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Seattle author turns orchard into poetry

You’ve probably spread a blanket out beneath a tree to read, but you’ve probably never read a tree. This summer, author and artist Shin Yu Pai stenciled words onto hundreds of apples in Carkeek Park’s Piper’s Orchard. Shin Yu encountered the orchard numerous times on her hikes down to the… [ Keep reading ]

Aug. 20 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.

Green Lake Community Center and Evans Pool to close for maintenance

Green Lake Community Center and Evans Pool will be closed from Sunday, Aug. 30 through Monday, Sept. 7 for facility maintenance. The community center floors are getting refinished and the chemicals used required the buildings to be vacated. The outside bathrooms will remain open from 6 a.m.-9 p.m. during this… [ Keep reading ]

May we have this dance? Dancing ‘til Dusk continues through August

Are you ready for a brand new beat? Summer’s here, and the time is right, for dancing in the street PARKS! Grab your friends, kids, neighbors or significant other and get ready for the second half or our annual Dancing ‘til Dusk events. The Dancing ‘til Dusk program began in… [ Keep reading ]

Amy Yee Tennis Center to close for maintenance

Amy Yee Tennis Center will be closed to the public for maintenance Aug. 24-Sept. 7. The center will reopen Sept. 8 at 7 a.m. During this time the public will be able to access outdoor tennis courts and there will be a Porta-Potty on site for our outdoor courts. Center staff will check phone… [ Keep reading ]

Thank you Amy Yee Tennis Center volunteers

Amy Yee Tennis Center’s staff hosted a wonderful Jamboree for the QuickStart Tennis Program participants, volunteers, parents and friends Aug. 12. This year the program had 240 kids at 13 sites around the city, from Soundview in Ballard to Rainier Beach. Forty-five volunteer coaches contributed over 1,465 hours to make this… [ Keep reading ]

Explore the Japanese Garden after hours by the light of the moon

Enjoy the Seattle Japanese Garden after hours for the annual Moon Viewing Festival from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29. For one enchanting evening each year, the Japanese Garden is magically lit up with lanterns, luminaries and floating boats on the pond welcoming the arrival of the full moon in… [ Keep reading ]

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute and Seattle Parks and Recreation present Snow White and the Seven: ‘Each One, Teach One’ a Teen Summer Musical extravaganza

Aug. 20 – 23, 2015, Seattle Repertory Theatre The Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (LHPAI) and Seattle Parks and Recreation present the Teen Summer Musical (TSM) extravaganza, Snow White and the Seven: “Each One, Teach One,” featuring 80 youth ranging from 7-18 years old, Aug. 20 -23 at the Seattle Repertory… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation temporarily closes all outdoor aquatic facilities due to weather

Effective immediately Seattle Parks and Recreation is temporarily closing all public outdoor aquatic facilities today, Aug. 12, 2015, due to unstable weather and reports of thunder and lightning. The closure list includes: Outdoor Pools Lowery C. “Pop” Mounger Pool, at 2535 32nd Ave. W, 206-684-4708 Colman Pool, at 8603… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation participates in Othello Park International Music & Arts Festival

Come say hello and provide input on new play area! Seattle Parks and Recreation is happy to participate in the free Othello Park International Music and Arts Festival on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015.  Seattle Parks and Recreation invites families, neighbors and friends of Othello Park to stop by our booth… [ Keep reading ]