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Help restore heron habitat

Join Green Seattle Partnership from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, to help restore forested habitats for the Great Blue Heron and other wildlife in Commodore Park! Tools and gloves will be provided, but volunteers should dress in appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes. Volunteers will meet near the… [ Keep reading ]

April 2 PARK BUZZ: You haven’t been there unless you have a PIC to PROVE it

Send your photos to @seattleparks on Twitter for a chance to be featured on our blog! Visit our homepage and subscribe to Explore More, our twice-monthly newsletter, to learn about new things happening in our parks and community centers this month.

Celebrate April Pool’s Day and make summertime safer

Before you know it, we’ll be trading in April showers for blue skies and bathing suits. On Saturday, April 18, six of our pools are hosting FREE public swims. We’ll be teaching water and boating safety and will have fun activities for kids. Don’t miss this opportunity to teach your… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrate Earth Month with Seattle Parks

“I am green and it’ll do fine, it’s beautiful! And I think it’s what I want to be.”  – Kermit the Frog It’s not that easy being green, but it’s definitely worth it. This year marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, and we’re encouraging everyone to try their hand… [ Keep reading ]

Evans Pool to close for preventative maintenance, April 5-19

Evans Pool will be closed April 5-19 for preventative maintenance.  All pool staff will be relocated. Green Lake Community Center will remain open for regularly scheduled hours. Until Evans Pool reopens, we hope you will use nearby Ballard, Madison, Meadowbrook or Queen Anne Pool. Ballard Pool 1471 NW 67th St…. [ Keep reading ]

Vote for your favorite Seattle Parks’ project this Earth Month

One of 3 parks projects has the chance to receive $20,000! Through an initiative called “Parks Build Community,” one of three local parks and recreation projects will receive a $20,000 grant – and Seattleites get to choose which one. This Earth Month, the National Recreation and Park Association, Disney |… [ Keep reading ]

Matthews Beach Park closed to water access

Toxic algae scum spotted in Lake Washington  As a precaution, Seattle Parks and Recreation has temporarily closed access to the water at Matthews Beach Park in northeast Seattle. Toxic algae has been found in accumulated scum in Lake Washington along the shores of Matthews Beach, which is located at 49th… [ Keep reading ]

Parks to host Natural Areas/Greenbelt Mini-Summit April 4

Seattle Parks and Recreation will host a Natural Areas and Greenbelt Mini-Summit to talk to members of the public regarding the use of natural areas and greenbelts in Seattle. The summit will be held from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 4, at the Armory Loft at Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks accepting applications for scholarship funding for youth programs

Seattle Parks and Recreation is increasing access to scholarships for teen programs with $40,000 from the 2015 Hope for Youth Fund. INTRODUCTION $40,000 has been allocated for the 2015 Hope for Youth Fund to increase access to recreational and positive youth development activities by providing scholarships to youth and teens… [ Keep reading ]

Making parks enjoyable to people and wildlife through creative compromise

Seattle was recently named one of the top 10 cities for wildlife and we take that title seriously. Every day Seattle Parks and Recreation works at stewarding a healthy environment for people and nature. Recently our creative environmental stewardship efforts have led beavers to establish their habitat in Magnuson Park…. [ Keep reading ]