reading ]

Judkins Park Find It, Fix It Community Walk

Please join Mayor Murray and city leaders on Wednesday, August 24 in the Judkins Park neighborhood for our fourth Find It, Fix It Community Walk. These walks provide a unique opportunity for community members to identify neighborhood needs and discuss challenges directly with City leadership. Judkins Park Find It, Fix… [ Keep reading ]

Community Learning Centers engage youth over the summer

Did you know that over the summer, low-income youth lose two to three months in reading, while higher-income peers make slight gains? And over the years, these losses add up—by fifth grade, summer learning loss can mean that low-income students are 2 ½ to 3 years behind their peers1. But… [ Keep reading ]

Sailing adventures for Van Asselt youth

At Seattle Parks and Recreation, we believe that access to invigorating ways of enjoying nature are key to any great city’s livability. And here in Seattle, we are blessed to live in an area with mountains, forests and water at our doorstep. But for many residents, access to recreational opportunities… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle teens explore North Cascades National Park

Seattle is one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. With urban density increasing, we have to ask ourselves how we can help residents, especially youth, experience more time in nature. One way we are tackling this important issue is through our Teen Life Centers, which provide youth with… [ Keep reading ]

Friends of Piper’s Orchard host tenth annual Festival of Fruit

The Friends of Piper’s Orchard invite the community to join them in celebrating Carkeek Park’s historic orchard on Saturday, September 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Events will include cider pressing and tasting, live music, an apple pie contest, activities for kids, guided tours of the historic orchard and… [ Keep reading ]