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The Whispering Season

Written by Deborah Phare, Carkeek Park Steward Between the closed-fist grip of deep winter and the gentle touch of early spring resides another, much shorter, season. Gardeners are familiar with this brief time of year and respond to its arrival with hope and joy. Its duration is brief – sometimes… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrate Neighbor Appreciation Day Feb. 11-13, 2016

We’re thankful for our Seattle neighbors every day, but in February, we dedicate a holiday just to them. Neighbor Appreciation Day is Saturday, Feb. 13. Join the celebration at an event listed below! NORTHWEST Magnolia Community Center What: Cookies, punch and coffee served When: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation aquatics programs (2016)

Doggy paddle, breaststroke, butterfly, backstroke. We think it’s important to master one or two of these when you live in a city nearly surrounded by water. Our swimming pools offer swimming lessons, public swims and special events year-round, and best of all, they’re indoors.

Lunar New Year celebrations

It’s the year of the monkey, and we’re ready to celebrate Lunar New Year! Legend has it that in ancient times, there was a monster named Nian who lived deep under the sea. On New Year’s Eve the beast would emerge to feed on people and livestock. Villagers lived in… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation offers scholarships for recreation programming

Seattle Parks and Recreation values access and opportunity and it’s the department’s goal not to turn any individual away who wants to participate in SPR programs. As part of the 2016 Park District spending plan, Seattle Parks and Recreation will partner with the Associated Recreation Council in the creation of… [ Keep reading ]

Jan. 7 Parks Buzz: You haven’t been there unless you have a PIC to PROVE it

Send your photos to @seattleparks on Twitter for a chance to be featured on our blog! Visit our homepage and subscribe to Explore More, our twice-monthly newsletter, to learn about new things happening in our parks and community centers this month.

Winter walks in Seattle parks

Winters in Seattle are wet and damp but they help keep our parks lush and green. Don’t let a little rain keep you from seeing the wonder of winter flora this season. We have dozens of trails that are waiting to be explored. Carkeek Park Carkeek Park offers extraordinary views… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle at Work | Housing Affordability & Livability Agenda

Where: Seattle City Hall—600 4th Ave Bertha Knight Landes Room When: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 5 – 7 p.m. Join Mayor Murray & department directors to discuss how Seattle is at work in your neighborhood and throughout the City. We’ll be continuing the conversation around the Housing Affordability & Livability Agenda,… [ Keep reading ]

January 14, 2016 Board of Park Commissioners meeting canceled

Due to scheduling issues, the Board of Park Commissioners will hold their first meeting of 2016 on Jan. 28 at the Queen Anne Community Center. The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners is a nine-member citizen board created by the City Charter. Four members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation winter programs

A new year is for new beginnings. Registration for our winter programs and classes is underway, and we have more than 50 new offerings this season. Find a class that’s right for you and start 2016 off right. Draw and Paint Art Studio: The Draw and Paint Studio class located… [ Keep reading ]