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Update on the Pier 58 collapse during emergency pier removal

During emergency active pier removal on Sunday, the northeast corner of Pier 58 collapsed. Understanding that there was continued deterioration of the structure, the team was in the process of removing a concrete section of the pier to delay further pier movement. Since August 6, the pier has been closed to the public after initial concerns of deterioration and the potential for… [ Keep reading ]

Pier 58 removal in progress; waterside work from barge expected Saturday and Sunday

The City’s Office of the Waterfront and Civic Projects will begin removal of Pier 58 this weekend. Engineers have observed increasing movement and deterioration of the pier structure and continue to monitor the pier closely. Due to the accelerated deterioration of the pier, the contractor is advancing critical work over the weekend, using appropriate protocols given the current smoke emergency.   Removal of… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Approves Plan for Emergency Dismantling of Pier 58, City Urges Public to Respect Barriers and Avoid Waterfront Park

Expedited planning, contracting and permit applications now underway to remove Pier as quickly as possible Seattle (August 14, 2020) – Today, the City is announcing the decision to rapidly move forward with the emergency dismantling of Pier 58 as quickly as possible, following an engineering assessment showing significant shifting between the pier and the upland. After closing the pier for public… [ Keep reading ]

An Update on Pier 58 (Waterfront Park)

Across the City and throughout all departments, public safety is always our number one priority. When it comes to the protection and maintenance of the infrastructure that keeps Seattle moving and makes this such a special place to live, work, and play, careful systems of close monitoring are an essential… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Japanese Garden Reopens to the Public

July 17, 2020 – The Seattle Japanese Garden has reopened to the public, just in time to enjoy the beautiful summer weather. We have made some changes for the health and safety of our community during the Covid-19 pandemic. Please visit our website,, to help you plan your trip… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation welcomes all to enjoy the free Big Day of Play Virtual Event

Big Day of Play is a celebration of our city’s diversity, and it encourages neighbors, communities, and families to have fun, build relationships and be active together. Big Day of Play will be held on Saturday, August 15 from Noon to 3 p.m. in a variety of virtual formats. The… [ Keep reading ]

Free meal program for all youth in Seattle Parks this summer

ESPAÑOL  简体中文  TIẾNG VIỆT 한국어 In partnership with United Way of King County and the City of Seattle’s Human Services Department, Seattle Parks and Recreation will be offering the FREE Summer Meals program this summer at parks throughout Seattle for youth ages 1-18. Each site will be open from Monday… [ Keep reading ]

Athletic field lights on to discourage illegal fireworks, July 3 and 4, 2020

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

Construction on Occidental Square Pavilion Begins July 2020:

Central performance pavilion, covered gathering area, and visitor kiosk to serve users of Occidental Square in the heart of Pioneer Square. Occidental Square has been transformed into the lively heart of the Pioneer Square neighborhood, with colorful café seating, new planters, artwork, ping-pong tables and musical performances. The activation of… [ Keep reading ]

ON HOLD: Selected Seattle Parks and Recreation Swimming Areas Open July 1 with New Guidelines

UPDATED JULY 1, 2020:Based on King County Public Health recommendations, the City has decided to delay opening until at least July 15 due to a sharp increase in King County COVID-19 cases. The opening of selected swim beaches will “now be delayed for a minimum of two weeks as City… [ Keep reading ]