Seattle parks – Seattle WTO http://seattlewto.org/ Wed, 11 May 2022 17:07:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://seattlewto.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-3-120x120.png Seattle parks – Seattle WTO http://seattlewto.org/ 32 32 Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to help shape the future of outdoor pickleball in Seattle https://seattlewto.org/seattle-parks-and-recreation-invites-the-community-to-help-shape-the-future-of-outdoor-pickleball-in-seattle/ Wed, 11 May 2022 17:07:44 +0000 https://seattlewto.org/seattle-parks-and-recreation-invites-the-community-to-help-shape-the-future-of-outdoor-pickleball-in-seattle/ Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to the final online open house for the 2021-2022 Pickleball Study on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. To register, go to https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclc-ugrjMiG9I9pDJHCB5iFCgFJM2ZlPPD. This online event is an opportunity for all to examine strategies and locations for expanding access to outdoor pickleball in Seattle. Thank you […]]]>

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to the final online open house for the 2021-2022 Pickleball Study on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. To register, go to https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclc-ugrjMiG9I9pDJHCB5iFCgFJM2ZlPPD. This online event is an opportunity for all to examine strategies and locations for expanding access to outdoor pickleball in Seattle.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Pickleball 2021-2022 study process. The project team used the feedback received to propose sites for dedicated pickleball courts, update design standards and make site suggestions for dual strip courts and potential court conversions. Please note that meeting participants will be asked about the general area of ​​town in which they live. Focus groups in the online meeting will discuss proposals specific to the region of the city they have chosen.

The 2021-2022 Pickleball Study is funded by the Seattle Park District. At the end of the study, the final recommendations will be presented to the Council of Parks and Recreation Commissioners. To learn more about the study and to subscribe to updates, please visit https://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/projects/2021-2022-outdoor-pickleball-study or contact Oliver Bazinet at oliver.bazinet@seattle.gov.

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Celebrate Earth Day with Seattle Parks & Recreation https://seattlewto.org/celebrate-earth-day-with-seattle-parks-recreation/ Wed, 13 Apr 2022 21:16:10 +0000 https://seattlewto.org/celebrate-earth-day-with-seattle-parks-recreation/ Earth Week 2022, April 19and – 23rd Since 1970, Earth Day has been held annually on April 22 to help raise awareness and provide opportunities to learn 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 […]]]>

Earth Week 2022, April 19and – 23rd

Since 1970, Earth Day has been held annually on April 22 to help raise awareness and provide opportunities to learn 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 Earth Week activities.

Visit our YouTube page to learn about everything from growing microgreens to what you can find under a rock at low tide. Earth Week 2022 – YouTube

StoryWalk®

Reading and the outdoors go together like children and playgrounds! The Seattle Public Library and Seattle Parks and Recreation are collaborating to bring you StoryWalk® in the parks from Tuesday April 19 to Sunday April 24.

A walk of stories® is an outdoor reading experience: a picture book is set up on panels along a walking route, where families can read while walking (or skipping or skipping) and enjoy the outdoors.

You can find the StoryWalks from Tuesday April 19 to Sunday April 24 on Herring House Park (Tualtwx), Lincoln Park, Lac Vert (near the community center) and Genesee Park (between the playground and the community center).

Earth Day Celebration at Denny Park

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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 spend time outdoors in the park this #EarthDay. Lawn games from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and buskers will perform from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

State Park Discover Pass Free Day Friday, April 22

Planning to explore outside the Seattle area on Earth Day? Friday, April 22 is a free Discover Pass day with Washington State Parks! You can visit any park in Washington State without having to pay a fee.

A photo of Mount Rainier.  In the foreground, trees and a winding road.

Stroll through Seattle’s largest park – Discovery Park

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High Point Earth Day Event

Saturday April 23rd 1-3 p.m.

Location: Commons Park, 3201 SW Graham St, Seattle, WA 98126

Seattle Parks Naturalists will host a booth with arts activities and educational information for Earth Day at the High Point Earth Day event in West Seattle.

Discovery Park Bird Tour

A group of 5 look through binoculars while birdwatching at Discovery Park.

