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Work to update Green Lake Park’s Meridian outfall vault

Please pardon our dust! What?  Seattle Parks and Recreation, in cooperation with Seattle Public Utilities, is updating the outfall vault (the vault structure that lets water leave Green Lake and enter the stormwater system, located on the lake’s north side near Meridian Ave. N).  We will replace the vault lid… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation to host public meeting for Lake City Skatespot and Basketball Court improvements at Vigil Flaim Park

Seattle Parks and Recreation is hosting the final public design meeting for the new Lake City Skatespot at Virgil Flaim Park on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015 from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at the Lake City Branch Library located at 12501 28th Ave. NE. The community-initiated project is funded by… [ Keep reading ]

Superintendent hosts discussion with LGBT Commission

Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent Jesús Aguirre will host a series of community meetings throughout the summer and fall to share his vision for the future of the department and to learn more about the unique needs of each of the city’s diverse neighborhoods. Superintendent Aguirre will give a brief… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation staff speak at national conference

Seattle Parks and Recreation staff were excited to be invited to speak at this year’s National Recreation and Park Association annual conference. From equity in partnerships to tracking web analytics to engaging the LGBTQ community, Seattle Parks and Recreation has a variety of content experts that were able to share… [ Keep reading ]

Community invited to review initial designs for development of waterfront park on Portage Bay

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to learn about the new shoreline park in the University District and review initial design concepts at a public meeting on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  Please join Seattle Parks and Recreation and the design team of Walker Macy… [ Keep reading ]

A snapshot of 2015 summer programming accomplishments

Summer is nearly over, and we’re reflecting on all of the memories made and goals reached this season! In perhaps our busiest summer ever – due the long stretches of hot, sunny weather – we saw huge number of people at our summer programs, parks, pools and beaches. Take a… [ Keep reading ]

Community centers ready to serve 3,000 kids if strike continues into second week

SEATTLE (September 11, 2015) – Today Mayor Ed Murray announced that Seattle Parks and Recreation will offer drop-in activities for up to 3,000 kids at the City’s community centers in the event that the teachers’ strike continues during the week of Sept. 14. “This week, we have reached capacity at… [ Keep reading ]

National Day of Service volunteer opportunities available at Seattle Parks and Recreation

Seattle Parks and Recreation has a number of opportunities available to celebrate the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance Day. These opportunities range from weeding and mulching to picking up litter in parks. “We have had numerous requests from teachers to perform service tomorrow,” said Seattle Parks and… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation superintendent hosts open houses Sept. 22 and 26

Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent, Jesús Aguirre has been focused on getting to know Seattle, its parks and facilities, and the city’s neighborhoods and people since he started in June. Now one of his main priorities is to get to know you better – stakeholders, customers and residents. Jesús will be hosting two open houses at Van Asselt and Northgate community centers… [ Keep reading ]

Seniors admitted free to Seattle Japanese Garden on Respect for Elders Day

The Seattle Japanese Garden will celebrate Respect for Elders Day on Monday, Sept.14, 2015. In honor of this Japanese holiday, seniors age 65 and older will receive free admission to the garden from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Complimentary guided tours will be available starting at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m.,… [ Keep reading ]