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GiveBIG and support Seattle Parks’ programs May 5

Be a champion! Join the Associated Recreation Council (ARC) and The Seattle Foundation in supporting our community on Tuesday, May 5. GiveBIG is a one-day, online charitable giving event to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations that make our region a healthier and more vital place to live…. [ Keep reading ]

Community invited to celebrate the grand opening of the Jefferson Park community club house and Jefferson Park Golf Course centennial

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to the centennial celebration and grand opening of the new golf and community facility at Jefferson Park Golf Course on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Join us for the ribbon-cutting event at 10:30 followed by an 18-hole golf… [ Keep reading ]

Bicycle Sundays start May 3 along Lake Washington Blvd.

May is Bike Month, and we’re celebrating by kicking off the 50th anniversary series of Bicycle Sundays on May 3, 2015. During Bicycle Sundays, a portion of Lake Washington Boulevard will be closed to motorized vehicles from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Seattle Parks and Recreation invites everyone in the community to… [ Keep reading ]

April Pools Day teaches water safety to Rainier Beach community

The second annual April Pools Day event at Rainier Beach Pool was a success! Thank you to the 150+ visitors who came to the pool and helped Seattle Parks and Recreation spread the word about water safety. Later this summer, Green Lake Community Center/Evans Pool will be hosting low-cost life jacket… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to the new terrace overlook dedication at Kubota Garden

Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Kubota Garden Foundation invite the community to a celebration for the new terrace overlook at Kubota Garden on Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at Kubota Garden, 9817 55th Ave. S.  The ribbon cutting event includes a Shinto blessing, music by… [ Keep reading ]

Environmental learning center to be named after longtime volunteer

Join Seattle Parks and Recreation at noon on Saturday, May 2, as the department names the new Carkeek Park environmental learning center in honor of Nancy Malmgren, a dedicated park volunteer. The event will take place at the center at 950 NW Carkeek Park Rd. Nancy Malmgren first visited Carkeek… [ Keep reading ]

Register today for the Fishing Kids event May 2

There are plenty of fish in the sea, and this May, there will be plenty of fish in Green Lake. The Fishing Kids event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 2. A net will be installed in the swim area by Green Lake’s… [ Keep reading ]

Find rare blooms at the Friends of the Conservatory Plant Sale

Mark your calendar for the Friends of the Conservatory Spring Plant Sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, on the lawn outside of the Volunteer Park Conservatory (1400 East Galer St.). The Spring Plant Sale features unique tropicals, orchids and rare cacti that are similar to the plants… [ Keep reading ]

Your go-to guide for a Happy Mother’s Day

When you’re sick with the flu, when your casserole is sticking to the pan, when you’re disgruntled about work, when you’re heartbroken…who do you call? (Hint: not Ghostbusters.) Mom. She always knows what to do or say to prevent a crisis, and she deserves a special day. Unfortunately, Mom is… [ Keep reading ]

Register now for Seattle Storm basketball clinic with Sue Bird

Seattle Parks and Recreation will host a free basketball clinic with Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird from 10-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 18 at Jefferson Community Center. The clinic is open to all girls ages 6-12. Players of all skill levels are welcome. Bird will lead the group in technique… [ Keep reading ]