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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 ]

Seattle Japanese Garden opens for the 2019 season on April 1

The Seattle Japanese Garden (located within the Washington Park Arboretum at 1075 Lake Washington Blvd.) will open for the 2019 season on Monday, April 1. Visit and see blooming cammelias, budding azaleas, koi swimming in the newly-restored pond, and much more! The Japanese Garden has a schedule full of fun… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation is seeking providers to offer programs through the Summer Expanded Recreation Program

Programs will take place at park sites across Seattle this summer Seattle Parks and Recreation is seeking individuals, groups, or organizations to provide culturally relevant, safe, active and reliable programs to the community through the Summer Expanded Recreation Program. The focus of the Summer Expanded Recreation Program is to provide… [ Keep reading ]