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Waste Not

By Todd Burley Today is Global Recycling Day, and Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is looking at how we can improve our waste diversion in our parks. In 2021 we partnered with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) to conduct a waste audit at four athletic fields – Magnuson Park, Woodland Park,… [ Keep reading ]

Forest Bathing – Increasing Community Wellness Through Greater Access to Greenspace

On Saturday, March 5th, nineteen community members participated in an Introduction to Forest Bathing. This event was hosted at Seward Park by the Adult Athletics and Environmental Engagement units at SPR. The participants were guided with a series of invitations using their senses and drawing their attention to the natural… [ Keep reading ]

Pups, Poop & Parks – here’s the scoop

We want to keep our furry friends safe along with everyone else. Meet Buddy the dog and learn where he can roam on and off leash in Seattle. Click here to watch Buddy’s video and learn all about the importance of following leash and poop scoop rules to ensure a… [ Keep reading ]

Spring In-Person and Virtual Programs

Spring is upon us! Find all of the in-person and virtual programs we are offering in the new brochure here. Registration open March 8, 2022. You’ll also find our full drop-in schedules for our community center activities such as drop-in fitness rooms, table-tennis, basketball and more. Ready to enroll in… [ Keep reading ]

Grants Available for Organizations Providing Youth Sports and Development Activities

UPDATE 4/6/22: Application deadline extended to April 14, 2022, 11:59pm The City of Seattle Parks and Recreation Department is offering our annual Hope For Youth fund. This fund was established to increase access to athletic and positive development activities for youth ages 11-19. $42,000 has been allocated for 2022 applicants…. [ Keep reading ]

Program and Activity Schedules for February and March 2022

Seattle Parks and Recreation community centers have a wide array of drop-in, virtual and in-person programs through February and March! Options include basketball, fitness rooms, pickleball, ping pong, volleyball, creative ballet, music, karate, yoga, fencing, and so much more. In-Person and Virtual Registered Programs: February 2022 Citywide Programs March 2022… [ Keep reading ]

Climate Resilient Parks: Tomorrow (3 of 3)

By Todd Burley The impact of climate change is being felt here in Seattle today, and Seattle Parks and Recreation is already taking many actions to adapt to hotter and drier summers, wildfire smoke, intense winter rain events, and sea level rise. Yet we realize that this new reality will… [ Keep reading ]

Climate Resiliency: Acting Today for Tomorrow (2 of 3)

By Todd Burley Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is not immune from the impacts of climate change, as we described in the last blog post in our Climate Resiliency series, Climate Resiliency: Impacts to Seattle’s Parks and Recreation System. Extreme heat, sea level rise, intense rain events, and more are… [ Keep reading ]

Climate Resilience: Impacts to Seattle’s Parks and Recreation System (1 of 3)

By Todd Burley The climate is changing, this is clear. According to the 2021 Climate Change: The Physical Science Basis report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, “It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land. Widespread and rapid changes in the atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere… [ Keep reading ]

February 2022 Programs: In-Person, Virtual and Drop-In

Our February 2022 program brochure is here, with registration opening January 11, 2022. See the full brochure here, where you can view a variety of in-person, virtual and drop-in programs we have available in the new year. Register There are several options to register for our programs. Register online here Register… [ Keep reading ]