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Memorial Day Closures for Seattle Parks and Recreation

Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed Monday, May 29, 2023 in observance of Memorial Day. These facilities and services are CLOSED: These facilities are OPEN on regular schedules:

Seattle Parks and Recreation 2023 Summer Pool, Spraypark, and Beach Hours

Whether you like to lap swim, dunk, dog-paddle or wade, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) has dozens of ways to hit the water this summer in the pool or at the beach! Although SPR is still in the midst of a national lifeguard shortage facing many park agencies, the following… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation Hiring Seasonal Staff for Summer 2023 

More than 200 positions available for recreation, aquatics, and summer camp roles.  Seattle Parks and Recreation is hiring seasonal and permanent employees to support a variety of recreation, aquatics, and camp programs this summer season. Each summer, Seattle Parks and Recreation recruits staff to join our team and provide safe… [ Keep reading ]

Apply for the 2023 Hope for Youth Fund

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites youth sports organizations to apply for our 2023 Hope for Youth Fund. Applications are due by Wednesday, May 31, 2023. SPR’s Hope for Youth fund is meant to increase access to athletic, recreational, and positive youth development activities. Hope for Youth’s primary purpose is… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation Updates 2024 Parks and Open Space Plan

Community Encouraged to Participate Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to participate in the development of the 2024 Parks and Open Space Plan. Please join us at a virtual open house on May 18 or in person at a workshop being held at one of the six SPR Community… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation replaces fencing around towers in Gas Works Park

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) contracted with All City Fence Company to repair, replace and enhance the existing fence and gates around the Cracking Towers at the historic landmarked Gas Work Park. The purpose of this work is to make it much more difficult to cut and/or climb the fence… [ Keep reading ]

Now hiring for summer jobs at Seattle Parks and Recreation

Summer is right around the corner! We are hiring staff to operate outdoor programs and facilities across our beaches, spray parks, wading pools, day camps, and ballfields. We need cashiers, camp counselors, boat ramp rangers, and recreation staff to implement a range of programs with youth and the public citywide! … [ Keep reading ]

Climate Ready Parks

By Todd Burley and Craig Chatburn Seattle has a large parks system, with nearly 500 parks spread over 6,400 acres. It includes saltwater coastlines, old growth forests, playfields, plazas, meadows, and more. With such a diverse and expansive system, making broad changes can take some time. So, Seattle Parks and… [ Keep reading ]

2023 Summer Schedule for Bicycle Weekends on Lake Washington Boulevard

Bicycle Weekends are back and will take place over the course of several weekends this summer, from Saturday morning to Sunday evening! On scheduled weekends from May to September, a portion of Lake Washington Boulevard will be closed to motorized vehicles from 10 a.m. Saturday to 6 p.m. Sunday. This… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Announces New Drowning Prevention and Youth Aquatics Initiative, Swim Seattle 

Today, Mayor Harrell together with Seattle Parks and Recreation, and recreation, child safety, and drowning-prevention partners, announced a new drowning-prevention and youth aquatics initiative, Swim Seattle. Swim Seattle is a new initiative that will combine the efforts of YMCA, Public Health—Seattle & King County, Associated Recreation Council, Washington State Parks,… [ Keep reading ]