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Seattle Parks and Recreation remembers Sam Smith

In September 1998, the central portion of the I-90 lid was renamed Sam Smith Park to honor Seattle’s first African American City Councilmember. In the course of a political career that spanned 34 years, Sam Smith served five terms in the Washington State Legislature (the second black member) and five… [ Keep reading ]

Parks hosts final meeting on Highland Park play area project

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to the third and final meeting for the Highland Park play area renovation project on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at Highland Park Elementary School, 1012 SW Trenton St. At this meeting, the community will review the proposed design… [ Keep reading ]

FEB. 19 PARK 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.

Seattle Parks and Recreation remembers Powell Barnett

The 4.4-acre park that lies between East Alder and East Jefferson streets was named for civil rights activist and community leader Powell Barnett in 1969. Barnett’s father, an ex-slave, was recruited to work in the coal mines in Roslyn, Washington in 1889. Barnett worked in the mines as a young… [ Keep reading ]

Teen Recreation Leader Jean Lee receives 2014 John C. Little, Sr. Spirit Award

At the Feb. 12 Board of Park Commissioners meeting, the 2014 John C. Little, Sr. Spirit Award was presented to Seattle Parks and Recreation employee Jean Lee for her steadfast commitment to improving the lives of young people in the community. John C. Little, Sr. served the community as a… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Murray Nominates Jesús Aguirre as new Parks Superintendent

Mayor Ed Murray has nominated former Washington, DC Parks and Recreation chief Jesús Aguirre to be the new Superintendent at Seattle Parks and Recreation. Read more on the Mayor’s Blog.

Japanese Garden opens March 1 with ‘First Viewing’

Join us at 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 1 as the Seattle Japanese Garden celebrates First Viewing, a re-opening event welcoming the general public inside the gates for the first time in 2015. First Viewing begins with the dramatic flair of a Shinto blessing. The Shinto blessing is a formal ceremony that has been conducted in… [ Keep reading ]

Happy Valentine’s Day from Seattle Parks and Recreation

Valentine’s Day means different things to different people. It can mean pampering your spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, kids, friends or fiancé. It can mean expensive dinners, chocolates or roses. To Seattle Parks and Recreation, Valentine’s Day means showing love to our vibrant Seattle communities.  It also mean carbs, caffeine and free… [ Keep reading ]

FEB. 5 PARK 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.

Seattle Parks offers opportunities for seasonal food trucks, activities and concessions

Seattle Parks and Recreation is seeking seasonal partners to operate food services, activities and group fitness classes in various park locations throughout the city of Seattle. Locations vary with sites appropriate for carts, food trucks and other self-contained service businesses. To apply, submit a proposal to Seattle Parks on or… [ Keep reading ]