Saturday April 23, 8-10 a.m.

Experience the joy of birdwatching. Join experienced birders as they explore Discovery Park’s many habitats in search of migrants as well as year-round residents. register here ($5 for ages 8 and up).

Earth Week Family Yoga

Saturday, April 23, 11 a.m. – 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 practicing poses, mindfulness and relaxation. This family yoga offer is suitable for children aged 7 and over. register here ($7).

Earth Week DIY Microgreens Kit

A clear plastic container holds large microgreens with thin stems and green leaves.

Grow your own MICROVERTS 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. The kits will be ready for collection at the Discovery Park Visitor Center during our regular business hours between April 23 and April 30. Reserve your kit here for $5.

Nature City Challenge 2022

From Friday 29 April to Monday 1 May

Join Seattle Parks Naturalists and Seattle Urban Nature Guides on a walk and participate in the Nature City Challenge 2022. The walks are an opportunity to meet new people, get help downloading/using the iNaturalist app (required to participate in the City Nature Challenge) and help document the incredible diversity of nature in our Seattle parks.

Friday 04/29, 4-6 p.m.

Lincoln Park – the Upper Parking Information Kiosk

Saturday 4/30, 10am-12pm

Carkeek Park – Lower Lot next to the “Lower Meadow” near the gazebo

Sunday 5/1, 1-3 p.m.

Magnuson Park – building 30 parking lot

Monday 5/2, 10am-12pm

Seward Park – across from the Audubon Center

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West Seattle Blog… | SURVEY: How should Seattle Parks’ additional funding be spent? https://seattlewto.org/west-seattle-blog-survey-how-should-seattle-parks-additional-funding-be-spent/ Sat, 02 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://seattlewto.org/west-seattle-blog-survey-how-should-seattle-parks-additional-funding-be-spent/ If you have some time this weekend – here is a three-part survey it requires a bit of pre-reading. here’s how Seattle Parks explains it: Seattle Parks and Recreation launched a survey to gather community input on priorities for the Park District’s next six-year budget. The Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners (BPRC) is responsible […]]]>

If you have some time this weekend – here is a three-part survey it requires a bit of pre-reading. here’s how Seattle Parks explains it:

Seattle Parks and Recreation launched a survey to gather community input on priorities for the Park District’s next six-year budget.

The Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners (BPRC) is responsible for keeping public meetings and make recommendations to the Superintendent of SPR for each six-year cycle of the Park District.

Beginning in late March 2022, the BPRC is launching a public process to review potential investments for Park District Cycle 2 (2023-2028), both at full Board meetings and through discussions more in-depth from the sub-committees.

In 2014, Seattle voters approved the Seattle Park District providing SPR with funds to increase investments in maintenance, recreation affordability, park development, and support for community programs.

The Seattle Park District’s first six-year cycle ran from 2015 to 2020. More information on the accomplishments and lessons learned throughout Cycle 1 is available in the End of cycle report and Associated annexes.

In 2020, Seattle Park District Cycle 2 planning was delayed twice due to uncertainties associated with the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic impacts. The City Council acting as the Park District Council has passed annual budgets for the Park District in 2021 and 2022.

The survey, which runs until May 12, asks a few questions about each of the three areas the budget would focus on – you can open each to at least browse the indexes to see if it’s an area you’re interested in ( for example, the first, “Improving Access and Services”, includes off-leash areas among other things). Park District Funding comes from property taxes approved by voters in 2014.

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Slog AM: Seattle Parks Department Opens Spacetime Wormhole, Sailors Go Coke, Jackson Confirmation Hearings Begin – Slog AM https://seattlewto.org/slog-am-seattle-parks-department-opens-spacetime-wormhole-sailors-go-coke-jackson-confirmation-hearings-begin-slog-am/ Mon, 21 Mar 2022 15:37:00 +0000 https://seattlewto.org/slog-am-seattle-parks-department-opens-spacetime-wormhole-sailors-go-coke-jackson-confirmation-hearings-begin-slog-am/ Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is ready to hand these bozo senators their lunch. Anna Moneymaker / Staff So is Seattle weather about to open a used car dealership or what? For some reason, the ST has its heart in its eyes for major pavement projects lately. This weekend they aired a puff piece that originally […]]]>

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is ready to hand these bozo senators their lunch. Anna Moneymaker / Staff

So is Seattle weather about to open a used car dealership or what? For some reason, the ST has its heart in its eyes for major pavement projects lately. This weekend they aired a puff piece that originally appeared in The Colombian on a magnificent motorway project which will surely not cause any climate change this time; and they ran an absolutely disconcerting editorial defending the Alaskan Way Traffic Trench mega-lane is taking shape on the waterfront.

