Seattle Parks celebrates a Week Without Violence Oct. 17-24

604,080 seconds. 10,080 minutes. 168 hours. Seven days. Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Youth Violence Prevention Team (YVPT) invite everyone between the ages of 12 and19 to participate in a Week Without Violence October 17-24. This week gives youth a chance to express their feelings about violence in their community and provides safe, fun recreation programs and activities.

The Week Without Violence will kick off on Friday Oct. 17 with a Rainier Beach teen swim from 7 to 9 p.m. Rainier Beach Community Center and Pool is located at 8825 Rainier Ave. S. Food will be provided and there will be informational booths for youth.

On Tuesday, Oct. 21, teens can enjoy the Skate for Peace event at Southgate Roller Rink from 5 to 7 p.m. The rink is located at 9646 17th Ave. SW, Seattle, 98106. The facility has a snack bar, but fruits and veggies will be available for free.

On Wednesday, Oct. 22, teens will venture to the corn mazes at Carpinito Farms from 4 to 6 p.m. The farms are located at 1148 Central Ave. N, Kent 98032.

On Thursday, Oct. 23, there will be an awards dinner to honor teens who have demonstrated outstanding community service from 5 to 7 p.m. at Montlake Community Center. The community center is located at 1618 E Calhoun St. Seattle, 98112. Dinner will be provided.

On Friday, Oct. 24, teens are invited to Peace on the Beach at Alki Beach from 6 to 9 p.m. Participants will meet at the Alki Bathouse located at 2701 Alki Ave SW. There will be group discussions along with pizza and s’more making on the beach.

For more information about events, on how to sign up, or transportation contact Seattle Parks and Recreation Recreation Leader Laura Wilburn at 206-684-7422 or

To learn more about the week and Seattle Parks teen programs visit


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