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Free Synthetic Athletic Field Drop-In Program

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is offering our Synthetic Athletic Field Winter Drop-In Program through Feb. 26. This program provides community members (households or groups of 5 and under) with the opportunity to drop-in for free at designated synthetic fields to play unscheduled games with their friends and family. Normally, field… [ Keep reading ]

Lake City Neighborhood Invited to Participate in Final Online Planning Meeting for the Lake City Floodplain Park  

Join us on Zoom December 14 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm!  Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR), Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), and Mid Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group are excited to invite the Lake City Neighborhood to participate in the third and final online, design phase workshop for the future Lake City… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks & Recreation Snow Impacts for Tuesday, November 29, 2022 

Due to the inclement weather, some Seattle Parks and Recreation programs and facilities are impacted today. Community Centers, teen life centers, and environmental learning centers are currently scheduled to be open normal hours to the public (based on staff capacity). Please check back here to get up-to-date information about any… [ Keep reading ]

The Giving Trees

by Todd Burley Shel Silverstein’s classic book The Giving Tree shows the enduring lesson of selfless love, as embodied by a tree. Trees provide so much – for humans, for other animals, for ecosystem health, and for the world overall. They provide clean air, clean water, habitat, food, shelter, shade,… [ Keep reading ]

Queen Anne Community Center Fall 2022 Activity Schedule

Here are the Fall scheduled activities, free and otherwise, at the Queen Anne Community Center at 1901 1st Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119. The Center’s general hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00p.m. Please call (206) 386-4240 if you have any questions. November 7 –December 30, 2022 Mon… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation 2022 Thanksgiving holiday closures

Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed for one or more days in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. These facilities and services are CLOSED on both Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25: Community centers, including registered and drop-in programming Teen life centers Environmental learning centers Indoor swimming… Filed Under: Parkways

Salmon Return to Pipers Creek! 

By Todd Burley and Giovannina Souers The rain has brought the return of salmon to Pipers Creek in Carkeek Park. One of three salmon-bearing streams in Seattle, Pipers Creek is a great place to see these anadromous fish complete their life journey and spawn in their home creek. Their usual… [ Keep reading ]

Victor Steinbrueck Park Closes for Improvements

Victor Steinbrueck Park will close December 2022 until fall 2023 during the Victor Steinbrueck Park Renovation project. Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) awarded Kassel & Associates, Inc. the construction contract for the project. This improvement and maintenance project provides public safety improvements that include better sightlines into the park, renovating… [ Keep reading ]

Help Shape Seattle Parks and Recreation’s 2024 Parks and Open Space Plan

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) encourages the community to participate in developing the 2024 Parks and Open Space Plan. The plan serves as an opportunity for SPR to align our acquisition and capital development program with the department’s strategic priorities. There are 2 ways to participate: Take this survey, or… [ Keep reading ]