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2023 Labor Day Closures for Seattle Parks and Recreation

Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed Monday, September 4 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. These facilities and services are CLOSED: These facilities are OPEN on regular schedules:

Seattle Slam Showdown: FREE youth basketball tournament

Youth 3×3 Tournament September 9th & 10th Free basketball Tournament for youth ages 8-13 The Seattle Slam Showdown is a youth 3-on-3 basketball tournament taking place September 9 – 10, 2023, open to every kid who wants to participate. This is a free tournament for teams of 3-4, centered on… [ Keep reading ]

Construction Begins for North Rainier Landbank Park

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is happy to announce the beginning of construction for the North Rainier Landbank Park. SPR would like to thank the community for their patience as we acquired 1.2 acres of land to create a large urban village park for the high-density neighborhood and for their… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation improves lighting at Interbay Playfields 

Seattle Parks and Recreation is excited to announce the completion of the Interbay Playfields Lighting Conversion. The existing lights at the soccer stadium and ballfields have been replaced with new efficient LED lighting that will enhance the playability for field users. The project’s completion comes as a result of collaborative… [ Keep reading ]

Laurelhurst Community Center Temporarily Closes for ADA Renovation Project 

The Laurelhurst Community Center will close on September 1, 2023, for the ADA Barrier Removal Project. The entire community center, play area, play field and parking lot will be closed during construction. The last day to access the community center will be August 31, 2023, from 9 a.m. – 2… [ Keep reading ]

Ballard Commons Play Area Construction Begins 

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is happy to announce the beginning of construction for the new play area at Ballard Commons Park, 5701 22nd Ave NW, in the heart of the Ballard neighborhood. The new play area is nautical-themed with play equipment that will offer climbing and sliding opportunities. A… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation Partners with KABOOM on Blanche Lavizzo Play Area Renovation

Community Kick-off meeting Set For Aug. 29, 2023 Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is proud to partner with our partners KABOOM!, a non-profit organization that helps communities build playgrounds, The McKinney Center for Community & Economic Development, a community preservation and Development authority named in honor of the Rev. Dr…. [ Keep reading ]

Garfield Super Block Coalition seeks artists for two projects honoring the Central District’s rich and diverse history 

The Garfield Super Block Coalition (GSB) and Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) are currently seeking artists to help contribute to the placemaking goals of the GSB project by creatively telling the story of the Central District neighborhood through art. The Garfield Super Block project is a community-led project that aims… [ Keep reading ]

B. F. Day Playfield Play Area Opens

Seattle Parks and Recreation is happy to announce the play area at B.F. Day Playground is open. The new play area at 4020 Fremont Ave N. provides several “nature play” elements which have been carefully chosen for this site including balance beam logs, a wood seesaw and mushroom topped stools…. [ Keep reading ]

Grilling and BBQs in Seattle Parks

See Translated Information Below Seattle Parks and Recreation allows personal grills in parks, but only with a picnic-site permit. Apply for a picnic-site permit Personal grills must be placed on solid ground (asphalt or concrete), not on (flammable) plywood or on picnic tables, not on grass, and not on sand…. [ Keep reading ]