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 http://www.seattle.gov/humanservices/children_families/nutrition/summer_food.htm for more information.

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