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Seattle Parks and Recreation partners with the Associated Recreation Council (ARC) to offer a variety of recreational and life long learning programs, classes and activities to citizens throughout Seattle.

ARC, incorporated in 1975 as an independent nonprofit organization, supports this work through the ARC Board of Directors and a system of 38 advisory councils. Citizen volunteers on the board and advisory councils help to enhance the mission and vision of Parks by providing a connection to the community and advocating for the success of citywide recreation services.

The current agreement with ARC will be reviewed in 2028. This partnership continues to be an excellent example of a public/private partnership serving the best interests of the Seattle community.


The Advisory Councils assist in providing programs and services to the community and advise the Department of Parks and Recreation regarding programs, services, facilities and operations.
» View advisory council list

Updated October 6, 2010

The Opportunity Fund
The Advisory Council Opportunity Fund is a grant fund created by the ARC Board of Directors to accept voluntary contributions from member advisory councils for the sole purpose of making strategic grant awards to member advisory councils in support of programs, classes, activities and projects that promote quality recreation programming in partnership with the City of Seattle Parks & Recreation Department.
» 2009 Opportunity Fund   Guidelines (PDF)

RecTech Coalition
RecTech represents the technology learning and opportunity programs provided in community centers computer labs.
» RecTech

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