Posts categorized under Chris Nicholson, Author at Parkways - Page 5 of 8

Climate Resilient Parks & Recreation

By Todd Burley and Cynthia McCoy Earth’s climate is changing. The science is clear, and the imperative to act is imminent, both to reduce our carbon emissions and to prepare for the impacts of this changing climate. The World Meteorological Organization, in its 2019 report, states, “Science tells us that,… [ Keep reading ]

Climate-Friendly Facilities

By Todd Burley and Jacob Daley The world is warming, the climate is changing, and humans are the cause of this shift of geologic proportions. The science is clear, as detailed in the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. “Global warming is likely to reach 1.5°C between… [ Keep reading ]

Virtual spring break camps

With spring break right around the corner, we have a handful of virtual camp options for youth at home to stay engaged and creative. You can click here to see the options we have available. Classes will be held virtually using Webex. Click here to download Webex. Click here to… [ Keep reading ]

Take a Hike (in the City)

By Todd Burley Seattle is known as a great place to access the great outdoors that surround us in our national parks and forests. Yet you can connect to nature right here in the city through our robust network of trails that course through our 4,000 acres of natural areas…. [ Keep reading ]

Beach Clean SOS

By Patti Bakker and Todd Burley The intertidal zone is notoriously vibrant and elusive, shifting from underwater to exposed twice a day and impacted by the seasonal shifts of varying tides that offer gentle waves worthy of a sound machine or massive rollers that can lift whole logs. It is… [ Keep reading ]

Environmental Education…Six Feet Apart

By Todd Burley Spring is upon us, and the birds and blossoms are returning to Seattle’s parks. This is typically a great time to get out and learn about urban nature with Seattle Parks and Recreation’s naturalists and educators. Yet COVID-19 health restrictions have required our environmental education programs to… [ Keep reading ]

Nature Nurtures: The Benefits of Urban Parks

Intuitively, we know that time spent outdoors in nature is beneficial. Stressed out? A walk in the park might be just what you need. Given a choice between a jog in a park or a run around an indoor track, most will choose to be outdoors. Add in a pandemic… [ Keep reading ]

(Virtually) Walk Through (History at) Seward Park

By Todd Burley Seward Park, the largest park in Southeast Seattle at 277 acres, is a rare gem of waterfront wildness in the midst of the Northwest’s largest city. Since it was purchased by the city in 1911, this peninsula in Lake Washington has meant many things to many cultures… [ Keep reading ]

Creating a Healthy Environment Amidst a Pandemic

By Todd Burley Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) supports Healthy People, a Healthy Environment, and Strong Communities through all our work. In 2020 this effort took on a whole new meaning, as the benefits of parks became even more evident and Seattleites looked to our public open spaces to seek… [ Keep reading ]

Walk a (Half) Mile in My Shoes – Equitable Access to Seattle’s Parks

By Todd Burley and Kathleen Conner The ideal of being able to walk to the grocery store, library, school, barber shop, and park is not just a throwback to the past, but a value that the City of Seattle holds today. Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan, a long-term planning document, seeks to… [ Keep reading ]