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Seattle City Council confirms Jesús Aguirre as new Parks superintendent

Seattle Parks and Recreation is excited to welcome Jesús  Aguirre as its new superintendent. Seattle City Council confirmed Aguirre’s appointment on May 11. He was nominated by Mayor Ed Murray in February. Aguirre has served as a parks director, educator, and most recently, as the State Superintendent of Education for… [ Keep reading ]

MAY 7 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. … [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks expands programs for special populations with 2015 Park District funding

Though 2015 is considered a ramp-up year for the Park District, (2016 being the first year that the District collects property taxes) Seattle Parks and Recreation has already implemented two new exciting community programs. Using ramp-year funding, Seattle Parks was able to hire a half-time Recreation Specialist to officially launch… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle 2035: Draft Environmental & Equity Analyses Published

Today the Seattle Department of Planning and Development (DPD) released for public comment a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the Seattle 2035 Comprehensive Plan Update. This a major milestone towards an update to the City’s Comprehensive Plan which plots a 20-year vision and roadmap for Seattle’s future growth and… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks wins two statewide awards

The Washington Recreation and Park Association awarded Seattle Parks and Recreation two spotlight awards at a statewide Parks conference on April 30. Pianos in the Parks The Pianos in the Parks program a Spotlight Award in Arts and Culture. In July 2014, Seattle Parks partnered with Laird Norton Wealth Management,… [ Keep reading ]

Park Board postpones May 14 meeting; board to make recommendations on smoking ban & Cheasty trail on May 28

The Board of Park Commissioners has postponed its May 14 meeting and will discuss and make recommendations on both the proposed smoking ban in Seattle parks and on the proposed Cheasty Bike and Pedestrian Trail Pilot Project at its subsequent meeting on Thursday, May 28. That meeting will be held… [ Keep reading ]

Green Lake Path painting project rescheduled to May 7

Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) rescheduled the Green Lake path painting project to Thursday, May 7, 2015.  Visitors to Green Lake Park will see SDOT crew painting the center yellow line on the Green Lake pedestrian path. SDOT will begin work at 9 a.m…. [ Keep reading ]

Green Lake Path painting project POSTPONED

A project to re-paint the center line on the Green Lake Path has been postponed. Originally scheduled for Saturday, May 2, the project will be rescheduled in the near future.

Green Lake Path lines to be painted on May 2

Visitors to Green Lake Park on Saturday, May 2 will see the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) painting the center yellow line on the Green Lake pedestrian path. SDOT will begin work at 9 a.m. and anticipates the project will take 6 to 8 hours.  The lines on the Green… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks invites community to take the Bike Month Challenge

May is Bike to Work Month and Seattle Parks and Recreation staff would like the community to join them on their mission to commute more on two wheels. Bike Month is a 31-day push for people to ride their bikes to work, on errands or just for fun. Biking is… [ Keep reading ]