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Construction begins at Jimi Hendrix Park

Temporary construction fencing went up April 29,2015 Seattle Parks and Recreation contracted with ERRG, Inc. to transform Jimi Hendrix Park in Seattle’s Central District into a celebratory space worthy of its namesake, hometown rock icon Jimi Hendrix. The 2.5-acre green space, located adjacent to the Northwest African American Museum, will… [ Keep reading ]

GiveBIG and support Seattle Parks’ programs May 5

Be a champion! Join the Associated Recreation Council (ARC) and The Seattle Foundation in supporting our community on Tuesday, May 5. GiveBIG is a one-day, online charitable giving event to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations that make our region a healthier and more vital place to live…. [ Keep reading ]

Community invited to celebrate the grand opening of the Jefferson Park community club house and Jefferson Park Golf Course centennial

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to the centennial celebration and grand opening of the new golf and community facility at Jefferson Park Golf Course on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Join us for the ribbon-cutting event at 10:30 followed by an 18-hole golf… [ Keep reading ]

Bicycle Sundays start May 3 along Lake Washington Blvd.

May is Bike Month, and we’re celebrating by kicking off the 50th anniversary series of Bicycle Sundays on May 3, 2015. During Bicycle Sundays, a portion of Lake Washington Boulevard will be closed to motorized vehicles from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Seattle Parks and Recreation invites everyone in the community to… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks invites public comment on proposed smoking ban

Seattle Parks and Recreation is receiving public comment on its proposed smoking ban through May 7. A written briefing on the proposal is available here. There are two ways to provide input: Complete an online Mindmixer survey. Just click on the link and follow the prompts to respond to the question. The deadline… [ Keep reading ]

Young artists find inspiration in the Conservatory

Seattle’s park system has served as a muse to many artists. It’s not uncommon to see paintings of the Green Lake path or photos taken from Kerry Park. The Volunteer Park Conservatory is another perfect place to find inspiration, and that’s exactly where 10 youth curators found it this year…. [ Keep reading ]

April Pools Day teaches water safety to Rainier Beach community

The second annual April Pools Day event at Rainier Beach Pool was a success! Thank you to the 150+ visitors who came to the pool and helped Seattle Parks and Recreation spread the word about water safety. Later this summer, Green Lake Community Center/Evans Pool will be hosting low-cost life jacket… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to the new terrace overlook dedication at Kubota Garden

Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Kubota Garden Foundation invite the community to a celebration for the new terrace overlook at Kubota Garden on Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at Kubota Garden, 9817 55th Ave. S.  The ribbon cutting event includes a Shinto blessing, music by… [ Keep reading ]

Teen service project honors homeless man, helps homeless people

On Saturday, April 18, more than 50 youth from Seattle, Tukwila and Renton came together for a community cleanup of Rainier Beach High School in honor of Charles Chappelle. Chappelle was a homeless man who lived behind the high school and dedicated himself to keeping Rainier Beach clean for more… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Storm guard Jewell Loyd leads free basketball clinic for 60+ youth

On Saturday, April 18, Seattle Storm’s Jewell Loyd, the first pick in the 2015 WNBA draft, led a free basketball clinic for 62 young girls at Jefferson Community Center. Loyd was assisted by Storm staff and officers from the Seattle Police Department. Each participant was given a free t-shirt and… [ Keep reading ]