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JOIN US FOR AN UPCOMING BIRD PROGRAM!

Carkeek Park Night Hike, Beaver and Owl ProwlThurs. April 11 from 7pm-9pmBird Walk at Schmitz Preserve ParkSat. April 13 from 4pm-6pmCamp Long Night Hike and Owl ProwlThurs. April 25 from 7pm-9pmSpring Migration Bird and Wildlife Walk – Discovery ParkSat. May 4 from 4pm-6pmCarkeek Park Night Hike, Beaver and Owl ProwlThurs…. [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation Seeks Names for Two New Parks 

Translated Materials Available Below Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the public to submit potential names for parks in the Rainier Valley and South Park neighborhoods. Suggestions for names are due to the Park Naming Committee by Friday, May 31, 2024. We are seeking names for the following parks, characterized… [ Keep reading ]

2024 Summer Camp Brochure

The 2024 summer camp brochure is now available! Browse a wide range of exciting activities for participants, from preschool and school age care camps, to nature camps, to camps for youth with disabilities. Outlined within are descriptions, dates, and locations of across Seattle. Registration instructions and methods are on page… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrate 2024 April Pools Day with free water activities & safety information!

Seattle Parks and Recreation will join other public and private aquatic facilities throughout Washington to celebrate the annual April Pools Day on Saturday, April 20, 2024 (*additional event dates listed below). Make this summer a safe one! Learn important water safety skills, enjoy free swims, and play games and win prizes! This is… [ Keep reading ]

Swim Seattle Partners with Oshun Swim School!

As part of the Swim Seattle Initiative, Seattle Parks & Recreation is partnering with Oshun Swim School to offer trauma-informed and Afro-Indigenous centered swim opportunities to our Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) + Allies community. Through a series of open swims and educational workshops, participants can expect to experience… [ Keep reading ]

Join Seattle Parks and Recreation at Open House for the I-5 Colonnade Park Pump Track Project 

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR), in collaboration with the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, is excited to announce plans for the development of a pump track at I-5 Colonnade Park. Please join us on Wednesday, April 10, at 5:30 p.m. at I-5 Colonnade Park, 1701 Lakeview Blvd E. The gathering area… [ Keep reading ]

Free Event for Youth & Young Adults at Rainier Community Center on April 17

FREE EVENT Seattle youth and young adults ages 13-24, join us on Wednesday, April 17 at Rainier Community Center for FREE food trucks, fun activities, and an opportunity to learn about great employment opportunities and programs this summer and fall as we launch Seattle Mentors! We welcome families and guardians… [ Keep reading ]

Hope for Youth Fund

Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Hope for Youth fund is meant to increase access to athletic, recreational, and positive youth development activities. Hope for Youth’s primary purpose is to support youth sports organizations that serve marginalized and economically distressed communities. The funds are intended to offset the cost of participation and… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrate Earth Month with Seattle Parks and Recreation! 

Join us and partners for a variety of Earth Month events and activities, including nature programming and volunteer opportunities. Please visit the Green Seattle Partnership for additional opportunities on how you can volunteer for restoration and planting events at parks and green spaces across Seattle. Volunteer Events:   Educational Activities: … [ Keep reading ]

New! Make Your Picnic Reservation Online for Several Popular Park Sites 

Starting April 1, 2024, customers can now use the online self-registration system to book picnic shelters and/or tables at several popular sites, including Seward Park, Jose Rizal, Woodland Park, Genesee Park, and Maple Leaf. Previously, picnic reservations were only available by filing out a picnic application and real-time information about… [ Keep reading ]