Seattle Parks and Recreation Labor Day closures

Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.

These facilities and services will be CLOSED:

  • Community centers
  • Environmental learning centers
  • Indoor swimming pools
  • Green Lake Small Craft Center
  • Baker Rowing and Sailing Center
  • Amy Yee Tennis Center

These facilities are OPEN:

  • Golf courses
  • Boat ramps
  • Beaches (Matthews, Madison, Mt. Baker, Seward, West Green Lake)
  • Lowery C. “Pop” Mounger Pool
  • Colman Pool
  • Wading pools (Green Lake, Lincoln Park, Van Asselt, Volunteer Park)
  • Spray Parks

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Camp Long CampOut provides immersive nature experience for low-income, immigrant and refugee families

Camp Long and community partners Delridge Neighborhood Development Association and National Wildlife Federation recently hosted the second Great American CampOut of 2018 at Camp Long. The CampOut program provides an immersive nature experience for low-income, immigrant and refugee families who live near Camp Long. Guests experience staying overnight in a rustic cabin with their neighbors, rock climbing, nature walks, community meals, and a classic American campfire with songs, stories and s’mores.
 
21 families (108 individuals) attended the event in August and 22 families (118 individuals) attended in June. These families were from Seattle Housing Authority communities in the Delridge and High Point neighborhoods. Participants represented home countries of Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Morocco, and more.
 
Camp Long CampOut was selected as a winner of the national Meet Me at the Park campaign and received a $20,000 grant from the National Recreation and Park Association and The Walt Disney Company. Community members voted for the winning project throughout Earth Month in April. Learn more here.

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Seattle Parks and Recreation planning to reopen outdoor pools and wading pools tomorrow, Aug. 23  

Based upon the current forecast predicting cleaner air in the region tomorrow, Seattle Parks and Recreation is planning on reopening our two outdoor pools, Colman Pool (8603 Fauntleroy Way SW) and Mounger Pool (2535 32nd Ave. W), as well as the remaining wading pools that are operating for the season (Green Lake, Volunteer Park, Van Asselt, and Lincoln Park wading pools) on Thursday, Aug. 23.

Seattle Parks and Recreation closed these facilities on Tuesday, Aug. 21 and Wednesday, Aug. 22 due to the poor air quality.

Before heading to a facility or program, please check our website or Twitter page for the latest opening/closure information.

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Duwamish Salmon Bake Fundraiser & Program – Sept. 8 at the Duwamish Longhouse

WHAT:  Duwamish Salmon Bake Fundraiser & Program

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center , 4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106

WHEN:  Saturday September 8th Food served at 12:00pm, Program begins at 1:00pm

Join the Duwamish Longhouse and Seattle Parks & Recreation for a Salmon Bake Fundraiser! $15 includes a Salmon Bake lunch and program presentation by Seattle Naturalist Jacob de Guzman.  Food served at noon and program begins at 1:00pm.

The interactions between forests and salmon are not always obvious but they are highly important and complex.  Come and learn how salmon interact with their forests and how those interactions help to sustain ecological systems.

 

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Youth volunteers complete Northgate mural project “Cosmic Unity”

Northgate Community Center recently spearheaded the creation of a new neighborhood mural. The mural, named “Cosmic Unity”, is located on the north facing retaining wall of the Pacific Medical Center Northgate Clinic’s parking lot. The wall faces the Northgate Community Center multipurpose room and wraps around to face the Thornton Creek Natural Area. Northgate Community Center staff worked with local youth to solicit design ideas to spruce up this once plain gray facade, which now bursts with colors and avian imagery.

Through a series of  brainstorming sessions, the youth in the area came up with the design concepts of unity, community, togetherness and peace. Artist Andrew Miller interpreted these concepts into the final design. During the two weeks of painting to complete the mural, teens went to the wall in small group or worked one-on-one with Andy to layout, draw and fill in the design. This was both a great learning experience for some of our young artists as well as an opportunity for them to take ownership of this new place-making feature in the Northgate community. In total, teens contributed over 20 hours of work to help develop the design idea and paint the mural. Pacific Medical Center will also be working with Seattle Parks and Recreation youth programs to provide guidance, clinic tours, and information to youth interested in careers in the medical field.

 

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