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Aug. 13, 2015 Board of Park Commissioners meeting canceled

The Board of Park Commissioners canceled the Aug. 13 meeting. The Board will be in retreat at the Jefferson Park Golf Club from 2 – 5:30 p.m. At the retreat the Board will be discussing Board business, operating procedures and the work plan for the coming year. The Seattle Board of… [ Keep reading ]

Laurelhurst Community Center and friends to host Laurelhurst Salmon Bake

Join your family and friends for the traditional Salmon Bake at Laurelhurst from 5:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10. Special community businesses, Laurelhurst Community Center, Lifelong Recreation and Specialized Programs have partnered to make this another fun event for neighbors to enjoy. This salmon bake features delicious food and great entertainment…. [ Keep reading ]

Bitter Lake Community Center celebrates Night Out with Mayor Murray

Mayor Ed Murray joined more than 250 community members at Bitter Lake Community Center’s National Neighborhood Night Out event on Aug. 4.  Neighbors were treated to free food and activities such as face painting and carnival games.  Bitter Lake’s drill team, The Divas, and its very popular Kendo class performed for… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Japanese Garden invites wandering and wondering

From 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 16, visit the Seattle Japanese Garden for its Wandering and Wondering event. Wander through the garden and wonder at the sights and sounds emerging from the landscape. Experience the beauty and tranquility of the garden in a unique way. Visitors will encounter dancers and… [ Keep reading ]

Aug. 6 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.

Windermere Summer Splash comes to Green Lake Aug. 15

Come experience the Windermere Summer Splash at Green Lake from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15! In addition to featuring corporate crew races, the event will celebrate summer fun and healthy activities for families. There will be food vendors, children’s activities, entertainment and opportunities to experience rowing, canoeing,… [ Keep reading ]

Aug. 4, 2015 Superintendent Listening Tour meeting at Rainier Beach Community Center canceled; to be rescheduled

The Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent Listening Tour community meeting scheduled for tonight, Aug. 4, at Rainier Beach Community Center has been canceled. Rainier Beach staff will be supporting National Night Out events and want community members to be able to participate in the citywide event. The community center meeting… [ Keep reading ]

Applications for free or low-cost preschool available now

The deadline for submitting an application for the Seattle Preschool Program has been extended from July 31 to August 10 at 5:00 p.m. Families who apply by the deadline will be entered into the first round of selections for preschool enrollment.

Five spots for beautiful sunsets

We don’t need to tell you that Kerry Park, Gas Works and Golden Gardens have some of the most beautiful sunset views. Your Instagram and Twitter accounts tell us you’re all over those sites. But have you discovered some of the City’s less-traveled hot spots for glimpses of rose and… [ Keep reading ]

Green Lake Small Craft Center offers Adventure Camp

This summer Seattle Parks and Recreation and Green Lake Small Craft Center are offering Green Lake Adventure Camp 2015 for ages 11-14. The center is located at 5900 W Green Lake Way N. The camp will be held from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, Aug. 3-14. Participants will learn canoeing, kayaking,… [ Keep reading ]