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Watch salmon run in Piper’s Creek, Nov. 7 – Dec. 6

Being able to watch a salmon run is an incredible benefit of living in the Pacific Northwest. November and early December is the time to experience Pacific salmon in an urban stream. In 1980, volunteers from Carkeek Watershed Community Action Project began a salmon enhancement project in Piper’s Creek in… [ Keep reading ]

Help restore urban forests on Green Seattle Day, Nov. 7

Last year 845 volunteers helped the Green Seattle Partnership plant nearly 5,000 plants in 21 parks across Seattle on Green Seattle Day, and this year, the organization is hoping to do even more. The Green Seattle Day planting party will kick off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7… [ Keep reading ]

Community invited to review design for Marra-Desimone Park

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites families, neighbors, and farmers to review the design for the future improvements at Marra-Desimone Park on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 from 5:45 – 7:45 p.m. at the South Park Community Center, 8319 8th Ave. S. Seattle Parks and Recreation would like to thank everyone who… [ Keep reading ]

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree makes special appearance in Lake Union Park on Nov. 7

For more than 50 years, a tree has graced the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol for the holiday season. The Chugach National Forest, in partnership with nonprofit Choose Outdoors, will bring this special tree from Alaska to Washington, D.C. for the 2015 season, involving more than 10 communities along… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle “Thrillers” invade Occidental Park

On Saturday, Oct. 24, people of all ages across the world performed Michael Jackson’s famous “Thriller” dance at the same time. The charitable event is called “Thrill the World,” and this year, Seattleites joined in on the fun in Occidental Park.

Seattle Parks and Recreation hosts fall festivities for Fido in Bell Street Park, Oct. 31

You may have outgrown trick-or-treating, but what about your four-legged friend? This Halloween, we’re celebrating a dog day in October and inviting all pooches to Bell Street Park for some festive fun. Join Seattle Parks and Recreation from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, for Bow Wow Bibbity Bobbity… [ Keep reading ]

Throwback Thursday: A glimpse into 1900-1910

Seattle Municipal Archives has an incredible photo collection of our city. In honor of one of our favorite hashtags (#ThrowbackThursday), we’ve decided to share a few park gems from the past. Enjoy!

Seattle Parks and Recreation staff honored for public service

Seattle Parks and Recreation staff pride themselves on giving excellent customer service and being admirable public servants. This year, the department received two awards and three honorable mentions from Seattle Management Association’s Excellence in Management Awards Program. The awards recognize the accomplishments and skills of public employees, and we are… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrate a Week Without Violence Oct. 16-23

Seattle Parks and Recreation Citywide Young Adults Program  invites youth and teens between the ages of 12 and 19 to participate in annual Week Without Violence Events. This year’s Week Without Violence will be celebrated October 16-23. This week gives youth a chance to express their feelings about violence in… [ Keep reading ]

Oct. 15 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.