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Seattle Parks and Recreation Request for Proposal Announcement for Management and Operation of Cascade People’s Center in Cascade Park 

Seattle – Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) seeks proposals for the management and operation of public recreation, arts and cultural or environmental programming at the Cascade People’s Center in Cascade Park. (309 Pontius Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109). Applicant proposals will show they will offer community activities, programs, and… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor’s Proposed 2023-24 SPR Budget

Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell is releasing the 2023-24 Proposed Budget. This budget reflects Mayor Harrell’s continued commitment to bold action on the priorities of our communities – investing to address urgent needs and emphasizing the essentials as we build One Seattle. Mayor Harrell’s proposal invests in creating safe, healthy, and… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Unveils Park District Budget Proposal to Keep Parks Clean, Open, and Accessible to All

Proposal focuses on essential maintenance while also taking important steps to improve safety, combat climate change, support youth, and advance equity Plan would reestablish Park Ranger program, plant and maintain thousands of trees, keep public restrooms operational, and open new and improved parks and community centers Seattle – Reflecting his… [ Keep reading ]

New Seattle Park District 2015-2020 report details Park District accomplishments

An overnight facility maintenance crew. Innovative community-informed recreation programs. Extraordinary emergency responses during the COVID-19 pandemic. These are just a few of the accomplishments funded over the first six years of the Seattle Park District. Seattle voters approved the Park District in August 2014, agreeing to collect and spend property… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation to further delay Park District planning given ongoing COVID-19 crisis response

Delay will allow for additional community outreach and understanding of changing community needs due to the pandemic and recovery efforts In March of 2020, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) decided to delay the Park District planning process by at least one year. Considering the ongoing uncertainty associated with the trajectory… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Park District 2019 Annual Report: Your Tax Dollars at Work

The activities and improvements funded by the Seattle Park District in 2019 were plentiful and multi-faceted, including improving community center services; restoring our urban forest; working with partners to activate and enliven downtown parks; improving off-leash areas; and working with partners to provide culturally relevant programming to people of color, LGBTQIA,… [ Keep reading ]

Proposed 2021 Budget

Today, Mayor Jenny Durkan is releasing her 2021 Proposed Budget. This budget comes during a series of challenges for the City. A global pandemic, an economic recession, a civil rights reckoning, climate related wildfires, and failing infrastructure in our City have all combined to make this budget unlike any other… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation reduces 2020 investments in capital projects, temporary staffing, and administrative supports

As the City moves to reopening and rebuilding, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) must turn our attention to addressing the impacts of the COVID-19 on both the city’s budget as well as SPR’s budget. The City is also looking across all city departments and city services to reallocate General Fund… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation canceling Seattle Park District Meetings

Phone and online meeting options will be offered at a future date As many of you have heard, Public Health – Seattle & King County has recently released guidance that the public should refrain from non-essential large gatherings. As a result of this guidance, we are evaluating our planned events… [ Keep reading ]

Join us in discussing the Seattle Park District

Seattle Parks and Recreation is busy developing a financial plan to further our vision of supporting Healthy People, a Healthy Environment, and Strong Communities, which includes building up community, sustaining parks, and bringing affordable and supportive recreation opportunities across our city. In 2014, Seattle voters approved the Seattle Park District…. [ Keep reading ]