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Five spots for beautiful sunsets

We don’t need to tell you that Kerry Park, Gas Works and Golden Gardens have some of the most beautiful sunset views. Your Instagram and Twitter accounts tell us you’re all over those sites. But have you discovered some of the City’s less-traveled hot spots for glimpses of rose and… [ Keep reading ]

Green Lake Small Craft Center offers Adventure Camp

This summer Seattle Parks and Recreation and Green Lake Small Craft Center are offering Green Lake Adventure Camp 2015 for ages 11-14. The center is located at 5900 W Green Lake Way N. The camp will be held from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, Aug. 3-14. Participants will learn canoeing, kayaking,… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation seeks input for Othello Park play area renovation

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites families, neighbors and friends of Othello Park to participate in workshops for the Othello Park play area renovation on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 from 10 a.m. to noon and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Both input workshops sessions will take place at Othello Park located… [ Keep reading ]

Help inform Seattle Parks’ website redesign!

Seattle Parks and Recreation is in the process of redesigning its website. Take this user test and help us better understand how people search for resources online: http://www.loop11.com/usability-test/27040/introduction/ The user test will close on July 31. Thanks for your participation!

Saving Place: Restoring the Demonstration Gardens at Carkeek Park

Written by Deborah Phare, Seattle Parks and Recreation Volunteer Public demonstration gardens begin with idealism, hope, and the best of intentions. In the mid-1990s, a small but ambitious project was undertaken in Carkeek Park, a 216-acre public park in north Seattle. With the help of many volunteers, a few Parks… [ Keep reading ]

Camp Long hosts free overnight campout

Camp Long and the National Wildlife Federation hosted a campout for High Point Seattle Housing Authority families last month. On Saturday, June 20, 67 people participated in a free overnight nature immersion experience. For the third year the Camp Long Environmental Learning Center partnered with the National Wildlife Federation (NWF)… [ Keep reading ]

Sound Steps participants end spring with 17,000 miles walked

Ninety-degree heat can’t stop dedicated fitness fanatics. Last month Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Sounds Steps spring training program concluded with two events, the Lake Union Loop and the Walk of champions. Dozens of participants completed the half marathon events under the sun. Sound Steps is one of Seattle Parks and… [ Keep reading ]

Community invited to celebrate expansion at Westcrest Park

Soccer, art, music and family fun Seattle Parks and Recreation is hosting a community celebration for the Westcrest Park expansion on Saturday, July 25, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The  ribbon cutting ceremony is at 11:15 a.m. The event offers music by Correo Aereo, youth soccer fun by… [ Keep reading ]

Superintendent Listening Tour

Dear Community Member, My name is Jesús Aguirre, and I am delighted to introduce myself as the Superintendent of Seattle Parks and Recreation. My family and I relocated to Seattle from Washington DC, and we are thrilled to make the Emerald City our new home. In Washington DC, I had the opportunity to serve the city through my work… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation improves Bergen Place landscaping

This summer, Seattle Parks and Recreation will provide landscape improvements at Bergen Place Park located in the heart of the Ballard on the triangular site between Leary Avenue, 22nd Avenue NW, and Market Street. The goal of the planting maintenance and renovation work is to increase visibility from Leary Avenue,… [ Keep reading ]