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Seattle Parks and Recreation Opens Boat Launches with Strict Guidelines

Updated October 5, 2020: Atlantic City Boat Launch is closed to accommodate the City’s COVID-19 testing site. Boaters, please use Stan Sayres launch, 4 miles north, as an alternate. Most other boat launches are open, with adjacent parking open as well, except for Ferdinand St. Strict guidelines are in place;… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation opens enrollment for summer childcare programs

While significantly reduced from years prior, Seattle Parks and Recreation will offer over 400 full day, full summer weekly school-age care slots Starting May 12, Seattle Parks and Recreation will begin enrollment for summer school-age childcare. Enrollment will be begin with priority given to children currently enrolled in emergency childcare, and scholarship qualifying families. Programs will be located at community centers and other sites throughout the city and will be open to children ages… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation discourages crowding at parks this warm, Mother’s Day weekend

Seattle Parks and Recreation continues efforts to reduce crowding in parks, in order to keep our parks and green spaces open and available through the duration of the City and State’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order. Starting Friday, May 8, major parks will close at 8pm (instead of 11:30pm) to further deter the BBQs, bonfires, parties, and gatherings… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle to reopen city’s golf courses starting Tuesday, May 5

All boats launches remain closed for the time being Today the City of Seattle has announced the reopening of all four of the city’s municipal golf courses: Jefferson Park Golf Course, West Seattle Golf Course, Jackson Golf Course, and Interbay Golf Course. Premier Golf is contracted by the City to operate all four courses… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation closes additional park parking lots to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and encourage social distancing

Updated October 19, 2020 Parking lots at all boat launches are now open except for Atlantic St. Here’s a list of parking lots and their status. While we appreciate that closures are inconvenient, this is one of several tools used nationwide to lessen crowds as we try to keep the… [ Keep reading ]

Holiday closures for Seattle Parks and Recreation

Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed or on modified schedules in observance of winter holidays. Facilities that remain open throughout the holidays are parks and boat ramps. Community Centers and Teen Centers Closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 Closing at 6 p.m. on Dec. 24 and… [ Keep reading ]

The Seattle Park District has three great funding programs for community programs and activities!

All of these programs focus on funding priority populations, including people of color, immigrants and refugees, and the LGBTQ community. Arts in Parks funds outdoor arts and cultural projects in City parks. Funded projects include festivals, events, and temporary public art. Get Moving funds culturally relevant physical activities to communities… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation repairs arson-damaged comfort station at Maple Leaf Park

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) has secured funding for an emergency public works contract to repair the comfort station at Maple Leaf Park, which was extensively damaged by arson. SPR recently completed the necessary construction documents and obtained the permits needed to move this project forward. Ohno Touchdown will begin… [ Keep reading ]

Don Armeni Boat Ramp Improvement closes April 11, for eel grass work

Seattle Parks and Recreation is replacing the floating dock system and pilings at Don Armeni Boat Ramp in West Seattle. Design and permitting efforts are underway. As part of the permitting, the Department of Natural Resources requires an eel grass survey for the area impacted by the floating docks.  This… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation to offer free group fitness classes at select outdoor exercise equipment sites

As part of a pilot program, Seattle Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the Austin Foundation, will be offering free group exercise classes with licensed fitness instructors at outdoor exercise equipment sites at Georgetown Playfield, Powell Barnett Park, and Van Asselt Community Center. Classes are available every Saturday from April… [ Keep reading ]