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Dancing til Dusk 2023 Summer Schedule

Grab your friends, kids, neighbors or significant other and get ready for our annual Dancing ‘til Dusk events. Seattle Parks and Recreation and partners will be featuring 14 glorious nights of FREE dancing outdoors in Downtown Parks starting in July (see full schedule below). The first hour is a beginning… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation Seeks a Consultant to Explore Alternative Management and/or Governance Models for Magnuson Park

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is seeking a consultant to assist with exploring and assessing management and operational structures, revenue generation potential and/or other governance options for Warren G. Magnuson Park.  SPR acquired Magnuson Park approximately 25 years ago and has achieved multiple benchmarks since then under the current operational model…. [ Keep reading ]

Bee on the Lookout

Spring has arrived in Seattle and flowers are in bloom to welcome pollinators throughout our parks system. And Seattle Parks and Recreation is expanding areas where these beneficial insects and birds can find the food and shelter they need to thrive. At Golden Gardens Park, gardeners installed a new pollinator… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation Summer 2023 Hours at Golden Gardens and Alki Beach for summer 2023 

Seattle Parks and Recreation will enact a second phase pilot shortening the hours at Golden Gardens and Alki Beach during the 2023 summer months from 4 A.M.-10:30 P.M. from May 26-September 4. And a return to 4 A.M. – 11:30 P.M after September 4. The shortened hours will assist in… [ Keep reading ]

Memorial Day Closures for Seattle Parks and Recreation

Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed Monday, May 29, 2023 in observance of Memorial Day. These facilities and services are CLOSED: These facilities are OPEN on regular schedules:

Seattle Parks and Recreation 2023 Summer Pool, Spraypark, and Beach Hours

Whether you like to lap swim, dunk, dog-paddle or wade, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) has dozens of ways to hit the water this summer in the pool or at the beach! Although SPR is still in the midst of a national lifeguard shortage facing many park agencies, the following… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation Hiring Seasonal Staff for Summer 2023 

More than 200 positions available for recreation, aquatics, and summer camp roles.  Seattle Parks and Recreation is hiring seasonal and permanent employees to support a variety of recreation, aquatics, and camp programs this summer season. Each summer, Seattle Parks and Recreation recruits staff to join our team and provide safe… [ Keep reading ]

Apply for the 2023 Hope for Youth Fund

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites youth sports organizations to apply for our 2023 Hope for Youth Fund. Applications are due by Wednesday, May 31, 2023. SPR’s Hope for Youth fund is meant to increase access to athletic, recreational, and positive youth development activities. Hope for Youth’s primary purpose is… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation Updates 2024 Parks and Open Space Plan

Community Encouraged to Participate Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to participate in the development of the 2024 Parks and Open Space Plan. Please join us at a virtual open house on May 18 or in person at a workshop being held at one of the six SPR Community… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation replaces fencing around towers in Gas Works Park

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) contracted with All City Fence Company to repair, replace and enhance the existing fence and gates around the Cracking Towers at the historic landmarked Gas Work Park. The purpose of this work is to make it much more difficult to cut and/or climb the fence… [ Keep reading ]