Resources about how the City manages and engages residents in learning about our natural resources.

A long term vision for increasing tree canopy cover in Seattle.
Ecosystem services are the environmental benefits provided by urban trees. These benefits include trapping and slowing rain water, energy conservation, carbon sequestration, heat island reduction, and improvements to air and water quality.
VMPs guide the growth, development, and maintenance of parks and open spaces. Each VMP is designed to bring together the diverse interests at work (and at play) in a park or open space
Discover your local environment through programs and events at one of these environmental learning centers.
Annual progress reports tracking the City's goal to reach 30% canopy cover.
Visit the Department of Parks and Recreation's site to use the handy park finder to over 400 parks and open areas.
Department of Transportation page helps you select an appropriate tree and location in your right of way and follow the necessary processes for permitting and maintenance.
Supporting a healthy environment is one of Seattle Parks and Recreation’s fundamental outcomes as an organization, together with healthy people, strong communities and financial sustainability. Seattle Parks and Recreation's 2013 environmental stewardship report shows our commitment to track and report our work through enhanced performance management. The information will be used to recognize achievements and identify opportunities for improvement.