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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 ]

Friendly Folk Dance

Friendly Folk Dance, an international folk dance experience for people with memory loss and their loved ones, had its first series at Yesler Community Center in June. Teaching artist and folk dance instructor Susan Wickett-Ford of Silver Kite Community Arts led eight participants in a variety of dances. Program participant… [ Keep reading ]

Join us for the Roxhill/Westwood Find It, Fix It Community Walk

Please join Mayor Murray and city leaders on Monday, July 25 for the Roxhill/Westwood  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. Roxhill/Westwood Find It, Fix It Community Walk Monday, July 25, 2016 Sign-in and refreshments… [ Keep reading ]

Magnuson Park Wading Pool will remain closed for the 2016 summer season

Because of damage to the Magnuson Park Wading Pool caused by an illegal fire last spring, the wading pool will remain closed for the 2016 summer season. There is damage to the concrete and the sump/drain cover. While Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) has identified replacement products, the process of… [ Keep reading ]

Teen Summer Musical performances will take place at the Moore Theater August 25 through 28

Seattle Parks and Recreation, the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, CD Forum for Arts & Ideas and Seattle Theatre Group are proud to present the annual Teen Summer Musical, Peter Pan “My Brother’s Keeper.” Peter Pan is the ultimate coming of age, “diamond in the rough” story, except of… [ Keep reading ]

Park District Oversight Committee to hold hearing on Major Projects Challenge Fund Initiative

The Park District Oversight Committee will host a public hearing on Tuesday, August 16 to take comments on Major Projects Challenge Fund proposals. The public hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Kenneth R. Bounds Board Room at Seattle Parks and Recreation Headquarters (100 Dexter Ave. N). The… [ Keep reading ]