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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 ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation Water Conservation Efforts 

During this time when our city and residents are being asked to conserve water, we know that it’s particularly important for Seattle Parks and Recreation to do our part. Luckily, we’ve prepared for this! We have a water conservation management plan that dictates how we can conserve water depending on… [ Keep reading ]

Happy Halloween! (2023)

Get out your costumes, it’s time for trick-or-treating! Seattle Parks & Recreation is hosting a variety of Halloween activities all over town for tots, teens, in-betweens, and families. The fun starts the weekend of 10/20-22, and picks up again 10/27-31! Events listed in chronological order. PUMPKIN CARVING NORTHGATE CC ●… [ Keep reading ]

Dr. Blanche Lavizzo Play Area Renovation Begins

Play area closes Thursday, Sept 21 Construction of a new play area at Dr. Blanche Lavizzo Park will begin Thursday, September 21 and run through early November 2023. The play area will be closed during this time. Dr. Blanche Lavizzo Park is located in the Central District at 2050 S… [ Keep reading ]

Fall Recreation Roundup 2023

Autumn is here! To celebrate the turning of the seasons (and the leaves!), here’s a short list of special events and weekly seasonal fun. FALL SPECIAL EVENTS FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL MEADOWBROOK CC ● All AgesMeadowbrook Community Center is back to hosting our Annual Fall Harvest Festival! The event will feature… [ Keep reading ]

Magnolia Community Center Closes for Renovation  

Seattle Parks and Recreation(SPR) temporarily closed Magnolia Community Center on September 2, 2023 in preparation for the Magnolia Community Center Stabilization Project and in coordination with Seattle Public Schools Catherine Blaine K-8 Improvement project. Magnolia Community Center was identified in the 2016 Community Center Strategic plan for a major maintenance project focused… [ Keep reading ]

Meet Lincoln Park’s troll!

Lincoln Park in Seattle Gets a New Resident! Come meet Bruun Idun, newly residing at Lincoln Park! Thank you to artist Thomas Dambo and Seattle Parks and Recreation staff and volunteers who helped create this beauty from recycled materials! The Troll is part of the Northwest Trolls: Way of the… [ Keep reading ]

South Park Community Center programs temporarily move to Concord Elementary School

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) has worked with community partners to relocate some South Park Community Center services during the center’s stabilization closure through Spring 2025. Starting September 15, 2023, programming is moving to Concord International Elementary School, at 723 S. Concord St, Seattle, WA 98108. All programs will occur in… [ Keep reading ]

Recreation Roundup for Hispanic Heritage Month!

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15), we’d like to highlight some fantastic recreation programs which have ties to Latin American cultures. We thank neighbors south of the border for Zumba, Salsa, Bachata, Tango, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and even indoor soccer! TEAM SPORTS FUTSAL “Futsal” started in 1930 when Juan… [ Keep reading ]

Participate in the future of the Madrona Playground

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to provide input and participate in the future of the Madrona Playground Play Area. Please join us on Saturday, September 16 from 9 a.m. to noon at Madrona Playground, 3211 E. Spring Street. This is an opportunity to meet the design team… [ Keep reading ]