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NEW! Teen Swim at Evans Pool in Green Lake

Starting February 23, free teen swim nights on Fridays 7 PM – 8 PM at Evans Pool, 7201 E. Green Lake Dr. N. Seattle, WA 98115 206-684-0780/206-384-4961 At these swim sessions you can: Teen room will be open 6pm-9pm on Fridays for: Must fill out an E-13 authorization form and… [ Keep reading ]

Statement on the removal of the Cal Anderson garden

Today, December 27, Seattle Parks and Recreation with support from the Seattle Police Department is removing a makeshift garden located in Cal Anderson Park. The temporary garden is being removed due to public health and public safety issues and the need for maintenance, including reseeding the area and turf restoration. … [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation begins routine winter preparation of park facilities

Many park bathrooms and water fountains to close for the winter Seattle Parks and Recreation begins routine winter preparation of park facilities Many park bathrooms and water fountains to close for the winter Routine winter preparation is beginning this week with many Seattle Parks and Recreation bathrooms and drinking fountains… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Park Project Updates Virtual Meeting 

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is pleased to announce a virtual community meeting to provide updates on various West Seattle Park projects in response to community inquiries and to provide an opportunity for community awareness and input. Have a question you’d like answered at the meeting? Email West… [ Keep reading ]

Raising the Green Flag at Seward Park

By Todd Burley Seattle has about 500 public parks, and they all offer something special to residents and visitors alike. Yet Seward Park stands out (and up!) as a remarkable place that has offered recreation and respite for over 100 years. In recognition of this, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR)… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor’s 2024 Mid-Biennial Budget Update for Seattle Parks and Recreation

Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell is releasing the 2023-2024 Proposed Mid-Biennial Budget Adjustments. This budget reflects Mayor Harrell’s continued commitment to, and investment in, bold actions that address urgent needs of our communities and advance our One Seattle priorities. Mayor Harrell’s proposal continues work initiated in the 2023 Adopted Budget to… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation Seeks Nominations for Annual Volunteer Stewardship Awards  

Seattle Parks and Recreation is seeking nominations for the Denny Awards, which honor extraordinary volunteer service to the City’s parks and recreation system. The deadline for nominations is Friday, October 20, 2023. The electronic nomination form is available here. The awards will be presented at a recognition ceremony to be… [ Keep reading ]

Toxic Algae at Green Lake: Lake Unsafe for People and Pets

Through water testing, King County Public Health has informed Seattle Parks and Recreation that there is toxic algae present in Green Lake. Currently we are asking people and pets to say out of the lake. The swimming beach at Green Lake is currently closed. Until further notice: For more information:… [ Keep reading ]

Recreation Leader Buck Buchannan receives 2022 John C. Little, Sr. Spirit Award

Seattle Parks and Recreation is #ParkProud to announce that Recreation leader Buck Buchannan is the 2022 recipient of the John C. Little, Sr. Spirit Award for his dedication to improving the lives of Seattle teens. John C. Little, Sr. served the community as a member of the Seattle Board of… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Announces New Drowning Prevention and Youth Aquatics Initiative, Swim Seattle 

Today, Mayor Harrell together with Seattle Parks and Recreation, and recreation, child safety, and drowning-prevention partners, announced a new drowning-prevention and youth aquatics initiative, Swim Seattle. Swim Seattle is a new initiative that will combine the efforts of YMCA, Public Health—Seattle & King County, Associated Recreation Council, Washington State Parks,… [ Keep reading ]