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Seward Park has reopened

As of 3:00 p.m. this afternoon, Seward Park in south Seattle has reopened to the public. Seattle Parks and Recreation crews have been working yesterday and today to remove fallen trees, limbs and hanging branches to make the walking paths and roads safe to the public. Over the weekend, unusually… [ Keep reading ]

AT&T and City of Seattle to host a mobile app ‘Hackathon’

Let the competition begin! Seattle Parks and Recreation, Seattle Department of Information Technology and AT&T are hosting a mobile app competition with a parks and recreation theme. The competition, or hackathon, will take place March 18-19 at Surf Incubator, located at 999 Third Avenue in downtown Seattle. The event is… [ Keep reading ]

Community invited to learn about Laurelhurst Tennis Court drainage improvement project

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to the Laurelhurst Community Club meeting on Monday, March 14, 2016 at the Laurelhurst Community Center, 4554 NE 41st St. Katie Bang, Seattle Parks and Recreation project manager, is on the agenda at 7:30 p.m. Seattle Parks and Recreation would like to thank… [ Keep reading ]

Community groups encouraged to partner with Seattle Parks and Recreation on facility expansions and improvements

Application letters due end of March 2016 Seattle Parks and Recreation encourages community groups to apply for funding from the Major Projects Challenge Fund. The Seattle Park District funding initiative will provide up to $1.6 million per year as a match to fund a significant improvement or expansion to an… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation completes voluntary radiological survey at Magnuson Park

A health and safety radiological survey completed by a consultant to Seattle Parks and Recreation and released on Monday, March 7 reveals no harmful levels at surveyed sites within Warren G. Magnuson Park. The survey results are posted here. The survey also confirmed that radiological materials used by the U.S…. [ Keep reading ]

2016 summer recreation employment opportunities

Seattle Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the Associated Recreation Council (ARC) and 37 citywide advisory councils, is now accepting applications for various summer programs. Temporary positions are available at 24 community centers, eight indoor swimming pools, two outdoor pools, two small craft centers, and many public beaches and wading… [ Keep reading ]

Spring Eggstravaganzas: Seattle Parks and Recreation offers free egg hunts throughout the city

Seattle Parks and Recreation will host free egg hunts at various locations throughout Seattle in March. See below for location details. NORTHEAST Mighty Mites “Egg” stravaganza What: Egg hunt, play equipment, bounce house and other fun activities. Ages: Five and under Location: Miller Community Center Time: 10 a.m. to noon,… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation 2019-2020 Scholarship Program

This is outdated info. Go to:Apply for 2022-2023 Seattle Parks Financial Aid Scholarship Thanks to the Seattle Park District, Seattle Parks and Recreation has scholarships available to individuals and families for our programs and activities. Scholarships are based on income and family size, and are available to anyone who qualifies,… [ Keep reading ]

Jimi Hendrix Park coming to life

Save the Date for the grand-opening celebration of Jimi Hendrix Park Saturday, August 27, 2016 The construction of Jimi Hendrix Park is nearing the final stretch. Seattle Parks and Recreation contracted with ERRG, Inc. to transform Jimi Hendrix Park in Seattle’s Central District into a celebratory space worthy of its… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]