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Lake City could be swept away today. Conservative media are reporting that Lake City could be in for a sweep this morning. These events certainly don’t seem to help, do they? It’s as if forcing homeless people to move from one place to another without helping them find housing only makes the problem worse.

There was a major plane crash in China. A Boeing 737 carrying 133 people crashed into a mountain in China. It’s a hard-to-reach area and bad weather slowed rescue efforts, and witnesses said it may have broken before the crash.

Did you hear? Bikes. For the sake of balance, Seattle weather also reposted a Bloomberg article on a recent increase in the popularity of cycling. Remember when Bruce Harrell promised he wouldn’t “driving with bicycles”? Visionary.

Are we stuck with KOMO? KOMO human misery correspondent Jonathan Choe took a break after snapping photos of people’s tents over the weekend to attend a March of the Proud Boys to Olympia, tweeting updates and posting photos that looked like pure public relations. (Rich will talk about that a bit later this morning.) People who called KOMO to complain about Choe’s weekend messages say they were told that “he wasn’t on that story for KOMO.” …despite posting from an account with “KOMO News” literally in the name…and then there’s this video of him saying “I’m with KOMO News.” On Twitter, a member of Cancel Culture (it’s an organization, right?) asked “when does KOMO lose its broadcast license?” I’m glad you asked, because I happened to be reading about how civil rights activists have used FCC licensing challenges to help unseat Southern racists! I’ll put my thoughts in the next paragraph so you can skip it if you don’t care.

In the United States, airwaves are considered public property and companies using them must be licensed by the FCC. The first successful station broadcast license challenge was in 1964, in Mississippi, with WLBT. The station was run by a hideous fanatic, and they did things like cut off the national news feed whenever a black person appeared; local news anchors used racial slurs; a white power group ran a bookstore across the hall. A coalition of civil rights leaders challenged the station’s license as not “in the public interest,” and ultimately the FCC wrested the license from the zealots and gave it to a diverse board that named the first black station manager in the country. Similar efforts were attempted elsewhere over the following decades, but it is very very hard to win. I’m not saying it’s not worth it corn!

Sorry to be inside baseball this morning. That’s it for talking about the news industry, I promise. I know, we are only a small blog, why a Foreigner did the writer get so pissed off about big press companies for decent people? I don’t know, I guess I just find it depressing to watch these playground games at a time when the journalism industry is essentially having a sellout.

Hearings have begun for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. We have already heard the opening remarks, and now senators are about to start grilling Judge Jackson before his alleged confirmation by the Supreme Court. She can be confirmed without any Republican votes, so unless someone has a surprise up their sleeve, it’ll probably go relatively well.

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Horse! After mentioning an equine disease that circulates Last week, reader Blaine was kind enough to send in a photo of their horse, 3-year-old Ellie-Smelly. Look at those pretty eyes! Thank you for continuing to send me photos of your animals.

Hammantaschen. I was told that Einstein’s in District U is the place to go for Hamantaschen with toppings, jam, poppy seeds and halva.

Hey, you have your long term use in my temporary use. Kudos to the Seattle Parks & Rec Department for opening a wormhole in space and time with their description of the new signage as being for “temporary long term use”. The sign in question tells users of the Green Lake outer loop, “pedestrian use only, no wheels”, but the fun part is that the wheels actually are allowed, as mobility devices and strollers are fine. And that puts aside the ridiculousness of telling kids on bikes that they can’t ride in the park, but instead have to ride the traffic lanes at 30 mph. Either way, Parks & Rec is collect feedback all over that pot of beef.

