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FEB. 5 PARK BUZZ: You haven’t been there unless you have a PIC to PROVE it

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Seattle Parks offers opportunities for seasonal food trucks, activities and concessions

Seattle Parks and Recreation is seeking seasonal partners to operate food services, activities and group fitness classes in various park locations throughout the city of Seattle. Locations vary with sites appropriate for carts, food trucks and other self-contained service businesses. To apply, submit a proposal to Seattle Parks on or… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation 2014 accomplishments

As we ramp up our efforts to implement the Park District, we’re reflecting on the many significant accomplishments of 2014 for Seattle Parks and Recreation. We are excited about the many opportunities we were able to provide Seattle families and individuals last year. In the Recreation Division, Aquatics staff taught… [ Keep reading ]

An insider’s guide to Discovery Park

Seattle Parks and Recreation Naturalist Anne Bentley has been working in Discovery Park for more than 25 years, and knows the area better than most. We interviewed Anne to learn her expert tips for getting the most out of a visit.  Q. Many visitors to Discovery Park head straight to West… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation Presidents’ Day closures

Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed Monday, Feb. 16, in observance of Presidents’ Day. These facilities and services are CLOSED: Community centers Environmental learning centers Indoor swimming pools Green Lake Small Craft Center Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center These facilities are OPEN on regular schedules:… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks invites pups to the pool on Feb. 14

If dog is man’s best friend, then Valentine’s Day is a perfect opportunity to show your pal some love! Seattle Parks and Recreation invites pups to paddle in the Queen Anne Pool from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14. This swim is made possible by the pool closure… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation remembers Dr. Blanche Seller Lavizzo

This February, to commemorate Black History Month, Seattle Parks and Recreation will be honoring some of the African American men and women who helped shape our city’s history for the better. There are 16 facilities in our parks system named for these leaders and throughout the month, we’ll be telling… [ Keep reading ]

Seward Park water system project will close sections of loop trail

Seattle Parks and Recreation is replacing the domestic water system throughout Seward Park necessitating closure of sections of the Shore Loop Road (pedestrian and bike trail). Parks’ contractor for the project, Jansen Inc., will temporarily close 1,000 feet of the road at a time during construction hours, Monday – Friday,… [ Keep reading ]

Water access re-opened at Magnuson Off-leash Area

Good news! Seattle Parks and Recreation has re-opened access to the water at the Magnuson Park dogs off-leash area. Earlier this month, toxic algae had been found in accumulated scum in Lake Washington along the shores of the off-leash area. Tests of the water this week by the King County… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks launches dementia-friendly recreation in 2015

Greenwood Senior Center staff member Cayce Cheairs stood before dozens of Seattle seniors at Seattle Parks and Recreation’s dementia-friendly programming “Momentia!” kickoff on Tuesday, Jan. 27, and asked them what they wished for in the coming year. More longs walks, replied one man. More dancing, said a woman. More… [ Keep reading ]