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Next Park District Cycle Offers Exciting Improvements for Queen Anne Community

Previously planned stabilization project delayed, as new plans are made to incorporate the additional funding Seattle Parks and Recreation is excited to announce that Queen Anne Community Center has been named to receive additional funding for a major renovation in the next 6-year Park District cycle. The renovation will focus… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle forest week invites the community to celebrate our urban forest, October 22-29, 2022 

Highlights Seattle Forest Week is a week-long celebration of Seattle’s urban forest Arbor Day is Sunday, October 23rd from 12-3 at Be’er Sheva Park in Rainier Beach Green Seattle Day, a volunteer planting and restoration event, takes place on Saturday, October 29th at 16 parks across Seattle. Please see… [ Keep reading ]

Community design needed for Dr. Jose Rizal Park

Participate in Elevate Initiative Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to participate in Elevate Dr. Jose Rizal Park. Elevate is a new initiative to improve diversity in participation and widen the opportunity for everyone to take part in creating design concepts for the future of the park. Elevate… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Polar Bear Plunge 2023

For the first time since 2020, the Polar Bear Plunge is returning in 2023 with an in-person event! Start off the New Year with a splash! Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Meadowbrook Community Center Advisory Council are co-sponsoring the annual Polar Bear Plunge at noon on Sunday, January 1,… [ Keep reading ]

Sound Steps Family Reunion

What: Sound Steps Family Reunion/Kick-Off Event! Why: Join us to learn more about the program, go on an organized walk, take part in a resource fair, and enjoy a BBQ. We will also be recruiting volunteer Walk/Run Leaders and Book Club volunteers at this event. Who: This event is for… [ Keep reading ]

Back on Track Program

Join Seattle Parks and Recreation and partners for “Back on Track”, a FREE program that provides physical fitness and educational activities while mentoring youth and supporting their social and emotional wellbeing. What: Socialize and be physically active in a safe environment. When: Fridays from 3:30pm to 6:30pm; now through November… [ Keep reading ]

Help name your new park in Lake City!

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) opened a new park in Lake City and we need your help naming it! Submit your suggestions by Oct. 31, 2022. Details below. About the Naming Opportunity: SPR is seeking a park name for this new Lake City park. The Parks Naming Committee will consider… Filed Under: Parkways

Provide input on schematic designs for new park on Capitol Hill

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to review the design concept and proposed elements for a new park on Capitol Hill, located at 1125 Harvard Ave E.  Please join us on Saturday, October 15,  2022 starting at 10 a.m. at Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park, 1400… [ Keep reading ]

Conservation Corps Helps Homeless Adults Develop Skills for Employment and Life

When Lee Palmer joined his cohort of the Seattle Conservation Corps (SCC) in early 2020, he was nearly out of options. His family had started living in their car when he was 11 and he struck out on his own at age 17. As a young adult, Palmer was recovering… [ Keep reading ]

Rec ‘N the Streets Delivers Fun Directly to Community

In the spring of 2020, the City of Seattle closed its community centers and public indoor spaces in response to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the city and beyond. For Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) this meant cutting off access to vital recreation programs and activities at a time when… [ Keep reading ]