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Do you like being outdoors and sharing nature with others? Become a Seattle Urban Nature Guide!

Environmental Learning Centers (ELCs) play a vital role at Seattle Parks and Recreation: to get people outside to learn about the natural world around us, and inspire them to become stewards of our environment. One of the many ways ELC staff does this is by training volunteers to be Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Burke-Gilman Trail RE-OPENED at NE 132nd St. after landslide cleanup

Seattle Parks and Recreation has reopened a section of the Burke-Gilman Trail at 13200 Riviera Pl. NE that was closed on Thursday, January 28 due to a landslide. Two caution signs stating “Slide Area” are posted at each end of the trail section between NE 127th and NE 142nd streets… [ Keep reading ]

Participants “travel the world” with Dementia-Friendly Folk Dance class

Seattle Parks and Recreation recently hosted a three-week Dementia-Friendly Folk Dance class to bring together persons living with memory loss and their care partners. The class met at Montlake Community Center, where participants “traveled the world” by performing a variety of folk dances from France, Greece, Russia, West Polynesia (Rarotonga/Cook… [ Keep reading ]

Burke-Gilman Trail at NE 132nd St. closed due to slide clean up and repair

Seattle Parks and Recreation is working to clean up debris and temporarily stabilize the adjacent hillside at the site of a landslide, which occurred at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 28, on a section of the Burke-Gilman Trail at 13200 Riviera Pl. NE. The trail is closed from NE… [ Keep reading ]

Volunteers participate in MLK Day of Service

Thank you to all of the volunteers and partnering organizations that participated in the MLK Day of Service with Seattle Parks and Recreation! On Monday, January 18, volunteers had a “day on, not a day off” by taking part in a variety of improvement projects on park lands across the… [ Keep reading ]

Cal Anderson Park Walking Group

Looking for support in sticking to your New Year’s health and fitness resolutions? In need of a way to de-stress after work? Longing for more time spent in nature? If so, the Cal Anderson Park Walking Group is here to help! The Cal Anderson Park walking program runs from 6-7pm… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrate Lunar New Year with Seattle Parks and Recreation on Jan. 29

Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Lifelong Recreation program is hosting a Lunar New Year celebration from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 in partnership with the Vietnamese Senior Association (VSA). The Lunar New Year festivities will take place at Garfield Community Center (2323 E Cherry St.) and… [ Keep reading ]

MLK Day of Service Volunteer Opportunities

Seattle Parks and Recreation is celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a Day of Service on Monday, January 18. Along with partnering organizations, we are hosting volunteer events on park lands across the city. Volunteer projects will include plant removal, trail renovation, planting, clean… [ Keep reading ]

2016 Spring Training with Sound Steps

Are you looking to achieve new health goals in 2016? Our popular Sound Steps program can help! Each year Sound Steps offers Spring Training, a free training program to prepare adults age 50+ to complete a 5K, 10K, or Half Marathon Walk Event. This free, volunteer-supported walking program can help… [ Keep reading ]