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Lake Washington Blvd Stay Healthy Streets to open on weekends July 4 – September

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) in partnership with Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is excited to bring back the Lake Washington Stay Healthy Streets. Below is the information shared by SDOT last week. Starting Fourth of July weekend, three (3) miles of Lake Washington Boulevard (from Mt. Baker Park to Seward Park) will open to people walking, rolling,… [ Keep reading ]

Red Barn Ranch Update

**For current updates, please visit OPCD’s webpage here** Following the City Council’s action to transfer the restrictive recreation covenant from City-owned property known as the Red Barn Ranch, located in Auburn, WA, to the North Rainier land-banked site parcel, and in acknowledgement of the public comments provided by community requesting clarity… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Park System Ranked in Top 10 in National Index

The Trust for Public Lands has ranked Seattle in the top 10 cities nationwide in its 2021 ParkScore index. Seattle was No. 9 on the list, moving up from No. 14 last year. The index is a national comparison of park systems across the 100 most populated cities in the… [ Keep reading ]

Much Mulch Matters

By Todd Burley and Craig Chatburn The ground we all walk on is not just dirt, it is a complex network of relationships that is the foundation of our ecosystem. Soil is brimming with life, made up of a combination of organic and inorganic matter, fungi, insects, bacteria, and much… [ Keep reading ]

Summer Activity Camp Registration Now Open

In-person and virtual summer camps are open for registration! Most camps serve youth ages 5-12 across the city at four community centers and online. The Specialized Programs team will be offering day camps for youth and adults with disabilities, starting in July. Read on for full details. In-person Activity Camps This summer,… [ Keep reading ]

Managing Pests with the Environment in Mind

By Patti Bakker and Todd Burley Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) stewards nearly 12% of property in Seattle. As part of this stewardship it is our responsibility to manage these lands and waters in a way that supports both the people that use them and the ecosystems within them. The… [ Keep reading ]

Meadows Management in Seattle’s Parks

By Todd Burley, Brian Gay, Patti Bakker, and Craig Chatburn Ecologically, Seattle is known as a place of towering trees and majestic waterways. Also hidden within many parks are meandering meadows that provide areas of respite and critical habitat for many species. In fact, some places such as the current… [ Keep reading ]

Climate Justice in Seattle’s Parks

By Belinda Chin and Todd Burley with contributions from B Hill Climate change has impacted people in many ways – from more extreme heat events and increased air pollution with wildfire smoke to rising sea levels and king tide events in vulnerable areas (see Google Earth Time-lapse for 40 years… [ Keep reading ]

Earth Week is Here!

Seattle Parks and Recreation is celebrating Earth Day and Month with a week of virtual and in-person activities to connect people to the planet and each other. Join us! Visit to learn about the latest Earth Week activities! Earth Day Kits and Virtual Activities Our Rec’N the Streets program will be… [ Keep reading ]

Storing Carbon is Cool

By Todd Burley, Lisa Ciecko, and Craig Chatburn The City of Seattle has signed on to the Paris Climate Accord and is committed to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions as part of a global community. Much of our effort is dedicated to reducing our carbon emissions through transportation and building… [ Keep reading ]