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New Kinnear Park tree signs encourage environmental stewardship

Nestled in Lower Kinnear Park on the south slope of Queen Anne Hill stands one of the largest big leaf linden trees in Washington state. In the past year, the tree conserved enough energy to heat or cool a house for one week. It intercepted the equivalent of 13 people’s… [ Keep reading ]

Register now for Seattle Storm basketball clinic with Sue Bird

Seattle Parks and Recreation will host a free basketball clinic with Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird from 10-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 18 at Jefferson Community Center. The clinic is open to all girls ages 6-12. Players of all skill levels are welcome. Bird will lead the group in technique… [ Keep reading ]

There’s still time! Find an Earth Month event near you

At Seattle Parks and Recreation, we work toward improving the quality of life for Seattle residents every day. Because our parks and natural areas provide tremendous educational and recreational opportunities, it is vital to maintain them; but we can’t do it without your help. Volunteers play a crucial role in… [ Keep reading ]

Join in Carkeek Park’s 35th Annual Earth Day celebration

Join Seattle Parks and Recreation, Seattle Public Utilities, the Carkeek Park Advisory Council and the Carkeek Watershed Community Action Project for Carkeek Park’s 35th Annual Earth Day event from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 18. This inspiring day of service will include both one-time, day-of volunteer projects, such as a beach cleanup… [ Keep reading ]

Jefferson Park Golf Course opens new clubhouse and driving range

Grab your clubs rain or shine and head to Jefferson Park Golf Course because the new driving range opens April 11, and it’s ready to be broken in. Guided by the 2009 Golf Master Plan, the Jefferson Park Golf Course renovation is substantially complete and the new clubhouse and driving… [ Keep reading ]

Happy Volunteer Appreciation week from Seattle Parks

Sunday, April 12, is the beginning of Western Washington’s Volunteer Appreciation Week, and that means Seattle Parks and Recreation volunteers can put down their gardening gloves and coaching whistles and enjoy some freebies April 12-18! Volunteers play a crucial role in our neighborhood parks, community centers and recreation programs throughout the city… [ Keep reading ]

You choose: Which Seattle Parks’ project should receive a $20,000 grant?

A detailed look at the nominees TO VOTE: Visit  Last week we announced that three Seattle Parks and Recreation projects are nominated for a $20,000 grant through an initiative called Parks Build Community, and we’re asking the public to vote for the recipient. This Earth Month, the National Recreation… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]