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Discounted drop-in swims and fitness sessions now available

Doggy paddle, breaststroke, butterfly, backstroke. We think it’s important to master one or two of these when you live in a city nearly surrounded by water, so this year, we’re making our swimming pools more accessible. New in 2015, individuals that qualify for Seattle Parks and Recreation program scholarships or reduced fees… [ Keep reading ]

Your Seattle Parks Spring Bucket List

Robin Williams once said, “Spring is nature’s way of saying ‘Let’s party!’” In our fair city, spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Come out of hibernation, Seattleites.’” It’s getting lighter in the mornings! The sun doesn’t set at 4:30 p.m. anymore! There are leaves and FLOWERS on the trees! No… [ Keep reading ]

Coach your kids!

South Park and High Point Community Centers are looking for volunteer soccer coaches to start a brand new soccer league in their neighborhoods. Coaches will be teaching soccer skills to 5-7 and 8-10 year olds on either Monday or Wednesday afternoon/evenings. If there is enough interest, games will be on… [ Keep reading ]

Kids’ Carpentry turns students’ imagination into toys

On Saturday afternoons, kids at Magnolia Community Center aren’t playing with toys; they’re learning how to build them. This winter, Instructor Loren Kite is teaching his Kids’ Carpentry class in Seattle Parks and Recreation  community centers for the first time. Kids’ Carpentry is a hands-on toy-building class designed to teach… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle named sixth friendliest city for wildlife

Just ask the beavers at Golden Gardens. They’ll tell you. Or consult the barn owls in Magnuson Park. They know. But now it’s really official, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) has just announced that Seattle is the sixth friendliest city in that nation for wildlife. To kick off the… [ Keep reading ]

Kubota Garden hosts weekly work parties

Adopt a park! Every Tuesday, Kubota Garden hosts volunteer work parties. The breathtaking landscape of the garden is reason enough to attend, but we hear free sweets and caffeine are involved too. Work parties start at 9:30 a.m. at the Staff Maintenance Office (the brown building south of the parking… [ Keep reading ]

Park Board to hold hearing on Cheasty Mountain Bike/Pedestrian Trail Project on April 9

The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the Cheasty Mountain Bike/Pedestrian Trail Pilot Project at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 9, 2015, at Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S. About the Pilot Project: The Board of Park Commissioners discussed and deliberated on the Friends of… [ Keep reading ]

MARCH 5 PARKS BUZZ: You haven’t been there unless you have a PIC to PROVE it

Send your photos to @seattleparks on Twitter for a chance to be featured on our blog! Visit our homepage and subscribe to Explore More, our twice-monthly newsletter, to learn about new things happening in our parks and community centers this month.

Where to find breathtaking blooms across the city

Spring has come early to Seattle. The sun has been shining. Birds have been chirping. And Twitter is chock-full of flower photos. After a dark winter, nothing lifts the spirit like a bed full of seasonal blooms. We asked some of our senior gardeners for the best places to spot… [ Keep reading ]

The hunt is on: Search for eggs with Seattle Parks

It’s nearly spring, which means eggs hunts are almost here! Find an event near you. NORTHEAST Spring Egg Hunt What: Hunt for treats and treasures Location: Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center Ages: 11 and under Time: 10 a.m. sharp, April 4 Spring Egg Hunt What: Hunt for treats and treasures Location: Meadowbrook… [ Keep reading ]