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The Trust for Public Land names Seattle’s park system in national top 10 list

Seattle residents are quick to boast about the Emerald City. Seattle is home to Super Bowl champions, and a great cup of coffee. Now Seattleites have another item to add to their long list of bragging rights. The Trust for Public Land recently named Seattle as having one of the… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Japanese Garden celebrates Children’s Day May 31

Experience family-fun surrounded by the beautiful scenery at Seattle Japanese Garden on Sunday, May 31, when the garden hosts its annual Children’s Day event. From 11 a.m.-3 p.m. there will be live entertainment and a variety of hands-on activity stations to give visitors of all ages an opportunity to enjoy… [ Keep reading ]

Community input invited on plans for Fitness Zone® Areas in Seattle neighborhood parks

The community is invited to provide input on Fitness Zones® coming to one of four Seattle neighborhoods. Public meetings have been scheduled for local residents living close to local parks chosen as the sites for new Fitness Zone installations. The meetings will give people information about free outdoor gyms, and… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation Memorial Day closures

Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day. These facilities and services are CLOSED: Community centers Environmental learning centers Indoor swimming pools Green Lake Small Craft Center Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center Amy Yee Tennis Center These facilities are… [ Keep reading ]

Park Board to hold hearing on June 11 on Greenbelt and Natural Areas Supplemental Use Guidelines

The Board of Park Commissioners will host a public hearing on Thursday, June 11, 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 Parks and Recreation headquarters, 100 Dexter… [ Keep reading ]

Help Seattle Parks create a future forest in Discovery Park

Joni Mitchell once lamented, “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.” At Seattle Parks and Recreation we’re trying to do just the opposite. But we need your cooperation. In 2010, the City of Seattle purchased the Capehart Parcel in Discovery Park for $11.1 million when the Navy decided to move its military… [ Keep reading ]

Beat the heat at beaches, pools, wading pools and sprayparks

When it’s hot this summer, Seattle residents don’t need to go far to cool off. Seattle Parks and Recreation has a long list of places to get cool in the water, including beaches, wading pools and water spray features and outdoor pools. 2 Outdoor Pools Parks operates two unique… [ Keep reading ]

Practice your dance moves, warm up your vocal chords: The buskers are back

Downtown Seattle has a different feel in the summer.  The sun is out (like all the time) and the parks are bustling with children, tourists and activity. This summer you’re likely to cross paths with an indie/folk duo sharing their songs in Westlake Park or a juggler dancing her way… [ Keep reading ]

Join City Fruit and Save Seattle’s Apples

Join City Fruit in a series of work party events to Save Seattle’s Apples! This spring campaign is meant to engage the community and promote awareness of the urban fruit trees, prevent common pests from spreading to nearby trees, keeping nutritious food from going to waste and helping to preserve… [ Keep reading ]

City to provide free activities for Seattle students during May 19 teacher walk-out

21 community centers to serve students from kindergarten to 8th grade Seattle Parks and Recreation has announced it will open and staff drop-in activities at 21 designated community centers for Seattle Public School students from kindergarten to 8th grade in response to the May 19 teacher walk-out. The free program… [ Keep reading ]