Join us on Friday, June 28 from 5 to 8 pm. at the Northgate Community Center (10510 5th Ave. NE) to celebrate the 13th anniversary of the Northgate Community Center and Northgate Library complex. We’ll have music, BBQ, activity booths, games and more. This free event is open to all!
All Seattle Parks and Recreation community centers, pools, teen life centers and small craft centers will be closed on April 4 for an all-staff Recreation Division training. In addition, all Recreation programs will be canceled, and the Camp Long visitor center will be closed.
School Age Care programs (Before and After School), Preschool programs, and Community Learning Centers will run as usual at the centers and school facilities where they are normally held.
Most rentals will not be impacted but we suggest customers verify with the facility where their rental is held.
The snow has stopped and the sun is out – can it possibly be that spring is truly on the way?!
Don’t miss out – we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to get out into nature with your family and friends.
Bird walks, tide exploration, tots walks, writing in the wild – such a variety!
Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to an Open House for the Mount Baker Park Comfort Station and Beach Bathhouse renovation projects. Please join us on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Mount Baker Beach, 2301 Lake Washington Blvd.
This is an opportunity to meet the design team and learn about the proposed projects. SPR will install a new all-gender restroom facility for the play area and provide interior building improvements to the bathhouse. Both projects are designed to improve access and safety, as well as to meet the current standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Light snacks and children’s activities will be provided.
The Seattle Park District funds these major maintenance projects.
For more information, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/mount-baker-park-improvement-projects If you have questions about the project, or if you need an interpreter or accommodations please contact Libby Hudson at Libby.Hudson@seattle.gov or 206-256-5988.
The sixth annual Momentia Talent Share at Northgate Community Center is Sat., April 6, 2-4 pm. This special event celebrates the strengths and talents of people living with memory loss. It features art, music, poetry, dancing and door prizes. This free, family-friendly event is open to all who support a dementia-friendly community.
Free Tot Gym time available during Open House
Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to an Open House for Magnuson Community Center on Monday, April 1, 2019 from 5 to 8 p.m. Please join us at the community center, 7110 62nd Ave. NE to learn about and comment on improvements to the Magnuson Community Center. Residents and neighbors of Magnuson Park are especially encouraged to attend.
This project will build out the south wing of the community center to allow greater programming capacity. It will also make accessibility improvements to the parking, entry and lobby of the community center.
Seattle Parks and Recreation staff and the design team from Buffalo Design will be present to talk about the designs and answer questions.
During the Open House the gym will be open for free play time and snacks will be provided.
The project is funded by Real Estate Excise Taxes, King County Youth and Amateur Sports Grant and Washington State Department of Commerce.
For more information, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/magnuson-community-center-improvements If you have questions about the project, or if you need an interpreter or accommodations please contact Oliver Bazinet at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-386-1959.
On a blustery, cold winter day, the fences were removed from the newly constructed High Point play area.
High Point play area sits behind the High Point Community Center in West Seattle, next to the Walt Hundley Playfield.
A few facts about this park:
- The park sits at the highest point in Seattle (520 feet above sea level, and about 70 feet higher than Queen Anne or Capitol Hill).
- The playfield is named after Walt Hundley, who was the first African American Superintendent of Seattle Parks (from 1977 to 1988). Mr. Hundley helped acquire this site for the field and community center.
With a brand-new play area, this park has it all! The park includes a lit, synthetic turf field, which hosts neighborhood teams and regional soccer tournaments. It also features a baseball diamond as well as a walking loop, and the adjacent community center has programs for kids, seniors, teens, and adults.
The new play area was designed by Seattle Parks and Recreation’s very own landscape architect, Bronwen Carpenter. Bronwen has been with the department for the last few years as our in-house landscape architect, and High Point was the first project she designed on her own.
The new play area is almost five times the size of the old one and incorporates a tall climbing tower to give little adventurers an exceptional view of downtown Seattle. During the community meetings, we heard that folks would love swings, and we delivered.
The play area is colorful, whimsical, and encourages kids to climb, run, jump, and enjoy playing outdoors. There are multiple seating areas surrounding the site, and a beautiful northwest rain garden (the perfect spot to start a conversation about native plants and rain runoff).
Seattle Parks and Recreation has been renovating playgrounds across the city thanks to funding from the Seattle Park District! David Rodgers in Queen Anne, Lakeridge Park in Rainier Beach, E.C. Hughes in Delridge, Wallingford Playfield, and so many more are on their way. Learn more here.
An Opening Celebration for the new High Point play area is planned for Saturday, March 23 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. We hope to see you there!
We are excited to be a part of King County’s 1 Million Trees initiative!
Thanks to the efforts of cities, nonprofits, tribes, schools and residents, partners planted 705,840 trees in King County– well past the half-way mark to the goal of #1MillionTrees by 2020.
And, through the Green Seattle Partnership, Seattle Parks and Recreation planted more than 111,000 trees from 2015 to 2018!
The Green Seattle Partnership regularly installs over 100,000 plants each year as part of restoration projects across the city. In 2018, Seattle Parks staff, volunteers and contractors planted a record-breaking 43,000 trees alone!
Interested in helping us contribute to King County’s #1MilliontTrees Initiative? Volunteer for a restoration event with the Green Seattle Partnership–click here to find a volunteer event happening near you!
EarthKeepers Nature Camp (Carkeek Park) and NatureQuest Nature Camp (Camp Long) are recruiting for Junior Naturalists to join their respective team of environmental educators to help support outdoor nature programs. Each camp in looking for Junior Naturalists between the ages of 14-17 to support camp staff, gain environmental education skills, and share the love of nature with campers ages 6-12.
The Junior Naturalist is a volunteer position but will count towards high school community service hours. Many of Seattle Parks and Recreation’s current camp educators started as Junior Naturalist prior to their college experiences.
We are seeking Junior Naturalists who can commit to a minimum of two weeks and up to six weeks of camp. Interested applicants must be 14 by May 31, 2019.
Join the Friends of Discovery Park and J.A. Brennan Associates for a public meeting on Wednesday, March 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center to learn about alternative design options for the South Beach Trail-connecting the Loop Trail to West Point and South Beach at Discovery Park.