Parks’ Late Night program to serve free hot meals to teens

Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Late Night Recreation Program will start offering free hot and healthy meals to participants of the Late Night Program beginning in September 2015. The Late Night program serves teens ages 13-19.

Meals will be provided at the sites listed below:

  • Garfield Teen Life Center, Friday and Saturday 8-9:30 p.m.
  • Rainier Community Center, Friday and Saturday 8-9:30 p.m.
  • Rainier Beach Community Center, Friday and Saturday 8-9:30 p.m.
  • Van Asselt Community Center, Saturday 8-9:30 p.m.
  • High Point Community Center, Friday 8-9:30 p.m.
  • South Park Community Center, Friday 8-9:30 p.m.
  • Southwest Teen Life Center, Friday and Saturday 8-9:30 p.m.

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The Late Night Recreation Program, under the leadership of Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Citywide Young Adults program, is open to youth ages 13-19.

Seattle Parks was awarded a sponsorship from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child and Adult Care Food Program administered by the state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). Meals will be made available to Late Night Program participants at no separate charge without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

The USDA prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Discrimination Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to the department by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Way Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. The six protected classes in the Child and Adult Care Food Program are: race, color, national origin, sex, age and disability.




Seattle Parks offers free lunches and activities during summer break

Youth work on a craft project during their visit to Seattle Parks’ Summer Food Service and Expanded Recreation program.

School may be out, but Seattle Parks and Recreation wants to make sure children still have the opportunity to have healthy meals during the week. Take a look at the listings below to find out where your child can receive free lunches this summer.

Summer Food and Expanded Recreation Program
Seattle Parks will be hosting free, drop-in programs for kids ages 5-14 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday-Friday from June 22 – Aug. 21. Events will take place rain or shine.

Free lunches are available at the below sites each day from noon – 1 p.m. and snacks are available from 3 – 3:30 p.m. Recreational activities may include arts and crafts, board games, organized recreational games and sports.

Dates and locations are subject to change. Call 206-615-0303 for more information.

  • Othello Playground, 4351 S. Othello St.
  • Maplewood Playfield, 4801 Corson Ave. S
  • Judkins Playground, 2150 S. Norman St.
  • Pratt Park, 1800 S. Main St.
  • Lakeridge Playground, 10145 Rainier Ave. S
  • Little Brook Park, 14043 32nd Ave NE
  • Highland Park, 1100 SW Cloverdale St.
  • Georgetown Park, 750 S. Homer St.
  • North Acres Park 12718 1st NE.

Summer Food Service Program
Seattle Parks will offer free lunches for ages 18 and under from noon-1 p.m. Monday-Friday from June 22-Aug. 14 at the following sites.

Dates and locations are subject to change. Call 206-615-0303 for more information.

  • Beacon Hill Playground, 1902 13th S
  • Beer Sheva Park, 8650 55th S
  • Brighton Playground, 6000 39th S
  • Peppi’s Playground, 3233 E. Spruce St.
  • Sandel Park, 9053 1st NW.
  • C. Hughes Playground 7907 30th Ave. SW

The free lunch program is a partnership between Seattle Parks and the Seattle Human Services Department’s Summer Food Services Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. See for more information.

If you have questions about the above listings, please call 206-615-0303.