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Pickleball: A Sport for All Ages

Go down to your local public tennis court on a summer day and you’ll likely see a hive of activity as a flurry of adults whick-whack a bright-colored whiffle ball with a 16-inch paddle. Welcome to the worldof pickleball. Invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, the recent growth of the… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Park District 2021 Report to the Community

The 2021 Seattle Park District Annual Report provides a summary of Park District finances and operations, along with highlighting accomplishments. Park District accomplishments in 2021 included: Planting of 10,573 trees and 43,121 native plants to support healthy urban forests Enhanced Cleaning team completion of deep cleaning at 40 facilities (above… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation 2023-2024 Fee Schedule

Please click here to see Seattle Parks and Recreation’s 2023-2024 Fees and Charges for programs, classes, permits, facilities, and more. 2023 rates are effective January 1, 2023. 2024 rates are effective January 1, 2024. Reminder: Scholarships are available! Thanks to the Seattle Park District, Seattle Parks and Recreation has scholarships… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrate Seattle Forest Week, Oct. 22-29

Seattle Forest Week – October 22 – 29! Join a weeklong celebration for Seattle’s Urban Forest! During Seattle Forest Week you can learn about the importance of healthy urban forests, plant native plants and explore Seattle’s forests. ⁠⁠Save the dates now and head over to SeattleForestWeek.org to learn more!⁠⁠ Green… [ Keep reading ]

Save the Date: Pathway of Lights 2022 + Volunteer Opportunities

The holidays are upon us, and we’re getting into the spirit of the season as we prepare for the annual Pathway of Lights, a FREE holiday event for the whole family! On Saturday, December 10, 2022, from 4:30-7:30 p.m., come stroll the glimmering Green Lake circuit, paths, and docks which… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrate #WalktoAParkDay on Oct. 10!

October 10th is National Walk to a Park Day! Did you know that Seattle is currently ranked as 9th in the nation by the Trust for Public Land, who show that 99% of people in Seattle live within a 10-minute walk to a park? Seattle is proud to be a… [ Keep reading ]

Visit with Carkeek Park Salmon Stewards Nov. 5-Dec. 6

Carkeek Park Salmon Stewards are a community of local volunteers trained to welcome, engage, educate, and inspire park visitors drawn by the annual Piper’s Creek salmon run in Carkeek Park. Salmon Stewards can be found along Piper’s Creek this year on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. from… Filed Under: Parkways

Youth Basketball Registration is now open!

Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Youth Basketball League provides athletes the opportunity to learn and solidify basic skills and fundamentals of basketball, including team play and sportsmanship. Teams are grouped by age and ability. All players are required to have a minimum amount of playing time in each game. Practices occur… [ Keep reading ]

The inner loop at Green Lake detoured for construction of New Green Lake Community Boathouse

The Green Lake Park Inner Loop path, near the Small Craft Center, will be detoured starting Wednesday, October 5, 2022.  Demolition of the existing facility and building of the new Green Lake Community Boathouse will require the path to be detoured around the construction area. Additionally, the parking lot behind… Filed Under: Parkways

New Lake City Landbank Park Opens Oct. 8!

Help name your new park! Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to a ribbon cutting event for new Lake City park,12510 33rd Ave. NE, on Sat. October 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please join us and your neighbors at the event and enjoy local music and… [ Keep reading ]