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Dearborn Play Area Improvement Project Begins Construction

Seattle Parks and Recreation is happy to announce the beginning of construction for Dearborn Play Area. W.S. Contractors, LLC, the contractor on the project, will mobilize onsite on Tuesday, August 22 and close the play area as they begin construction. We anticipate the play area will open in spring 2024… [ Keep reading ]

Teen Summer Musical performances will take place at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute on August 18-20 and Aug. 25-27 

Seattle Parks and Recreation and Acts on Stage, a Black owned and operated community theater, are proud to present the 27th annual Teen Summer Musical, Dream! The summer musical is an opportunity for local teens (mostly of Color) to perform in a musical theater production that reflects their culture and community while… [ Keep reading ]

The Cooling Impact of Trees in Cities

In 2022 Seattle broke its historical record for most 90-degree days in a year. Then, as early as mid-May of this year, millions of people were placed under heat advisories as a heat wave brought record-breaking temperatures to parts of the Northwest. Summers of sizzling heat remind us that our… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation Upcoming Nature Programs

We currently have 10 upcoming nature programs, all of which will be open for registration starting Tuesday, August 8th. Saturday August 12th-Native Plant and Forest Ecology – Frink Park: Frink Park from 10am-12pm (ages 3+)-Pond Exploration at Discovery Park: Discovery Park from 2pm-4pm (ages 3+) Tuesday August 29th-Low Tide Beach… [ Keep reading ]

Fall 2023 Classes and Activities

Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Fall 2023 program brochures are here! You’ll find all the in-person, drop in and virtual programs that are coming up soon in the catalogs below. Registration opens on August 8 2023. For programs for people with disabilities, registration dates vary between Sept. 12 and 15;… [ Keep reading ]

Become a Seattle Urban Nature Guide!

Seattle Urban Nature Guides enhance, promote and foster appreciation of nature by connecting families and students with their Seattle parklands, and providing educational opportunities for all. As a Seattle Urban Nature Guide, you will: Prior to applying please review the Seattle Urban Nature Guide Position Description and the training schedule. Attendance is required… [ Keep reading ]

Expanded Public Hours Coming to Several Community Centers this Fall!

Thanks to funding from the Seattle Park District, Seattle Parks and Recreation is proud to announce a $2.1 million investment to expand community center public hours at Delridge, Rainier Beach, Van Asselt, Miller, Northgate, Yesler, Bitter Lake, and Laurelhurst Community Centers. This investment increases facility availability for free drop-in… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation Hiring for Multiple Recreation Positions 

Join our Virtual Hiring Event on August 3 to Learn More! Seattle Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the Associated Recreation Council (ARC), is hiring for multiple part-time and full-time positions in our Recreation Division. Join us on Thursday, August 3 at 11a.m. for a virtual Recreation Careers and Hiring… [ Keep reading ]

Coast Salish Artist Call for Be’er Sheva Park Panel

Submission deadline extended to September 25 As part of the Be’er Sheva Improvement Project, the Rainier Beach Link2Lake Steering Committee is seeking emerging Coast Salish artist(s) to create a two-dimensional public art piece that highlights cultural, historical, and ecological significance of the area now referred to as Be’er Sheva Park,… [ Keep reading ]

Help shape the new Magnuson Park Junior League Play Area

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to help shape the future design of the Magnuson Park Junior League Play area. Please join us for a kick-off meeting on August 3, 2023, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Magnuson Community Center multi-purpose room, 7110 62nd Avenue NE. Please participate… [ Keep reading ]