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Seattle Parks and Recreation staff speak at national conference

Seattle Parks and Recreation staff were excited to be invited to speak at this year’s National Recreation and Park Association annual conference. From equity in partnerships to tracking web analytics to engaging the LGBTQ community, Seattle Parks and Recreation has a variety of content experts that were able to share… [ Keep reading ]

Community invited to review initial designs for development of waterfront park on Portage Bay

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to learn about the new shoreline park in the University District and review initial design concepts at a public meeting on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  Please join Seattle Parks and Recreation and the design team of Walker Macy… [ Keep reading ]

A snapshot of 2015 summer programming accomplishments

Summer is nearly over, and we’re reflecting on all of the memories made and goals reached this season! In perhaps our busiest summer ever – due the long stretches of hot, sunny weather – we saw huge number of people at our summer programs, parks, pools and beaches. Take a… [ Keep reading ]

Community centers ready to serve 3,000 kids if strike continues into second week

SEATTLE (September 11, 2015) – Today Mayor Ed Murray announced that Seattle Parks and Recreation will offer drop-in activities for up to 3,000 kids at the City’s community centers in the event that the teachers’ strike continues during the week of Sept. 14. “This week, we have reached capacity at… [ Keep reading ]

National Day of Service volunteer opportunities available at Seattle Parks and Recreation

Seattle Parks and Recreation has a number of opportunities available to celebrate the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance Day. These opportunities range from weeding and mulching to picking up litter in parks. “We have had numerous requests from teachers to perform service tomorrow,” said Seattle Parks and… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation superintendent hosts open houses Sept. 22 and 26

Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent, Jesús Aguirre has been focused on getting to know Seattle, its parks and facilities, and the city’s neighborhoods and people since he started in June. Now one of his main priorities is to get to know you better – stakeholders, customers and residents. Jesús will be hosting two open houses at Van Asselt and Northgate community centers… [ Keep reading ]

Seniors admitted free to Seattle Japanese Garden on Respect for Elders Day

The Seattle Japanese Garden will celebrate Respect for Elders Day on Monday, Sept.14, 2015. In honor of this Japanese holiday, seniors age 65 and older will receive free admission to the garden from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Complimentary guided tours will be available starting at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m.,… [ Keep reading ]

South Park neighborhood invited to participate in future design of Marra-Desimone Park

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites families, neighbors, and farmers to provide input on the next phase of improvements for the Marra-Desimone Park on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015 from 6- 8 p.m. Seattle Parks and Recreation and the design team will host the community meeting at the South Park Community Center,… [ Keep reading ]

I’m a Park and Rec Kid!

Taking advantage of parks and community centers can help children learn valuable life skills. “Park and Rec Kids” grow up appreciating nature, learning social skills on playgrounds and in recreational programs, developing healthy habits, cultivating friendships and so much more. Everyone has their own Park and Rec Kid story. What’s yours? Tweet… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle announces plans to expand before- and after-school programs into all-day camps at select community centers in the event of a teachers’ strike

On Friday, Sept. 4, Mayor Ed Murray announced that Seattle Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the Associated Recreation Council (ARC), will expand currently scheduled before- and after-school care into all-day camps on September 9, 10 and 11 in the event of a strike by Seattle Public Schools teachers. “While we… [ Keep reading ]