2022 Earth Week, April 19th – 23rd
Since 1970, Earth Day has occurred each year on April 22 to help bring awareness and offer opportunities to learn about and give back to your environment. This year, join Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Environmental Sustainability, Education and Engagement Unit for fun Earth Week activities. Please see below for a list of educational videos, and fun in-person activities for Earth Week. Or click here for a flyer listing our in-person activities.
Visit our YouTube page to learn virtually about everything from growing microgreens to what you can find under a rock at low tide: Earth Week 2022 – YouTube
Reading and the outdoors go together like kids and playgrounds! The Seattle Public Library and Seattle Parks and Recreation are collaborating to bring you StoryWalk® in the Parks from Tuesday April 19 through Sunday, April 24.
A StoryWalk® is an outdoor reading experience: A picture book is installed on signposts along a walking route, where families can read along as they walk (or hop or skip) and enjoy the outdoors.
You can find StoryWalks from Tuesday April 19 through Sunday, April 24 at Herring’s House Park (Tualtwx), Lincoln Park, Green Lake (near the community center) and Genesee Park (between the playground and Community Center).
Earth Day Celebration at Denny Park
Friday, April 22, 10am-5:30pm
Join us for Earth Day at Denny Park on Friday, April 22! We’ll have free lawn games, music, and more! Celebrate nature and enjoy some time outdoors in the park this #EarthDay. Lawn games will be from 10am to 5:30pm and buskers will be performing from 12-2pm.
State Park Discover Pass free day Friday, April 22
Planning to explore out of the Seattle area on Earth Day? Friday, April 22 is a Discover Pass free day with Washington State Parks! You can visit any Washington State park without the needing to pay any fees.
Take a walk in Seattle’s Largest Park – Discovery Park
Saturday, April 23, 1pm-2:30pm
Celebrate Earth Week with Seattle Urban Nature Guides. This guided nature walk will focus on exploring the forest with all our senses. This program will begin and end at the Discovery Park Visitor Center.
All children must be accompanied by an adult. Everyone attending the program must be registered – call (206) 386-4236 to register for this free walk or register here.
High Point Earth Day Event
Saturday, April 23rd 1-3pm
Location: Commons Park, 3201 SW Graham St, Seattle, WA 98126
Seattle Parks Naturalists will be hosting a booth with art activities and educational information for Earth Day at the High Point Earth Day Event in West Seattle.
Bird Tour at Discovery Park
Saturday, April 23, 8am-10am
Discover the joy of birding. Join experienced birders in exploring Discovery Park’s many habitats looking for migrants as well as year-round residents. Register here ($5 for ages 8+).
Earth Week Family Yoga
Saturday April 23, 11am – noon, $7
Join Ms. Maria during Earth Week for a family yoga session at the Discovery Park Visitor Center. We will explore how yoga helps us feel grounded and connected to the Earth as well as practice poses, mindfulness, and relaxation. This family yoga offering is suitable for children ages 7 and up. Register here ($7).
Earth Week DIY Microgreens Kit
Grow your own MICROGREENS at home with our Earth Week DIY Microgreens kit. Each kit includes everything you need to grow your own at home. Proceeds from these $5 kits support free programming at Discovery Park. Kits will be ready for pickup at the Discovery Park Visitor Center during our regular open hours between April 23 – April 30. Reserve your kit here for $5.
2022 City Nature Challenge
Friday, April 29th – Monday, May 1st
Join Seattle Parks naturalists and Seattle Urban Nature Guides on a walk and participate in the 2022 City Nature Challenge. The walks are an opportunity to meet new people, get help downloading/using the iNaturalist app (needed to participate in the City Nature Challenge) and help document the amazing diversity of nature in our Seattle Parks.
Friday 4/29, 4-6p
Lincoln Park – the upper parking lot information kiosk
Saturday 4/30, 10am -12pm
Carkeek Park – Lower lot next to the “lower meadow” by the kiosk
Sunday 5/1, 1-3pm
Magnuson Park – building 30 parking lot
Monday 5/2, 10-12pm
Seward Park – in front of the Audubon Center