Condolences to Uganda. This weekend it was announced that the Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, died in Seattle. The Ugandan government had paid half a million dollars to transport him here for medical treatment.

Hey, do you want to help people get online? Cyberspace! The information highway! Modems! The City of Seattle wants your grant application to a digital equity effort to connect nonprofit organizations with communities that need better access to online services. The first information session is this Wednesday, and it will be held online — oh-ho, a little test of your computer skills!

No Pepsi. Coke. Say goodbye to choosing a new generation – Coke is the real thing now. The Mariners just signed a deal to make Coke the “official fan refresh.” Is that a bottle of water in your hand? GET OUT OF HERE WITH THIS SHIT. Just to make things more complicated, here’s a 7-Up commercial from the 1970s that I’ve always loved.

Honestly folks, the more I hear about Bothell… A bill that would have improved city planning around climate change issues failed in Olympia this year, but Bothell will press ahead with its comprehensive plan as if it had passed – take climate change seriously instead of just talking about it. How does this little town circle around us?

My wish for you is to have a meeting as adorable as that of this couple. I don’t know if they’re actually on a date or not, but it looks like it!

The audacity of this symphonic poem. This weekend I came across a transcript of a speech given by a congressman in 1950, and it’s just a HOOT. I wandered around the house muttering “he’s mom and he’s dad” to myself.

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West Seattle Blog… | FOLLOW-UP: Next Step in Seattle Parks Tennis and Pickleball Study https://seattlewto.org/west-seattle-blog-follow-up-next-step-in-seattle-parks-tennis-and-pickleball-study/ Wed, 16 Mar 2022 21:43:00 +0000 https://seattlewto.org/west-seattle-blog-follow-up-next-step-in-seattle-parks-tennis-and-pickleball-study/ (Reader’s photo, 2021) Back in January Seattle Parks launched a survey to find out more about the use of pickleball and tennis. Next step, as announced today, an online meeting: Seattle Parks and Recreation is seeking input from tennis and pickleball players on how best to support the growth of pickleball. Please join us online […]]]>

(Reader’s photo, 2021)

Back in January Seattle Parks launched a survey to find out more about the use of pickleball and tennis. Next step, as announced today, an online meeting:

Seattle Parks and Recreation is seeking input from tennis and pickleball players on how best to support the growth of pickleball. Please join us online Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. To register, visit zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsf-2rrTwqE9bpE6f9JbwvhTUl7WUYt3RW

This online event is part of the 2021-2022 Pickleball Study funded by the Seattle Park District. The project team will use feedback from our community survey, project advisory board and community meetings to recommend revisions to our dual-stripe practices, assess dual-stripe standards, and compile a list of potential sites for dedicated pickleball. . The team looks forward to presenting the pickleball study work, feedback to date and next steps at this meeting. Thank you to the more than 3,300 people who responded to our pickleball survey earlier this year. Please continue your involvement and join us at this meeting to learn more and provide your feedback.

An advisory committee is meeting throughout the study and additional community engagement will include an additional public meeting.

To learn more about the study and to subscribe to updates, please visit seattle.gov/parks/about-us/projects/2021-2022-outdoor-pickleball-study or contact Olivier Bazinet at oliver.bazinet@seattle.gov.

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Starting April 4, masks are no longer required at Seattle parks and recreation facilities https://seattlewto.org/starting-april-4-masks-are-no-longer-required-at-seattle-parks-and-recreation-facilities/ Fri, 11 Mar 2022 19:06:33 +0000 https://seattlewto.org/starting-april-4-masks-are-no-longer-required-at-seattle-parks-and-recreation-facilities/ On April 4, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) will no longer require masks to be worn at recreation facilities. You can learn more about Public Health – Seattle King County website about changes and masking recommendations. Although masks are no longer mandatory after April 4, we encourage you to read the information provided by health […]]]>

On April 4, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) will no longer require masks to be worn at recreation facilities.

You can learn more about Public Health – Seattle King County website about changes and masking recommendations.

Although masks are no longer mandatory after April 4, we encourage you to read the information provided by health officials and make the best decision for you and your family about whether or not to wear a mask in SPR facilities and programs.

