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Make a wish; Seattle Japanese Garden celebrates Tanabata on July 11

The Seattle Japanese Garden invites the community to celebrate Tanabata from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 11. The annual Japanese festival is celebrated with magnificent colors, craft making and a tradition of writing wishes. The garden is located at 1075 Lake Washington Blvd E. Tanabata, (Evening of… [ Keep reading ]

Green Lake Small Craft Center offers beginning sailing

This summer Seattle Parks and Recreation and Green Lake Small Craft Center are offering weeklong youth sailing camps. The center is located at 5900 W Green Lake Way N. The camps will be held from noon-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, and sessions will be held from now until Aug. 14. Participants will… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation reminds public to recreate safely at beaches and pools

With high temperatures predicted across Western Washington this summer, Seattle Parks and Recreation wants to remind the public about water safety precautions. During the last four years, there were only five days in the month of June when temperatures reached more than 80 degrees. In 2015, June saw at least… [ Keep reading ]

Big Day of Play 2015

Photos by TIA International Photography Thank you to everyone who came out to the Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center on June 28 for the 2015 Big Day of Play! We were excited to be able to share fun and fitness with families in our community. Special thanks to title sponsor… [ Keep reading ]

Community invited to learn about Kobe Terrace Park improvements

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to a public meeting for the improvements at Kobe Terrace Park adjacent to Danny Woo Gardens. The meeting is Tuesday, June 30, 2015 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the International District Chinatown Community Center, 718 8th Ave. S. This meeting is… [ Keep reading ]

Lights will be turned on at ballfields July 3, 4

Seattle Parks and Recreation will turn on field lighting on ballfields throughout the city on the evenings of Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4, to protect the surfaces. The ballfield lights will be turned on at 8:30 p.m. and will be turned off at either 10 p.m. or 11… [ Keep reading ]

Amy Yee Tennis Center offers 75-degree half-priced specials in July

When it’s hot outside, it can be difficult to find safe, comfortable forms of exercise. With a forecast of a dry, hot summer, Seattle Parks and Recreation will be offering 50-percent discounts on indoor tennis public court rentals at Amy Yee Tennis Center any day in July that it’s predicted to… [ Keep reading ]

Parks Buzz: Summer Solstice

Dozens of people were spotted at Mt. Baker Ridge Viewpoint Park on Sunday, June 21, taking in the Summer Solstice. How are you celebrating the season? Send your photos to @seattleparks on Twitter.

Celebrate improvements at Jackson Park Golf on June 27

New driving range and perimeter trail Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to the celebrate the improvements at Jackson Park Golf Course on Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join us for the ribbon-cutting event, golf activities, giveaways, trail walk and light refreshments. Jackson Park… [ Keep reading ]

Burke-Gilman nominated for Best Urban Trail

The 27-mile Burke-Gilman trail is one of the most heavily used pedestrian and bicycling trails in Seattle. You can hop on at Golden Gardens Park and follow it clear up to the Sammamish River Trail in Bothell. It promotes non-motorized, pollution-free commutes and provides scenic views for joggers and walkers…. [ Keep reading ]