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Photo by Dave Heston

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Parks and Recreation

Register Online for Classes and Programs

Seattle Parks and Recreation offers a wide variety of classes and activities in your neighborhood. Browse our online registration system, SPARC, to find activities and register online.

Go for a Swim

Colman PoolSeattle Parks and Recreation has eight indoor pools, two outdoor pools, eight beaches and wading pools throughout the city.

Find Recreation in your Community

Seattle Parks and Recreation manages 27 communities centers throughout the city, five environmental learning centers, two boating centers, an indoor tennis center and a performing arts center.

Have your Wedding or CeremonY in A Seattle Park

WeddingSeattle parks and gardens make lovely and inexpensive venues for your special day.

Have a Picnic in A Park

There are 26 beautiful parks located in Seattle that can be reserved from April 1st to October 31st.

Visit a Dog Off-Leash Area

dog parkAt designated off-leash areas, dogs are free to run, roll over, meet new friends, work out, play and socialize.

Find a P-Patch Community Garden

GardenThe Department of Neighborhoods’ P-Patch Program, in conjunction with the not-for-profit P-Patch Trust, provides organic community garden space for residents of 70 Seattle neighborhoods.

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