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Community invited to participate in design of the Seattle Sensory Garden at Woodland Park Zoo

Seattle Parks and Recreation and Woodland Park Zoo invite the community to participate in the planning for a new Seattle Sensory Garden at the zoo. The first public meeting for this project is Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 from 7 -8:30 p.m. at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave N…. [ Keep reading ]

Seward Park swimming beach will open after two days of clean water samples

Seattle’s Seward Park swimming beach will reopen Saturday, after two consecutive days of testing showed the water safe for recreation. But a four-block stretch of Lake Washington remains closed to contact by humans and pets pending further testing. The section of Lake Washington shoreline near Wednesday’s sewage spill site —… [ Keep reading ]

Sound Steps tour the waterfront; admire art

Sounds Steps is a volunteer supported walking program with Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Lifelong Recreation. The program is designed to get adults age 50+ moving and gaining the health benefits of regular exercise, while building social connections and having fun. Participants in this free, year-round program are connected to other walkers… [ Keep reading ]

Friends of Piper’s Orchard host ninth annual Festival of Fruit

The Friends of Piper’s Orchard invite the community to join them in celebrating Carkeek Park’s historic orchard from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19. Events will include cider pressing and tasting, live music, an apple pie contest, activities for kids, guided tours of the historic orchard and more. The… [ Keep reading ]

Rock climbing’s history and rising popularity inspires Seattle festival

2015 has been an exciting year for climbing, and Seattle Parks and Recreation is set to celebrate it all with the Camp Long Mountain Fest on Sept. 13, 2015.  Rock climbing is fast becoming the sport of choice for many in search of an athletic activity with both grit and… [ Keep reading ]

Seward Park beach closed after Lake Washington sewage spill

Park to remain closed at least until test results are back, Thursday afternoon Seattle’s Seward Park swimming beach has been ordered closed following a large sewage spill Wednesday morning into Lake Washington. Seattle Parks and Recreation and Seattle Public Utilities made the decision to close the park based on the… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation superintendent to visit International District/Chinatown

Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent Jesús Aguirre will host a series of community meetings throughout the summer and fall to share his vision for the future of the department and to learn more about the unique needs of each of the city’s diverse neighborhoods. Superintendent Aguirre will give a brief… [ Keep reading ]

Community invited to Cayton Corner Park Open House

The Friends of Cayton Corner Park invite the community to an Open House on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cayton Corner Park, 1831 E Madison St.  At the event the community is encouraged to learn about the new design, meet the designer, JA Brennan, ask… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation Labor Day closures

Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015. These facilities and services will be CLOSED: Community centers Environmental learning centers Indoor swimming pools Green Lake Small Craft Center Baker Rowing and Sailing Center Amy Yee Tennis Center

September 5 community invited to celebrate expansion of Hing Hay Park

Hing Hay Park is the premier gathering space in the Chinatown-International District.  Hing Hay literally means “pleasurable gatherings.” On Saturday, September 5 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., the community is invited to celebrate Hing Hay Park at 423 Maynard Ave. S. before construction begins for the park expansion… [ Keep reading ]