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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 ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation Community Invitation To Review Design Options for Rainier Community Center Play Area Renovation

Seattle Parks and Recreation encourages the community to provide input and help shape the future of the Rainier Community Center play area. Please join us on Wednesday, August 23 at Rainier Community Center from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. At 6 p.m. the design team will make a presentation. Thank you… [ Keep reading ]

Summer 2023 Aquatics Season Ramping Down 

Sprayparks, Outdoor Pools, and Beaches to start ramping down in August and September. Indoor Pools open year-round. Seattle Parks and Recreation’s 2023 summer aquatics season will begin ramping down in August and September. Please see the closing schedules below that were planned and budgeted for this season. Indoor pools are… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation Invites Community To Review Play Equipment Options For View Ridge Playfield Play Area Renovation

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to provide input on play equipment options for the View Ridge Playfield play area renovation project on Monday, August 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. Please join us at the park, 4408 NE 70th St. to meet the design team and help shape… [ Keep reading ]

Taylor Creek Restoration Project

Upcoming Public Meetings Reminder Seattle Public Utilities will soon be hosting two public meetings to share information and receive feedback on the recently completed Value Study for the Taylor Creek Restoration Project. See below for registration info! Value Study Public Meeting (in-person) Value Study Public Meeting (virtual) These meetings will… [ Keep reading ]

Back-To-School Spaghetti Social at Bitter Lake Community Center

All families welcome! Let’s get ready to go back to school! Join us on Friday, August 18 and share a delicious meal and get ready to say goodbye to summer. We will be handing out school supplies to help everyone get geared up for class. Please contact the community center if… [ Keep reading ]

Toxic Algae at Green Lake: Lake Unsafe for People and Pets

Through water testing, King County Public Health has informed Seattle Parks and Recreation that there is toxic algae present in Green Lake. Currently we are asking people and pets to say out of the lake. The swimming beach at Green Lake is currently closed. Until further notice: For more information:… [ Keep reading ]