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Seattle Parks and Recreation Thanksgiving holiday closures

Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed for one or more days in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Community centers and teen life centers are closed Nov. 26-27 Environmental learning centers are closed Nov. 26-27 Indoor swimming pools are closed Nov. 26-27 Green Lake Small Craft Center is… [ Keep reading ]

Community input needed for Lincoln Park north play area renovation

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to provide input for the north play area renovation project in Lincoln Park on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at Southwest Teen Life Center from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Seattle Parks and Recreation’s in-house landscape architect and project planner will provide information on the… [ Keep reading ]

Pathway of Lights glows across generations

The city is dark. The air is cold. But Green Lake Park is aglow. Since the 1980s, on the second Saturday of December, neighbors, families and tourists have celebrated the Pathway of Lights. The idea was brought to Green Lake Community Center by a woman who was inspired after seeing… [ Keep reading ]

Community input needed for Ballard play area renovation projects

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to provide input on two play area renovation projects on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at Bergen Place, 5420 22nd Ave NW during the Ballard Farmers Market. Seattle Parks and Recreation’s in-house landscape architect and project planner will provide information on the Webster Park… [ Keep reading ]

Volunteer Park Conservatory temporarily closes

Seattle Parks and Recreation will close the Volunteer Park Conservatory on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 through Wednesday November 11, 2015. Seattle Parks and Recreation is replacing the existing 21 year old heating and venting controls.  The new controls will greatly improve operation and energy efficiency at the Conservatory. The Volunteer… [ Keep reading ]

Give thanks with Seattle Parks and Recreation

November is upon us, and in the spirit of Thanksgiving, we’re reflecting on all of the things we’re thankful for this year. We work in a diverse city with lush forests, sandy beaches, endless hiking trails, swimming holes, recreational opportunities and vibrant communities. We were able to fund new programs… [ Keep reading ]

Nov. 5 Parks 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.

Nov. 12 and Dec. 10, 2015 Board of Park Commissioners meetings canceled

The Board of Park Commissioners canceled the Nov. 12 and Dec. 10, 2015 meetings for the busy holiday season. The Board will reconvene in January. The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners is a nine-member citizen board created by the City Charter. Four members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by… [ Keep reading ]

Teens host blanket and winter clothing drive

A note from Seattle Park and Recreation teens We are 206 Forward: Youth Advocates of Seattle. Our program invites teens across the city to promote youth advocacy and have their voices heard as well as give back to the community. Our latest project is to start a blanket drive to… [ Keep reading ]

Camp Long’s Challenge Course delivers nature with a side of confidence

We are firm believers that parks make excellent classrooms. In addition to learning about ecosystems and wildlife, people who explore the great outdoors can discover more about themselves. Seattle Parks and Recreation established four environmental learning centers throughout our park system to allow youth to be immersed in nature and… [ Keep reading ]