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Your 2016 Seattle Parks and Recreation Winter Bucket List

For many of us, winters in Seattle are just something we have to get through – three months of cold and rain before the sun decides to break through in March. But treating the season like a chore is waste. There are dozens of opportunities to make memories and learn… [ Keep reading ]

14th annual Polar Bear Plunge set for Jan. 1 at Matthews Beach

Start off the New Year with a splash! Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Meadowbrook Community Center Advisory Council are co-sponsoring the 14th annual Polar Bear Plunge at noon on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2016 at Matthews Beach, 9300 51st Ave. NE. Registration begins at 10 a.m., and the plunge starts… [ Keep reading ]

Pathway of Lights returns to Green Lake on Saturday, Dec. 12

Volunteers needed! Seattle Parks and Recreation presents the Pathway of Lights at Green Lake on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., rain or shine. Join thousands of families, friends and neighbors for this beloved Seattle tradition. Travel the 2.8-mile path around the lake, taking in the warm… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrate the season with Seattle Parks and Recreation

The holiday season seems to sneak up on us and then it’s over before we know it. There are so many activities and things to be done; it can be hard to keep track of them all. We’ve created a one-stop guide to all of our festive happenings. Find gingerbread… [ Keep reading ]

Pathway of Lights glows across generations

The city is dark. The air is cold. But Green Lake Park is aglow. Since the 1980s, on the second Saturday of December, neighbors, families and tourists have celebrated the Pathway of Lights. The idea was brought to Green Lake Community Center by a woman who was inspired after seeing… [ Keep reading ]

Give thanks with Seattle Parks and Recreation

November is upon us, and in the spirit of Thanksgiving, we’re reflecting on all of the things we’re thankful for this year. We work in a diverse city with lush forests, sandy beaches, endless hiking trails, swimming holes, recreational opportunities and vibrant communities. We were able to fund new programs… [ Keep reading ]

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree makes special appearance in Lake Union Park on Nov. 7

For more than 50 years, a tree has graced the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol for the holiday season. The Chugach National Forest, in partnership with nonprofit Choose Outdoors, will bring this special tree from Alaska to Washington, D.C. for the 2015 season, involving more than 10 communities along… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle “Thrillers” invade Occidental Park

On Saturday, Oct. 24, people of all ages across the world performed Michael Jackson’s famous “Thriller” dance at the same time. The charitable event is called “Thrill the World,” and this year, Seattleites joined in on the fun in Occidental Park.

Seattle Parks and Recreation hosts fall festivities for Fido in Bell Street Park, Oct. 31

You may have outgrown trick-or-treating, but what about your four-legged friend? This Halloween, we’re celebrating a dog day in October and inviting all pooches to Bell Street Park for some festive fun. Join Seattle Parks and Recreation from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, for Bow Wow Bibbity Bobbity… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrate a Week Without Violence Oct. 16-23

Seattle Parks and Recreation Citywide Young Adults Program  invites youth and teens between the ages of 12 and 19 to participate in annual Week Without Violence Events. This year’s Week Without Violence will be celebrated October 16-23. This week gives youth a chance to express their feelings about violence in… [ Keep reading ]