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The Whispering Season

Written by Deborah Phare, Carkeek Park Steward Between the closed-fist grip of deep winter and the gentle touch of early spring resides another, much shorter, season. Gardeners are familiar with this brief time of year and respond to its arrival with hope and joy. Its duration is brief – sometimes… [ Keep reading ]

Magnuson Park Gallery Introduces H. Edwin Phillips

From now until March 12, the Magnuson Park Gallery is hosting Reflections of My Race, Reflections of My Life, the first solo exhibit of Seattle artist H. Edwin Phillips. Long a contributor to Seattle’s creative scene, Phillips waited until later in life before expressing his own thoughts and reflections… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation seeks names for two new parks in the Ballard and University District neighborhoods and three park sites along Thornton Creek

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the public to submit potential names for two new parks in the Ballard and University District neighborhoods and three park sites along Thornton Creek in north Seattle. Please submit suggestions for names to the Parks Naming Committee by March 31, 2016. Below are descriptions of… [ Keep reading ]

Boy Scouts sponsor Youth Outdoor Adventure Day at Camp Long on March 5

The Boy Scouts are sponsoring a Youth Outdoor Adventure Day at Camp Long! Information from the event page: “Shake off winter and visit Camp Long for a day of fun outdoor experiences! Camp Long is celebrating its 75th birthday, and what better way to celebrate than to put the camp… [ Keep reading ]

Madison Park Beach nominated for Best Urban Beach

Madison Park Beach has been nominated in the 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest for Best Urban Beach. With stunning views of Lake Washington, we agree that Madison Park Beach is something special. Now we need your support in making it number one! From now until March 14, the public is… [ Keep reading ]

Loyal Heights’ pancake breakfast

Come hungry for all-you-can-eat pancakes! On March 6 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., enjoy the warm company of friends and neighbors with a stack of pancakes, eggs, and sizzling sauge at the annual Loyal Hieghts Pancake Breakfast. This event is the community center’s major fundraiser. All proceeds go to… [ Keep reading ]

Japanese Garden opens March 6 with ‘First Viewing’

Join us at 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 6 as the Seattle Japanese Garden celebrates First Viewing, a re-opening event welcoming the general public inside the gates for the first time in 2016. First Viewing begins with the dramatic flair of a Shinto blessing, which is a formal ceremony that… [ Keep reading ]

Burke-Gilman Trail at NE 132nd St. closed due to slide

Seattle Parks and Recreation is working to clean up debris at the site of a landslide, which occurred today on a section of the Burke-Gilman Trail at 13200 Riviera Pl. NE. The trail is closed from NE 127th to NE 142nd and bicyclists are being detoured on to Riviera Pl…. [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation moves forward with spring 2016 Green Lake alum treatment

Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Friends of Green Lake invite the community to learn about the Green Lake alum treatment at a public meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at The Hearthstone, 6720 E. Green Lake Way N. At this meeting Seattle Parks and… [ Keep reading ]

Community invited to review design for Victory Heights Playground play area renovation

Seattle Parks and Recreation, in partnership with Victory Heights Cooperative Preschool and Victory Heights Community Council, invite the community to review the schematic design and provide input on play equipment for the renovation of Victory Heights Playground play area. The meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 will be held at… [ Keep reading ]