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Seattle named sixth friendliest city for wildlife

Just ask the beavers at Golden Gardens. They’ll tell you. Or consult the barn owls in Magnuson Park. They know. But now it’s really official, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) has just announced that Seattle is the sixth friendliest city in that nation for wildlife. To kick off the… [ Keep reading ]

Kubota Garden hosts weekly work parties

Adopt a park! Every Tuesday, Kubota Garden hosts volunteer work parties. The breathtaking landscape of the garden is reason enough to attend, but we hear free sweets and caffeine are involved too. Work parties start at 9:30 a.m. at the Staff Maintenance Office (the brown building south of the parking… [ Keep reading ]

Park Board to hold hearing on Cheasty Mountain Bike/Pedestrian Trail Project on April 9

The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the Cheasty Mountain Bike/Pedestrian Trail Pilot Project at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 9, 2015, at Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S. About the Pilot Project: The Board of Park Commissioners discussed and deliberated on the Friends of… [ Keep reading ]

MARCH 5 PARKS 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.

Where to find breathtaking blooms across the city

Spring has come early to Seattle. The sun has been shining. Birds have been chirping. And Twitter is chock-full of flower photos. After a dark winter, nothing lifts the spirit like a bed full of seasonal blooms. We asked some of our senior gardeners for the best places to spot… [ Keep reading ]

The hunt is on: Search for eggs with Seattle Parks

It’s nearly spring, which means eggs hunts are almost here! Find an event near you. NORTHEAST Spring Egg Hunt What: Hunt for treats and treasures Location: Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center Ages: 11 and under Time: 10 a.m. sharp, April 4 Spring Egg Hunt What: Hunt for treats and treasures Location: Meadowbrook… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks Mock Trial team heads to championships

The Jefferson Community Center Mock Trial team is headed to the state championship competition March 27-29 in Olympia! In a series of events between Feb. 26 and March 2, the team competed against 17 other teams for a spot in the finals. The top eight teams advanced. The teens have… [ Keep reading ]

Little Sharks win big at Special Olympics two years in a row

During the last weekend in February, the Seattle Parks Little Sharks basketball team competed in the Special Olympics Washington Winter Games in Wenatchee. The Sharks took home fourth place ribbons and had a great time representing Seattle Parks and Recreation at the opening ceremonies, during the competition, and at the Victory… [ Keep reading ]

Daddy Daughter Dinner tickets are available now

Tickets are still available for the 23rd annual Daddy Daughter Dinner from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at Ballard Community Center. This year’s theme is Awesome ‘80s. Join us for a rad night of neon fun, good grub and totally rockin’ out. Bust out your acid-washed jeans, mix and match… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation remembers Sam Smith

In September 1998, the central portion of the I-90 lid was renamed Sam Smith Park to honor Seattle’s first African American City Councilmember. In the course of a political career that spanned 34 years, Sam Smith served five terms in the Washington State Legislature (the second black member) and five… [ Keep reading ]