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Duwamish Waterway Park Opens

On December 13, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) opened the Duwamish Waterway Park, 7900 10th Ave. S. in South Park. SPR removed fencing around most of the park after consulting with Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology), hiring a consultant firm to do additional testing, and listening to the community. Fencing… Filed Under: Parkways

Seattle Parks and Recreation winter holiday closures

Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed, or on modified schedules, on two or more dates in observance of the winter holidays. Please see below for details. Recreation programs and facilities Community Centers, Teen Life Centers, Environmental Learning Centers, and all Recreation Programs: Aquatics programs and facilities Indoor… Filed Under: Parkways

Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities to close Thursday, Dec. 15 for Recreation Division staff training

Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities and programs will be closed Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022 due to a Recreation Division in-service day. These facilities and services are CLOSED: These facilities are OPEN on regular schedules:

Winter Break Camp Registration

Winter break is coming! Sign up for camps today for kids ages 5-12. Scholarships available. Find out more at: Winter Break | 7 a.m.-6 p.m.: 12/19-12/23 | Mon-Fri | $325 12/27-12/30 | Tue-Fri | $260

Meet AP Diaz, Seattle Parks & Recreation’s new Superintendent!

AP Diaz was named Seattle Parks and Recreation’s next Superintendent on September 29, 2022. Since then, AP has been busy exploring our beautiful park system and meeting staff and community. Read the interview below to learn more about AP’s background, leadership values, and commitment for Seattle Parks and Recreation to… [ Keep reading ]

Free Synthetic Athletic Field Drop-In Program

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is offering our Synthetic Athletic Field Winter Drop-In Program through Feb. 26. This program provides community members (households or groups of 5 and under) with the opportunity to drop-in for free at designated synthetic fields to play unscheduled games with their friends and family. Normally, field… [ Keep reading ]

Lake City Neighborhood Invited to Participate in Final Online Planning Meeting for the Lake City Floodplain Park  

Join us on Zoom December 14 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm!  Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR), Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), and Mid Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group are excited to invite the Lake City Neighborhood to participate in the third and final online, design phase workshop for the future Lake City… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks & Recreation Snow Impacts for Tuesday, November 29, 2022 

Due to the inclement weather, some Seattle Parks and Recreation programs and facilities are impacted today. Community Centers, teen life centers, and environmental learning centers are currently scheduled to be open normal hours to the public (based on staff capacity). Please check back here to get up-to-date information about any… [ Keep reading ]

The Giving Trees

by Todd Burley Shel Silverstein’s classic book The Giving Tree shows the enduring lesson of selfless love, as embodied by a tree. Trees provide so much – for humans, for other animals, for ecosystem health, and for the world overall. They provide clean air, clean water, habitat, food, shelter, shade,… [ Keep reading ]