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South Park Queer Pride Picnic

Seattle Parks and Recreation recently supported the sixth annual South Park Queer Pride Picnic, a community event for the LGBTQ community, friends and neighbors. The event featured live music, drag performances, activities for kids, and free food. The picnic kicked off with a variety of lively drag performances, including a… [ Keep reading ]

Scholarships provide access to programs and activities

Thanks to the Seattle Park District, Seattle Parks and Recreation is distributing $400,000 worth of scholarships to individuals and families for our programs and activities. We recently heard from a community center user about the impact of the scholarship program: “I am a mother of four children living in a single income… [ Keep reading ]

Night crew helps keep facilities open for public use during the day

Thanks to funding from the Seattle Park District, we’ve added a Night Maintenance Team, which works on a variety of repairs, upgrades, and other preventive maintenance to better preserve our facilities. And because this team works at night, facilities such as our pools and community centers don’t have to be… [ Keep reading ]

Community centers get deep cleaning

No one likes to gather, workout, and play in uninviting spaces. That’s why we are thrilled our Enhanced Cleaning Team, funded by the Seattle Park District, is making our community centers and facilities shine! This new team is providing deep cleaning and preventive facility maintenance, including high dusting, pressure washing, cleaning… [ Keep reading ]

Kids get creative at Ballard Commons Park with free art lessons

On June 3, local artist Blanca Santander held her first “Park in the Heart” kids craft table in Ballard Commons Park. With temperatures in the 80s, the park was full of children and families playing in the popular spraypark. The craft table offered a great place for kids to take a break… [ Keep reading ]

Working to restore our urban forest

Awe-inspiring forests are part of the heritage and appeal of our city. They make our lives better by providing places to play, rest and contemplate. Half of Seattle’s city parkland consists of forested natural areas. Helping to care for Seattle’s urban forest is the Green Seattle Partnership (GSP). The GSP is… [ Keep reading ]

“Put the Arts in Parks” kicks off with cultural performances at local parks

May 28 marked the kickoff of an exciting summer of events through the new Put the Arts in Parks program. Made possible by the Seattle Park District and in partnership with the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, this program is funding 39 outdoor arts and culture projects in parks… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation 2019-2020 Scholarship Program

This is outdated info. Go to:Apply for 2022-2023 Seattle Parks Financial Aid Scholarship Thanks to the Seattle Park District, Seattle Parks and Recreation has scholarships available to individuals and families for our programs and activities. Scholarships are based on income and family size, and are available to anyone who qualifies,… [ Keep reading ]