We ask that you stay home if you feel sick and keep social distancing. And if you contract COVID-19, we’ll ask you about your vaccination status to determine when it’s safe for you to return to programming.

After April 4, masks will still be required when riding in a Seattle Parks and Recreation vehicle.

We are aware that our mask changes are coming up a few weeks later than county guidelines, but this time allows us to synchronize public masking requirements with City of Seattle staff mask requirements.

We appreciate the overwhelming adherence to all of the COVID-19 safety protocols we have put in place over the past two years, as well as your patience and the support of our team as we navigate each phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For questions or concerns regarding the Immunization Verification Policy, please contact Public Health – Seattle King County COVID-19 Call Center, 206-477-3977.

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Seattle Parks Department: Westcrest Park Playground Equipment Update https://seattlewto.org/seattle-parks-department-westcrest-park-playground-equipment-update/ Mon, 07 Mar 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://seattlewto.org/seattle-parks-department-westcrest-park-playground-equipment-update/ This new play structure replaces a wooden one that has deteriorated beyond repair. The playground has been closed for safety reasons and will reopen this fall when the installation is complete. Illustration courtesy of Seattle Parks information from the Seattle Parks Department Seattle Parks and Recreation will begin construction this summer and install new play […]]]>

This new play structure replaces a wooden one that has deteriorated beyond repair. The playground has been closed for safety reasons and will reopen this fall when the installation is complete.

Illustration courtesy of Seattle Parks

information from the Seattle Parks Department

Seattle Parks and Recreation will begin construction this summer and install new play equipment at Westcrest Park. The playground has been closed for safety reasons and will reopen in the fall of 2022 when the installation is complete.

This new play structure replaces a wooden structure that has deteriorated beyond repair and the play area has been closed for safety reasons.

Seattle Park District is funding the work. Approved by voters in 2014, the Seattle Park District is providing more than $47 million annually in long-term funding to address the major $267 million maintenance backlog for Seattle Parks and Recreation as well as other facilities including the aquarium and zoo. In addition, it provides funds to improve and rehabilitate community centers, preserve the urban forest, perform day-to-day maintenance of parks and facilities, provide more recreational opportunities for people in underserved communities, provide programs for people from all ages and abilities, and acquiring and developing new land within the park.

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West Seattle Blog… | WEST SEATTLE PARKS: Camp Long reopens, with an invite for you https://seattlewto.org/west-seattle-blog-west-seattle-parks-camp-long-reopens-with-an-invite-for-you/ Fri, 04 Mar 2022 22:25:00 +0000 https://seattlewto.org/west-seattle-blog-west-seattle-parks-camp-long-reopens-with-an-invite-for-you/ (February photos courtesy of Camp Long) It’s the view of Schurmann Rock at Long camp. After a long period of pandemic closure, the 68-acre park at 5200 35th SW has “softly reopened,” opening up opportunities to not only visit, but help guide its future. First, here’s what we learned from the supervisor at Camp Long […]]]>

(February photos courtesy of Camp Long)

It’s the view of Schurmann Rock at Long camp. After a long period of pandemic closure, the 68-acre park at 5200 35th SW has “softly reopened,” opening up opportunities to not only visit, but help guide its future. First, here’s what we learned from the supervisor at Camp Long Matt Kostle:

Camp Long Park is open at the following times:

Tuesday to Sunday – Doors are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

(Sanitary blocks may close a little earlier to allow time for staff to close the entire facility)

We are now accepting full capacity rentals for the following:

-Main bedrooms of the Lodge (upstairs bedroom, basement, kitchen)
– Outdoor shelters
-Exterior large ring of fire

We plan to open the rentals of our chalets soon

Our Challenge course and our climbing wall are also available for groups to register for the program!

For rentals and general park information, contact Nancy Mitchell 206-684-7434 camp.long@seattle.gov

For Challenge educational course programs, contact: Maggie Riederer maggie.riederer@seattle.gov

Kostle adds: “We are moving to these new times and rentals and with limited staff we may not have as much availability for rentals and the opening and closing of the park may not be at the exact times published, but we are working to transition to these times and availability to keep the park open and rentals available to use.”

