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MARCH 19 PARKS BUZZ: You haven’t been there unless you have a PIC to PROVE it

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Spring break staycationing with Seattle Parks and Recreation

Ah, spring break. You’re picturing yourself on a beach in Mexico. Or hiking in the Grand Canyon. You’re looking at airline and hotel prices and…wait. You’re not going anywhere. Perhaps you can’t afford to go out of town for spring break or maybe you can’t escape the 8-5. Don’t you… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation begins Park District implementation

On Aug. 5, 2014, voters in the City of Seattle approved Proposition 1, which created the Seattle Park District. Property taxes collected by the Seattle Park District will provide funding for City parks and recreation including maintaining parklands and facilities, operating community centers and recreation programs, and developing new… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor recognizes Citywide Youth Basketball champions

Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Youth Athletics Unit held the first event of the Citywide Youth Basketball Championships on Sunday, March 15, at Rainier Community Center. These championship events are a culmination of the 10-week basketball program involving approximately 400 volunteer coaches and more than 4,000 youth ages 10-17. Mayor Ed… [ Keep reading ]

Volunteers needed for spring egg hunt

Volunteers are needed for the Cal Anderson Park 2015 Spring Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4! We’re looking for people to help with face painting, to hide candy, to supervise the park, to monitor children in the hunt area, to clean up after the event and to hand out prizes. Volunteers need to… [ Keep reading ]

Spring plants and expert advice at Kubota Garden’s plant sale

The Kubota Garden Foundation will host its annual spring plant sale from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 2 at the Kubota Garden Nursery. There will be beautiful and high quality plants for sale at extremely competitive prices. The selection will include perennials, annuals, grasses and both deciduous… [ Keep reading ]

Discounted drop-in swims and fitness sessions now available

Doggy paddle, breaststroke, butterfly, backstroke. We think it’s important to master one or two of these when you live in a city nearly surrounded by water, so this year, we’re making our swimming pools more accessible. New in 2015, individuals that qualify for Seattle Parks and Recreation program scholarships or reduced fees… [ Keep reading ]

Your Seattle Parks Spring Bucket List

Robin Williams once said, “Spring is nature’s way of saying ‘Let’s party!’” In our fair city, spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Come out of hibernation, Seattleites.’” It’s getting lighter in the mornings! The sun doesn’t set at 4:30 p.m. anymore! There are leaves and FLOWERS on the trees! No… [ Keep reading ]

Coach your kids!

South Park and High Point Community Centers are looking for volunteer soccer coaches to start a brand new soccer league in their neighborhoods. Coaches will be teaching soccer skills to 5-7 and 8-10 year olds on either Monday or Wednesday afternoon/evenings. If there is enough interest, games will be on… [ Keep reading ]

Kids’ Carpentry turns students’ imagination into toys

On Saturday afternoons, kids at Magnolia Community Center aren’t playing with toys; they’re learning how to build them. This winter, Instructor Loren Kite is teaching his Kids’ Carpentry class in Seattle Parks and Recreation  community centers for the first time. Kids’ Carpentry is a hands-on toy-building class designed to teach… [ Keep reading ]