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Ballard Commons Park Reopening on March 11, 2023

Ballard Commons Park (5701 22nd Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107) will reopen to the public on March 11, 2023.   Seattle Parks and Recreation and Councilmember Strauss are excited to announce the reopening of Ballard Commons Park! In December 2021, Seattle Parks and Recreation closed Ballard Commons Park to undertake several… [ Keep reading ]

Experiential Education Theory Training at Camp Long

Join us at Camp Long on March 18, 19, and 25, or on April 10, 11, and 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for our Experiential Education Theory Training. Learn how to facilitate transformative experiences for your team, group, classroom, and more through Trust Building Initiatives, Processing and Reflecting… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation to Study Expansion of Off Leash Area System

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is set to launch an Off-Leash Area (OLA) study, which will be led by department subject matter experts. The study will look at 30 sites (see list below) across the city that may have the potential to become future OLAs. Staff will examine each site… [ Keep reading ]

Spring 2023 Classes and Activities

Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Spring 2023 program brochures are here! You’ll find all the in-person, drop in and virtual programs that are coming up soon in the catalogs below. Get out and celebrate the awakening from the long winter. Registration opens at noon on March 7, 2023. Ready to enroll in… [ Keep reading ]

Accessibility Improvement Construction at Laurelhurst Community Center begins July 2023

Seattle Parks and Recreation(SPR) will begin construction on accessibility improvements at the Laurelhurst Community Center in July 2023. The construction project will require both the community center and parking lot to close in July. The playground will remain open in the summer and close after Labor Day. This project provides… [ Keep reading ]

Spring Environmental Education Programs

This spring, Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Environmental Education Team is offering great outdoor programs for you and your family!  Explore some of Seattle’s largest parks during the day or at night with a Seattle Parks Naturalist.  The team is offering forest walks, low tide beach walks, pond explorations, and nightime… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Performing Arts Initiative

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is offering to waive fees for community individuals or groups to host performance-based art in select Seattle Parks. Performances can consist of an array of styles and include: theatrical, comedic, spoken word, Toastmasters, acoustical concert and more. This opportunity is open to new permittees that… [ Keep reading ]

A Year of Thriving – 2022 Environment Report

By Todd Burley What does it mean to thrive? A look at the dictionary will bring words like prosper, flourish, bloom, healthy, progressing, expanding, and going strong. As we reflect on 2022 and look toward 2023 in Seattle Parks and Recreation’s (SPR) environmental commitments and progress, we have built upon… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation closures for Presidents Day holiday.

Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed Monday, Feb. 20, 2023 in observance of Presidents Day. These facilities and services are CLOSED: These facilities are OPEN regular hours:

Seattle Parks and Recreation celebrates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Seattle Parks and Recreation hosted MLK Event Celebrations at Southwest Teen Life Center, Garfield Teen Life Center, Meadowbrook Teen Life Center, and South Park Community Center to honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Over 260 young people engaged in film screenings and discussions, guest speakers/performers, open… [ Keep reading ]