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New small craft launch to be installed at Seacrest Park; partial park closures during construction June 15-16

Seattle Parks and Recreation will replace the small craft launch at Seacrest Park after more than 20 years of use. To help increase public safety, part of the park’s parking lot, the bike racks, and the outside seating area on the deck will be closed while work is being performed…. [ Keep reading ]

Help restore heron habitat

Join Green Seattle Partnership from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, for a work party at Kiwanis Memorial Preserve Park and help restore forested habitats for the Great Blue Heron and other wildlife. Nesting season for herons is in full swing. Volunteers will contribute to forest restoration… [ Keep reading ]

Your 2015 Seattle Parks Summer Bucket List

Remember when you were a kid and summer meant three months of sleeping in and not knowing which day it was? Blissful. But now you’re older, and people send you meeting requests in July and schedule appointments in August. You’re expected to show up to work even when it’s 80… [ Keep reading ]

June 4 PARK 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.

Green Lake algae scum with toxins found; only harmful where scum is found

Toxic algae has been found in accumulated scum along the shores of Green Lake; however the lake is not closed and remains open to many activities. King County Department of Natural Resources has been conducting weekly testing of water collected at the east and west swimming beaches at Green Lake… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]