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Join the Puget Sound Explorer Game and Compete for Prizes with App

Are you ready for a new challenge this summer, one that takes you and the family on a mission to explore, learn and have fun in Seattle Parks while competing with other players for prizes? This mission, should you choose to accept it, is as simple as downloading the free… [ Keep reading ]

Salmon Return to Pipers Creek! 

By Todd Burley and Giovannina Souers The rain has brought the return of salmon to Pipers Creek in Carkeek Park. One of three salmon-bearing streams in Seattle, Pipers Creek is a great place to see these anadromous fish complete their life journey and spawn in their home creek. Their usual… [ Keep reading ]

13th Annual Festival of Fruit

FREE and fun for the whole family, the 13th Annual Festival of Fruit will take place on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at Piper’s Creek Orchard, 950 NW Carkeek Park Rd, Seattle, WA 98177. Festival of Fruit activities include: Orchard tours Apple juice pressing Apple… [ Keep reading ]

The Whispering Season

Written by Deborah Phare, Carkeek Park Steward Between the closed-fist grip of deep winter and the gentle touch of early spring resides another, much shorter, season. Gardeners are familiar with this brief time of year and respond to its arrival with hope and joy. Its duration is brief – sometimes… [ Keep reading ]

Friends of Piper’s Orchard host ninth annual Festival of Fruit

The Friends of Piper’s Orchard invite the community to join them in celebrating Carkeek Park’s historic orchard from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19. Events will include cider pressing and tasting, live music, an apple pie contest, activities for kids, guided tours of the historic orchard and more. The… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle author turns orchard into poetry

You’ve probably spread a blanket out beneath a tree to read, but you’ve probably never read a tree. This summer, author and artist Shin Yu Pai stenciled words onto hundreds of apples in Carkeek Park’s Piper’s Orchard. Shin Yu encountered the orchard numerous times on her hikes down to the… [ Keep reading ]

Saving Place: Restoring the Demonstration Gardens at Carkeek Park

Written by Deborah Phare, Seattle Parks and Recreation Volunteer Public demonstration gardens begin with idealism, hope, and the best of intentions. In the mid-1990s, a small but ambitious project was undertaken in Carkeek Park, a 216-acre public park in north Seattle. With the help of many volunteers, a few Parks… [ Keep reading ]

Environmental learning center to be named after longtime volunteer

Join Seattle Parks and Recreation at noon on Saturday, May 2, as the department names the new Carkeek Park environmental learning center in honor of Nancy Malmgren, a dedicated park volunteer. The event will take place at the center at 950 NW Carkeek Park Rd. Nancy Malmgren first visited Carkeek… [ Keep reading ]

Join in Carkeek Park’s 35th Annual Earth Day celebration

Join Seattle Parks and Recreation, Seattle Public Utilities, the Carkeek Park Advisory Council and the Carkeek Watershed Community Action Project for Carkeek Park’s 35th Annual Earth Day event from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 18. This inspiring day of service will include both one-time, day-of volunteer projects, such as a beach cleanup… [ Keep reading ]