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Seattle Polar Bear Plunge 2023

For the first time since 2020, the Polar Bear Plunge is returning in 2023 with an in-person event! Start off the New Year with a splash! Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Meadowbrook Community Center Advisory Council are co-sponsoring the annual Polar Bear Plunge at noon on Sunday, January 1,… [ Keep reading ]

Sound Steps Family Reunion

What: Sound Steps Family Reunion/Kick-Off Event! Why: Join us to learn more about the program, go on an organized walk, take part in a resource fair, and enjoy a BBQ. We will also be recruiting volunteer Walk/Run Leaders and Book Club volunteers at this event. Who: This event is for… [ Keep reading ]

Back on Track Program

Join Seattle Parks and Recreation and partners for “Back on Track”, a FREE program that provides physical fitness and educational activities while mentoring youth and supporting their social and emotional wellbeing. What: Socialize and be physically active in a safe environment. When: Fridays from 3:30pm to 6:30pm; now through November… [ Keep reading ]

Help name your new park in Lake City!

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) opened a new park in Lake City and we need your help naming it! Submit your suggestions by Oct. 31, 2022. Details below. About the Naming Opportunity: SPR is seeking a park name for this new Lake City park. The Parks Naming Committee will consider… Filed Under: Parkways

Provide input on schematic designs for new park on Capitol Hill

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to review the design concept and proposed elements for a new park on Capitol Hill, located at 1125 Harvard Ave E.  Please join us on Saturday, October 15,  2022 starting at 10 a.m. at Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park, 1400… [ Keep reading ]

Conservation Corps Helps Homeless Adults Develop Skills for Employment and Life

When Lee Palmer joined his cohort of the Seattle Conservation Corps (SCC) in early 2020, he was nearly out of options. His family had started living in their car when he was 11 and he struck out on his own at age 17. As a young adult, Palmer was recovering… [ Keep reading ]

Rec ‘N the Streets Delivers Fun Directly to Community

In the spring of 2020, the City of Seattle closed its community centers and public indoor spaces in response to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the city and beyond. For Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) this meant cutting off access to vital recreation programs and activities at a time when… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]