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Seafair Summer Fourth at Gas Works Park

Saturday saw another incredible Seafair Summer Fourth celebration at Gas Works Park. Thank you to TIA International Photography for the breathtaking photos. Have photos you’d like to share? Send them to @SeattleParks on Twitter.

Lights will be turned on at ballfields July 3, 4

Seattle Parks and Recreation will turn on field lighting on ballfields throughout the city on the evenings of Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4, to protect the surfaces. The ballfield lights will be turned on at 8:30 p.m. and will be turned off at either 10 p.m. or 11… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation Fourth of July closures

Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed for Independence Day or on special holiday schedules. Some facilities may be open, but have limited operations. Please call in advance.

Everything you need to know about Seafair Summer 4th

Date: Saturday, July 4, 2015 Locations: Gas Works Park, 2101 N Northlake Way, or Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave N Where can I find information about the fireworks displays? The best resource for information regarding the Seafair Summer Fourth firework display is Please note that neither the City… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks volunteers log nearly 13,000 hours during Earth Month

April was Earth Month, and Seattle Parks and Recreation volunteers donated more than 12,775 hours to improving our parks and other greenspaces. The hard work and commitment of volunteer trailblazers, forest builders, environmental educators and urban farmers expands the depth and breadth of our programs. These volunteers and the community… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation Memorial Day closures

Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day. These facilities and services are CLOSED: Community centers Environmental learning centers Indoor swimming pools Green Lake Small Craft Center Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center Amy Yee Tennis Center These facilities are… [ Keep reading ]

There’s still time! Find an Earth Month event near you

At Seattle Parks and Recreation, we work toward improving the quality of life for Seattle residents every day. Because our parks and natural areas provide tremendous educational and recreational opportunities, it is vital to maintain them; but we can’t do it without your help. Volunteers play a crucial role in… [ 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 ]

You choose: Which Seattle Parks’ project should receive a $20,000 grant?

A detailed look at the nominees TO VOTE: Visit  Last week we announced that three Seattle Parks and Recreation projects are nominated for a $20,000 grant through an initiative called Parks Build Community, and we’re asking the public to vote for the recipient. This Earth Month, the National Recreation… [ Keep reading ]

Help restore heron habitat

Join Green Seattle Partnership from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, to help restore forested habitats for the Great Blue Heron and other wildlife in Commodore Park! Tools and gloves will be provided, but volunteers should dress in appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes. Volunteers will meet near the… [ Keep reading ]