Posts categorized under Kyle Morrison, Author at Parkways

2022 Labor Day Closures for Seattle Parks and Recreation

Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed Monday, September 5 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. These facilities and services are CLOSED: All recreation programs Community centers and teen centers Environmental learning centers Indoor swimming pools Green Lake Small Craft Center Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center Amy… [ Keep reading ]

Apply for 2022-2023 Seattle Parks Financial Aid Scholarship Program

Enabled by the Seattle Park District fund, Seattle Parks and Recreation’s scholarship program makes financial aid available for individuals and families who want to attend our programs and activities. The aid is based on income and family size, and is available to anyone who qualifies, including seniors and people with… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation Staffing and Program Impacts

Updated Tuesday, January 25, 2022 As Covid-19 rises again in our region this winter, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) continues to monitor its impact and follow safety directives from local public health authorities. Prior to the arrival of the Omicron variant, the pandemic had a considerable effect on SPR staffing… [ Keep reading ]

Winter Weather Impacts 12/30

Due to the inclement weather, ALL Seattle Parks and Recreation programming and facilities are CLOSED today (Thurs., Dec. 30) with the few exceptions noted below. Closed : Lifelong Recreation, Specialized Programs for people with disabilities, Teen Life Centers, Environmental Learning Centers, community centers and small craft centers, child care programs,… [ Keep reading ]

Winter Weather Impacts 12/29

Due to the inclement weather, many Seattle Parks and Recreation programs are affected today (Wed, Dec 29). PARK IMPACTS During snow events, our nearly 500 parks remain open, unless otherwise indicated. The Lost Lake Trail at Seward Park is closed until the end of next week due to the weather… [ Keep reading ]

Winter Weather Impacts 12/27/21

Due to the inclement weather, many Seattle Parks and Recreation programs are affected today (Monday, Dec 27). PARK IMPACTS During snow events, our nearly 500 parks remain open, unless otherwise indicated. Gate and bathroom openings may be delayed as staff navigate snowy roads Athletic fields will also be opened for… [ Keep reading ]

New Year’s Weekend Closures for Seattle Parks and Recreation

In observance of New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day holidays, most Seattle Parks and Recreation programs and facilities will be closed from Friday, December 31 to Sunday, January 2. Please see specifics below. Warming centers, parks and boat ramps remain open. Community Centers, Teen Centers,Pools,Environmental Learning Centers,Small Craft Centers… [ Keep reading ]

Christmas Ships and Bonfires at the Parks Return – 2021 Schedule

The Argosy Christmas Ships are back! An annual Seattle tradition, the holiday cruises were sadly cancelled last year due to the pandemic. This year the festivities return in full glory: a parade of brightly-lighted boats will cruise from Puget Sound to Lake Union and out to Lake Washington. Stopping at pre-planned locations,… [ Keep reading ]

Making Every Drop Count: Water Management at Seattle Parks and Recreation

By Karen Galt and Todd Burley Plants need water, and those that are subject to heavy use like turf grasses require even more to remain healthy. Every year, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) uses nearly 176 million gallons of water for irrigation in our 6,414-acre park system! We work daily… [ Keep reading ]

Magnuson Park’s new murals celebrate local aviation history

Not many people know that Magnsuon Park holds the honor of being the launch and end point of the first around-the-world flight in 1924, or that three years later, Charles Lindbergh landed The Spirit of St. Louis in the same spot. Not yet a public park and outside city limits… [ Keep reading ]