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Pathways Park Opens June 8!

Join us for a ribbon cutting celebration Seattle Parks and Recreation along with the Friends of Pathways Park and the Seattle Parks Foundation invite the community to explore the all new Pathways Park and participate in a ribbon cutting event on June 8, 2024 from 1 to 4 p.m.  Please… [ Keep reading ]

Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities and programs will be closed Thursday, June 6

Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities and programs will be closed Thursday, June 6, 2024 due to a Recreation Division staff training day. These facilities and services are CLOSED: These facilities are OPEN on regular schedules:

Trust for Public Land Names Seattle 6th Best Parks and Recreation System in the Nation

The Trust for Public Land has ranked Seattle as the 6th best parks and recreation system nationwide in its 2024 ParkScore index. The Trust analyzed the 100 largest U.S. cities and used mapping technology and demographic data to determine how well each city is meeting the need for parks. Points were… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation 2024 Summer Aquatics Hours 

See translated materials below. Whether you like to lap swim, dunk, dog-paddle or wade, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) has dozens of ways to hit the water this summer in the pool or at the beach! Following is a list of the 2024 Summer Pool, Beach, Wading Pool, and Spraypark… [ Keep reading ]

Dancing Til Dusk 2024 Summer Schedule

Grab your friends, kids, neighbors or significant other and get ready for our annual Dancing ‘til Dusk events. Seattle Parks and Recreation and partners will be featuring 17 glorious nights of FREE dancing outdoors in Downtown Parks starting in July (see full schedule below). The first hour is a beginning… [ Keep reading ]

Discovery Park Beach Shuttle is back for 2024!

From May 25-Sept. 7, 2024, a free shuttle loops between the East, North, and Beach parking lots at Discovery Park, arriving each location approximately every 30 minutes. Shuttle operates on Saturdays only from 11 am-5:30 pm, with the last trip leaving the beach at 5:15. Please donate what you can… [ Keep reading ]

2024 Summer Hours and Beach Fire Season at Alki and Golden Gardens

Seattle Parks and Recreation will enact a pilot shortening the hours at Golden Gardens and Alki Beach during the 2024 summer months from 4 A.M.-10:30 P.M. from May 24-September 22. And a return to 4 A.M. – 11:30 P.M. after September 22. The shortened hours will assist in addressing dangerous… [ Keep reading ]

The Elliott Bay Connections team wants to hear from you: help shape the future of Seattle’s waterfront parks!

Elliott Bay Connections (EBC) is a public-private partnership to connect, restore and revitalize public parks along the Elliott Bay waterfront. EBC will create a pedestrianand bicycle greenway trail connecting Seattle’s Waterfront Park to the OlympicSculpture Park and restore and revitalize Myrtle Edwards and Centennial Parks. Learn moreaboutthe project below. Take… [ Keep reading ]

2024 Summer Beach Fire Information for Golden Gardens and Alki Beach

Starting Friday, May 24, 2024, designated fire pits will be available for beach fires at Alki Beach and Golden Gardens seven days a week on a first come, first served basis. Bringing your own fire pit is not allowed, and no propane fire pits/rings are allowed. Beach fire rules are… [ Keep reading ]

Summer 2024 Classes and Activities

Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Summer 2024 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 May 21, 2024. Ready to enroll in a program? Head to our registration site. Or contact the community center… [ Keep reading ]