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Lunar New Year celebrations

It’s the year of the monkey, and we’re ready to celebrate Lunar New Year! Legend has it that in ancient times, there was a monster named Nian who lived deep under the sea. On New Year’s Eve the beast would emerge to feed on people and livestock. Villagers lived in… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation plans renovation for Lincoln Park north play area

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to review the schematic design and provide input for the north play area renovation project in Lincoln Park on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at Gatewood Elementary, 4320 SW Myrtle St. Seattle Parks and Recreation’s in-house landscape architect and project manager… [ Keep reading ]

Volunteers participate in MLK Day of Service

Thank you to all of the volunteers and partnering organizations that participated in the MLK Day of Service with Seattle Parks and Recreation! On Monday, January 18, volunteers had a “day on, not a day off” by taking part in a variety of improvement projects on park lands across the… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation planning improvements for Seattle’s oldest park

Community invited to learn more about Denny Park improvement project Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to learn about improvements scheduled for Denny Park at a public meeting on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 in the Ken Bounds Board Room, 100 Dexter Ave N. from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Cal Anderson Park Walking Group

Looking for support in sticking to your New Year’s health and fitness resolutions? In need of a way to de-stress after work? Longing for more time spent in nature? If so, the Cal Anderson Park Walking Group is here to help! The Cal Anderson Park walking program runs from 6-7pm… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation offers scholarships for recreation programming

Seattle Parks and Recreation values access and opportunity and it’s the department’s goal not to turn any individual away who wants to participate in SPR programs. As part of the 2016 Park District spending plan, Seattle Parks and Recreation will partner with the Associated Recreation Council in the creation of… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrate Lunar New Year with Seattle Parks and Recreation on Jan. 29

Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Lifelong Recreation program is hosting a Lunar New Year celebration from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 in partnership with the Vietnamese Senior Association (VSA). The Lunar New Year festivities will take place at Garfield Community Center (2323 E Cherry St.) and… [ Keep reading ]

MLK Day of Service Volunteer Opportunities

Seattle Parks and Recreation is celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a Day of Service on Monday, January 18. Along with partnering organizations, we are hosting volunteer events on park lands across the city. Volunteer projects will include plant removal, trail renovation, planting, clean… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Park District funds two Ballard play area renovations

Community invited to provide input Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to a meeting on Monday, January 25, 2016 at the Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave NW, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. to review schematic designs and provide input on play equipment for two play areas in Ballard…. [ Keep reading ]

Community groups encouraged to partner with Seattle Parks and Recreation on facility expansions and improvements

Seattle Parks and Recreation encourages community groups to apply for funding from the Major Projects Challenge Fund. The Seattle Park District funding initiative will provide up to $1.6 million per year as a match to fund a significant improvement or expansion to an existing Seattle Parks and Recreation facility.  To… [ Keep reading ]