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Celebrate improvements at Jackson Park Golf on June 27

New driving range and perimeter trail Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to the celebrate the improvements at Jackson Park Golf Course on Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join us for the ribbon-cutting event, golf activities, giveaways, trail walk and light refreshments. Jackson Park… [ Keep reading ]

Burke-Gilman nominated for Best Urban Trail

The 27-mile Burke-Gilman trail is one of the most heavily used pedestrian and bicycling trails in Seattle. You can hop on at Golden Gardens Park and follow it clear up to the Sammamish River Trail in Bothell. It promotes non-motorized, pollution-free commutes and provides scenic views for joggers and walkers…. [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks’ gardeners teach hands-on learning in Magnuson Park

Seattle Parks and Recreation believes that parks make excellent classrooms, and this June, we tested that theory with the help of 300 students. On June 9, 10 and 11, Seattle Parks Northeast District Gardeners led approximately 300 sixth graders from Eckstein Middle School on field trips throughout Magnuson Park. The… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation Fourth of July closures

Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed for Independence Day or on special holiday schedules. Some facilities may be open, but have limited operations. Please call in advance.

June 18 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.

Volunteers remove 5,000+ cigarette butts from Alki Beach

A cigarette butt is tossed on the beach. It’s not biodegradable. It can take up to 15 years to decompose. During that time it leaches cadmium, arsenic and other poisons into the earth. It may be ingested by a toddler, bird or fish. At Seattle Parks and Recreation, we’re trying… [ Keep reading ]

Put on your party hat, Seattle Parks is throwing a month-long bash

What’s your favorite thing to do in July? Eat popsicles? Take vacation? Stargaze? Celebrate National Park and Recreation Month?! There’s only one correct answer here, folks. The National Recreation and Park Association has hosted Park and Recreation Month since 1985, and this year, they’re asking people to celebrate it under… [ Keep reading ]

Take center stage: Make Music Seattle is happening June 21

They say all the world’s a stage, and this Sunday that statement rings true. On June 21, for the first time, Seattle will be joining more than 700 cities in a worldwide music celebration called Make Music. Make Music is a free festival held each year on the summer solstice… [ Keep reading ]

KIDS ‘N’ KEYBOARDS group piano program teaches songs, rhythm and technique

Pianist Paul Sklar has made a career of playing for professional dancers and theater audiences. And on Friday afternoons, Paul can be found at Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center playing with a much smaller crowd. Paul teaches Kids ‘n’ Keyboards at Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center for children ages 5-11 every quarter. The classes teach note reading, ensemble… [ Keep reading ]

Cal Anderson Park welcomes new ping pong table

Cal Anderson Park has been referred to as the Central Park of Capitol Hill. It’s equipped with athletic fields, play equipment, a giant fountain and wide open lawns for picnics. This summer, a new amenity has been added to the list. On Wednesday, June 3, the Cal Anderson Park Alliance… [ Keep reading ]