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Carkeek Park Night Hike, Beaver and Owl ProwlThurs. April 11 from 7pm-9pmBird Walk at Schmitz Preserve ParkSat. April 13 from 4pm-6pmCamp Long Night Hike and Owl ProwlThurs. April 25 from 7pm-9pmSpring Migration Bird and Wildlife Walk – Discovery ParkSat. May 4 from 4pm-6pmCarkeek Park Night Hike, Beaver and Owl ProwlThurs…. [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s Rainier Community Center Garden Wins the 2024 Toro Urban Park Innovation Award

$50K grant to support innovation in urban food systems and workforce development Washington, DC (March 12, 2024) – Today, the City Parks Alliance and The Toro Company, a leading global provider of solutions for the outdoor environment, announced that the Rainier Community Center’s new urban garden in Seattle is the… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation Requests Proposals for Seasonal Concessionaires in Parks

Seattle, WA—Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is seeking individuals and businesses to submit proposals to offers concessions in select city parks. The competitive process to award concessions permits will open to proposals January 13, 2023. Seattle Parks and Recreation is seeking proposals for both food concessions and non-food concessions. Permit… [ Keep reading ]

Rainier Beach Pool Temporary Closure Due to High Indoor Temperatures

Due to extreme indoor heat and humidity, Seattle Parks and Recreation closed Rainier Beach Community Center Pool Sunday afternoon, with the closure extending through today, June 28. High pool deck temperatures caused by the humidity and the fresh air system drawing in hot air created unsafe conditions inside. Typically, pool… [ Keep reading ]

New programming, drop-in access for Medgar Evers and Rainier Beach pools

Updated June 27, 2021: Temporary closure of Rainier Beach Pool – Due to unsafe, dangerous pool deck temperatures, Rainier Beach Community Center Pool must close for the rest of today – Sunday June 27 – and Monday June 28. Pool staff will be redeployed to beaches. The Rainier Beach Community Center cooling… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation opening both outdoor pools this summer

Updated 6/24/21Colman and “Pop” Mounger pools, the two outdoor swimming pools in the Seattle Parks and Recreation system, will open this summer from June 19 through September 6 at reduced capacity. For both, operational changes will be in place to ensure public and staff safety as we recover from the pandemic…. [ Keep reading ]

Reopening Activities for More Summer Fun Announced by Seattle Parks and Recreation

Outdoor pools, sprayparks, wading pools, beaches, meals for kids and more are scheduled Revised Wednesday, June 24, 2021 Summer is coming and boy, are we all ready for it! After a year of restrictions and uncertainty – not to mention a long winter – everyone is looking forward to reliable… [ Keep reading ]

Pilot re-opening for Rainier Beach Pool on April 19

Update 6/14/21:please see this post instead since pool offerings and procedures have changed. We’re excited to announce another pool re-opening to the public! Rainier Beach Pool will open for lap swimming and independent water fitness starting Monday, April 19. Hours are Mon//Tues/Thurs/Fri from 11:30am-6:30pm, Wednesdays from 2:30pm-6:30pm, and Sat/Sun from… [ Keep reading ]

16th Annual Green Lake Open Water Swim

CANCELED: The 2020 Green Lake Open Water Swim scheduled for Sunday, June 28, at Green Lake Park has been canceled. The event includes the ½-mile straight course and the 1-mile oval course. All participants receive a commemorative t-shirt and cap. There will be prizes for the top male and female… [ Keep reading ]

35th Annual Emerald City Open Water Swim

Saturday, August 17, 2019Andrews Bay, at Seward Park9:00 a.m. The Annual Emerald City Open Water Swim is drawing near! It’s the 35th year in which swimmers 10 to 110 years old participate in this popular event at Andrews Bay in Seward Park. The competetive swim includes half mile out-and-back and… [ Keep reading ]