Re-discover city’s trail system on National Trails Day, June 7

The first Saturday in June is traditionally an excellent weather day in Seattle and a perfect time to discover, celebrate, and learn about trails in the city as part of National Trails Day. This year, Seattle Parks and Recreation, together with community partners such as the Student Conservation Association, are coming together to raise awareness around trails and to restore and maintain them.

“National Trails Day is a time for Seattle to celebrate and enjoy their trails by engaging the public in not only the recreation side of trails, but also restoration,” said Parks Acting Superintendent Christopher Williams. “With more than 100 miles of trail in the city, there is always some place for you to explore. Our trails are enjoyed by all for everything from forest restoration, transportation short-cuts between neighborhoods, and plain old walks in the park.”

Seattle Parks and Recreation will celebrate National Trails Day with restoration projects at the following parks on Saturday, June 7, 2014:
• Discovery Park – Hidden Valley Trail
• Fauntleroy Park – Forrest Court Area
• Frink Park – 31st and Jackson Entrance
• Cheasty Mt. View – 28th Avenue Trail

Parks is also encouraging Seattleites to get out and explore the trails in their neighborhood and tell others by using the hashtag: #SEATRAILS on Twitter.

To register and volunteer click HERE.
Call: 206-684-4122

Seattle Parks volunteers log nearly 10,000 hours honoring Mother Nature

A volunteer assists with litter pick up at an Earth Month event at Golden Gardens park. The event was hosted by the Surfriders and the Environmental Protection Agency.


Thank you to all of the volunteers who participated in an Earth Month work party this year.

Seattle Parks and Recreation had 105 work parties in April. Volunteer Programs Coordinator Theresa McEwen estimated that 3,150 volunteers donated a total of 9,450 hours of service through Seattle Parks and our partner organizations.

Seventy-six volunteers participated in an Earth Month event at Golden Gardens park. The event was hosted by the Surfriders and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Work parties were sponsored by Seattle Parks, “Friends of” groups, Green Seattle Partnership, nonprofits, community organizations and local businesses.

We are grateful for the crew chiefs, senior gardeners, volunteer coordinators and community organizers who made all of this year’s events possible.

If you’re interested in volunteering with Seattle Parks, please click HERE for a list of upcoming opportunities.