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Architectural firms invited to submit a Request for Qualifications for Washington Park Arboretum Environmental Education Center Pre-Design Study

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites all interested architectural firms to submit qualifications for the Washington Park Arboretum Environmental Education Center Pre-Design Study. Seattle Parks and Recreation, in equal partnership with the University of Washington Botanic Gardens and the Arboretum Foundation, are engaging in a pre-design study to build a new… [ Keep reading ]

Environmental Education Volunteer Open House

Become an Environmental Learning Unit volunteer and help teach Seattleites about the plants, the animals and the parks in our communities. We’re currently recruiting for Seattle Urban Nature Guides in addition to other great positions. Seattle Urban Nature Guides enhance, promote and foster appreciation of nature by connecting families and… [ Keep reading ]

Studies show a quick trip to the park can boost your mood

“I just need some air.” After a long day at the office, a long car ride or a television binge session, you’ll often hear people say it. We know our bodies crave a dose of the outdoors every now and then, but why? New studies from the TKF Foundation, an… [ Keep reading ]

Help restore urban forests on Green Seattle Day, Nov. 7

Last year 845 volunteers helped the Green Seattle Partnership plant nearly 5,000 plants in 21 parks across Seattle on Green Seattle Day, and this year, the organization is hoping to do even more. The Green Seattle Day planting party will kick off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7… [ Keep reading ]

Broad range of free dental, vision and medical services offered at giant health clinic

People in need of dental, medical and vision services may receive them free of charge at the largest free health clinic ever organized in the State of Washington, Seattle/King County Clinic, Oct. 22 – 25, in KeyArena at Seattle Center. Now in its second year, Seattle/King County Clinic brings together… [ Keep reading ]

Get healthy with us

It’s a walk in the park Starting a new fitness routine can be intimidating, that’s why we’re recommending that you start this one step at a time – literally. The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) recently released a video encouraging people to walk more. According to the NRPA, one-third… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation makes composting available at all facilities

Supporting a healthy environment is one of Seattle Parks and Recreation’s fundamental goals. We have done much over the years to support that – from the Paper Cuts initiative in the early 2000s to the LEED facilities that we build to our most recent Good Food initiative. As of July… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks’ gardeners teach hands-on learning in Magnuson Park

Seattle Parks and Recreation believes that parks make excellent classrooms, and this June, we tested that theory with the help of 300 students. On June 9, 10 and 11, Seattle Parks Northeast District Gardeners led approximately 300 sixth graders from Eckstein Middle School on field trips throughout Magnuson Park. The… [ Keep reading ]

Start your summer camp adventure at Seattle Parks’ Camp Long

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites youth ages 11-13 to summer Adventure Camps at Camp Long Environmental Learning Center. These camps expose kids to fun outdoor activities, environmental topics, leadership skills and team development. Participants will take day trips to try out different outdoor activities like kayaking, rock climbing and… [ Keep reading ]

Help restore heron habitat

Join Green Seattle Partnership from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, for a work party at Kiwanis Memorial Preserve Park and help restore forested habitats for the Great Blue Heron and other wildlife. Nesting season for herons is in full swing. Volunteers will contribute to forest restoration… [ Keep reading ]