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The Reality of Rats in an Urban Ecosystem 

Seattle is a city with all the wonders of different cultures, a vibrant economy, and the wonderful parks that Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) stewards. With that population and development also come the trash we create and the rats that thrive with that waste. These animals can be a real… [ Keep reading ]


Carkeek Park Night Hike, Beaver and Owl ProwlThurs. April 11 from 7pm-9pmBird Walk at Schmitz Preserve ParkSat. April 13 from 4pm-6pmCamp Long Night Hike and Owl ProwlThurs. April 25 from 7pm-9pmSpring Migration Bird and Wildlife Walk – Discovery ParkSat. May 4 from 4pm-6pmCarkeek Park Night Hike, Beaver and Owl ProwlThurs…. [ Keep reading ]

Swim Seattle Partners with Oshun Swim School!

As part of the Swim Seattle Initiative, Seattle Parks & Recreation is partnering with Oshun Swim School to offer trauma-informed and Afro-Indigenous centered swim opportunities to our Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) + Allies community. Through a series of open swims and educational workshops, participants can expect to experience… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation Seeks Proposals for Operator of Green Lake Pitch & Putt  

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking interested parties to submit proposals for an Operation and Maintenance Agreement for the Green Lake Pitch & Putt facility. The selected party will provide community activities, recreational programs, and marketing to the Green Lake neighborhood and greater… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s Rainier Community Center Garden Wins the 2024 Toro Urban Park Innovation Award

$50K grant to support innovation in urban food systems and workforce development Washington, DC (March 12, 2024) – Today, the City Parks Alliance and The Toro Company, a leading global provider of solutions for the outdoor environment, announced that the Rainier Community Center’s new urban garden in Seattle is the… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]