He also told us, “During the pandemic we have also been able to make some major upgrades to the facilities, the biggest of which is the addition of WIFI now available at the main lodge in addition to some large smart TVs so people can organize meetings. , conferences, presentations, etc. here and still reach a wider digital audience!”

Now, this is where you come in. Camp Long is revitalizing its advisory board and would like to hear from potential members. Here is that ad:

Help Make Camp Long an Epic Destination – Become an Advisory Board Member:

Represent and engage the community
Advocate on behalf of the community
Advise on programs and activities that meet community needs
Assist with fundraising and promotions
Organization of events and voluntary participation

RSVP today to join us for a virtual session of information and interest on Tuesday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m.

Or contact sebastian.wilson@seattle.gov206-265-1378

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Seattle Parks and Recreation Launches Final “Fabric of the Community” Survey for N. Rainier Landbank Site https://seattlewto.org/seattle-parks-and-recreation-launches-final-fabric-of-the-community-survey-for-n-rainier-landbank-site/ Wed, 02 Mar 2022 09:27:19 +0000 https://seattlewto.org/seattle-parks-and-recreation-launches-final-fabric-of-the-community-survey-for-n-rainier-landbank-site/ Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) needs final community design input for the North Rainier Landbank park site located just north of the Safeway on S Charlestown St. between 34th and 35th Ave S. Please get involved. Neighbors of all ages are encouraged to participate and have their say on the textile designs that reflect the […]]]>

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) needs final community design input for the North Rainier Landbank park site located just north of the Safeway on S Charlestown St. between 34th and 35th Ave S. Please get involved. Neighbors of all ages are encouraged to participate and have their say on the textile designs that reflect the Rainier neighborhood.

Please complete this short online survey (https://seattle.surveymonkey.com/r/rainierfabric) and provide feedback on fabric samples suggested by the community. The goal of this engagement effort is to narrow down the textile/fabric designs we have gathered from the community and incorporate them into the design of the park.

SPR purchased two sites adjacent to the original park parcel, creating a significant new neighborhood park just over an acre in size and consistent with expressed community interests. Construction of the park will begin in the summer of 2022. The park will offer multi-generational activities and incorporate universal accessibility in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. A fitness area with exercise equipment for teens and adults is made possible by Kaiser Permanente Washington.

Initial funding for this park is provided by the Seattle Park District. Additionally, to help with the development costs of the new plots, SPR applied for several grants. We are awaiting final grant award letters before completing construction documents.

For more information, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/north-rainier-landbanked-site-park-development. For questions about the project, please contact Mike Schwindeller at mike.schwindeller@seattle.gov or 206-615-1165

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Apply for Seattle Parks Financial Aid Scholarship Program 2022-2023 https://seattlewto.org/apply-for-seattle-parks-financial-aid-scholarship-program-2022-2023/ Sun, 06 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://seattlewto.org/apply-for-seattle-parks-financial-aid-scholarship-program-2022-2023/ The Seattle Parks & Recreation Scholarship Program, funded by the Seattle Park District, provides financial assistance to individuals and families who wish to participate in our programs and activities. Assistance is based on family size and income and is available to anyone who meets the criteria, including seniors and people with disabilities. Scholarship applications are […]]]>

The Seattle Parks & Recreation Scholarship Program, funded by the Seattle Park District, provides financial assistance to individuals and families who wish to participate in our programs and activities.

Assistance is based on family size and income and is available to anyone who meets the criteria, including seniors and people with disabilities.

Scholarship applications are encouraged from all individuals, regardless of citizenship or immigration status.

If you are unable to produce verification of income using accepted documents, Seattle Parks and Recreation will work with you to find alternate methods of confirming your income.

Scholarships help make our programs and activities more accessible to the community and can provide discounts at any Seattle Parks and Recreation facility or program, including classes, swimming, enrichment programs, recreation lifelong (50+), programs for special populations, environmental learning center programs, before and after school child care, and much more

Zumba classes at the Rainier Beach Community Center

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