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Seattle to Host United Nations World Environment Day on June 5, 2024

The City of Seattle, the United Nations Environment Programme and Street Art for Mankind invite you to the unveiling of two iconic murals (1950 Alaskan Way and 2226 Elliott Ave) in celebration of World Environment Day. The ecosystem restoration-themed murals highlight Seattle’s leadership on protecting nature in our city. Seattle… [ 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 ]

Swim Seattle Pilot Kick-off April 22 with Mayor Harrell

Mayor Harrell, Seattle Parks and Recreation, and a host of community partners are excited to announce our first step to offering comprehensive, free swim lessons for Seattle children. Swim Seattle is an initiative promoting basic swimming and water safety skills. Youth of color are far more likely to die from… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Polar Bear Plunge 2022

Let’s do it, again Seattle! The Polar Bear Plunge is returning in 2022 with the Polar Bear Plunge DIY Kit. Since large gatherings can still be risky, we want to make sure you have a chance to participate in this January 1st tradition and earn that “badge of courage” but… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation welcomes all to enjoy the Big Day of Play on Aug. 21

Free event Aug. 21, 2021, noon-4 p.m.! Participate in-person and online with games, live performances, food, a vendor fair with community and wellness opportunities, and more. Big Day of Play is a celebration of our city’s diversity, and it encourages neighbors, communities, and families to have fun, build relationships… [ Keep reading ]

Planning and funding assistance for Cal Anderson Park events and activities

Do you have an idea for a fun event or activity at Cal Anderson Park this summer? Get help planning or funding your idea! Seattle Parks and Recreation is waiving many of the permit fees for new events in Cal Anderson Park this year, and staff is available to discuss… [ Keep reading ]

Reopening Activities for More Summer Fun Announced by Seattle Parks and Recreation

Outdoor pools, sprayparks, wading pools, beaches, meals for kids and more are scheduled Revised Wednesday, June 24, 2021 Summer is coming and boy, are we all ready for it! After a year of restrictions and uncertainty – not to mention a long winter – everyone is looking forward to reliable… [ Keep reading ]

2020 Pathway of Lights

UPDATED 11/17/20 – All Pathway of Lights kits now SOLD OUT Under normal circumstances Green Lake Community Center staff along with community partners would be preparing for the Annual Pathway of Lights as a kickoff to the Winter season. Unfortunately, this year due to COVID-19 and King County Health guidelines… [ Keep reading ]

Join the Virtual Amazing Race with Seattle Parks and Recreation

Take a 3-hour fun break with Geoteaming’s Virtual Amazing Race! Join Seattle Parks and Recreation on Saturday, September 26 from noon to 4 p.m. for a high-tech virtual experience designed to boost your critical thinking and problem solving skills. People of all ages can join as a team with members… [ Keep reading ]