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June 11, 2015 Board of Park Commissioners meeting canceled; presentation and public hearing to be held on June 25

The Board of Park Commissioners canceled the June 11 meeting. They will host a public hearing on Thursday, June 25, to take comments on Supplemental Use Guidelines for Greenbelts and Natural Areas. The public hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Kenneth R. Bounds Board Room at Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

An evening of elegance: Seattle Parks and Recreation invites community to Garden Party at the Japanese Garden

The Garden Party is the premier event of the season at the Seattle Japanese Garden, and tickets are on sale now. From 6-8:30 p.m. on Friday, July 24, the Japanese Garden will serve as a backdrop for an elegant Japanese dinner served with fine wine and sake. The event is… [ Keep reading ]

Performing arts program supports LGBTQ youth of color on June 10

Seattle Parks and Recreation in partnership with the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute invite the community to the “Bearing Witness” showcase featuring performances by LGBTQ youth of Color and their friends, on Wednesday, June 10 at 7 p.m., (doors open at 6:45 p.m.). Langston Hughes Performing Art Institute is located… [ Keep reading ]

Magnuson Park Advisory Council hosts community visioning workshop for future of Building 2

The Magnuson Park Advisory Council invites the community to a visioning workshop for Building 2 in Warren G. Magnuson Park from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, June 6. Join the advisory council for a lively day of community interaction around a historically significant building in Magnuson Park. Registered attendees will receive… [ Keep reading ]

Project to build bike/pedestrian trail in SE Seattle moving forward

Seattle Parks and Recreation is moving forward with a plan to design and build the Cheasty Mountain Bike and Pedestrian Trail Pilot Project in the Cheasty Greenspace in southeast Seattle. Last Thursday, May 28, the Seattle Park Board of Commissioners voted to move forward with the proposed trail project. In… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks’ ‘Big Day of Play’ returns June 28

Research shows adults can improve brain function, relieve stress and improve their connection to others by taking part in active play. But, with busy lives being what they are, few people make time for it. Luckily, Seattle Parks and Recreation has dedicated a whole day to play, and the whole… [ Keep reading ]

Your go-to guide for a Happy Father’s Day

Sunday, June 21, is the first day of summer! You’ve got your sandals on without socks. You’ve got sunglasses perched atop your head. You’ve got a list of outdoor movies, concerts and events to fill up the next few months. But wait a minute, there’s something you’re forgetting in your… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation opts for smoke-free parks

Acting Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent Christopher Williams decided on Friday to ban smoking in all Seattle parks. Just yesterday evening, the Board of Park Commissioners voted 8-0 to recommend that the Superintendent enact a smoking ban. The new rule would expand the existing smoking ban from within 25 feet… [ Keep reading ]

Community invited to kick-off meeting for development of new waterfront park on Portage Bay

Seattle Parks and Recreation purchased the Bryant marina site on Portage Bay at 1101-1137 NE Boat Street from the University of Washington in 2014 and now Parks is moving forward to develop a waterfront park. The community is invited to participate in the first of a series of public meetings… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites input for new children’s play equipment at Sam Smith Park

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to participate in a public meeting for the Sam Smith Park improvements on Monday, June 8, 2015 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Sam Smith Park, 1400 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S at the play area… [ Keep reading ]