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Now hiring for summer jobs at Seattle Parks and Recreation

Summer is right around the corner! We are hiring staff to operate outdoor programs and facilities across our beaches, spray parks, wading pools, day camps, and ballfields. We need cashiers, camp counselors, boat ramp rangers, and recreation staff to implement a range of programs with youth and the public citywide! … [ Keep reading ]

Climate Ready Parks

By Todd Burley and Craig Chatburn Seattle has a large parks system, with nearly 500 parks spread over 6,400 acres. It includes saltwater coastlines, old growth forests, playfields, plazas, meadows, and more. With such a diverse and expansive system, making broad changes can take some time. So, Seattle Parks and… [ Keep reading ]

2023 Summer Schedule for Bicycle Weekends on Lake Washington Boulevard

Bicycle Weekends are back and will take place over the course of several weekends this summer, from Saturday morning to Sunday evening! On scheduled weekends from May to September, a portion of Lake Washington Boulevard will be closed to motorized vehicles from 10 a.m. Saturday to 6 p.m. Sunday. This… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Announces New Drowning Prevention and Youth Aquatics Initiative, Swim Seattle 

Today, Mayor Harrell together with Seattle Parks and Recreation, and recreation, child safety, and drowning-prevention partners, announced a new drowning-prevention and youth aquatics initiative, Swim Seattle. Swim Seattle is a new initiative that will combine the efforts of YMCA, Public Health—Seattle & King County, Associated Recreation Council, Washington State Parks,… [ Keep reading ]

Victor Steinbrueck Park Construction Update

On Sunday, April 23 the totem poles at Victor Steinbrueck Park will be temporarily removed as construction continues for the park renovation. The poles will be removed by a large crane positioned to the west of the park and moved to Fort Lawton for the duration of construction. The primary… [ Keep reading ]

Pathways Park Renovation Begins!

Park closure April 17 through early 2024 for construction Seattle Parks and Recreation(SPR) and contractor, Bayshore Construction, will be mobilizing at Pathways Park, 5201 Sand Point Way NE, on Monday, April 17 to begin construction for the community driven park renovation project. SPR and Bayshore Construction will work to minimize… [ Keep reading ]

Swim Seattle Pilot Kick-off April 22 with Mayor Harrell

Mayor Harrell, Seattle Parks and Recreation, and a host of community partners are excited to announce our first step to offering comprehensive, free swim lessons for Seattle children. Swim Seattle is an initiative promoting basic swimming and water safety skills. Youth of color are far more likely to die from… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites community to provide input on Licton Springs Comfort Station/Restroom location

Seattle Parks and Recreation(SPR) invites the community to review design layout options for the rebuild of the Licton Springs Park comfort station/restroom. Please join us online Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. Join the Zoom meeting at This online meeting is an opportunity for the community to review… Filed Under: Parkways

Spring Environmental Education Programs

Seattle Parks and Recreation offers nature and environmental education classes and programs to help community discover the native plants, birds, urban forests, low tide beaches and more across the city. These spring offerings are ready for sign-up now! Use the “register” links below. If you’re interested in meeting new people, learning… [ Keep reading ]

Summer Day Camps 2023

The 2023 summer camp brochure is now available! Browse a wide range of exciting activities for participants, from preschool and school age care camps, to nature camps, to camps for youth with disabilities. Outlined within are descriptions, dates, and locations of across Seattle. Registration instructions and methods are on page… [ Keep reading ]