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Another great season lies ahead for Center City Parks with arts, concerts, festivals and random acts of urban fun. Our park concierges have information to help you plan your visit and games so that you can play in the park.

Thank you!

Thank you for a great summer season. Check back for more downtown events in the fall and winter seasons coming soon.


Art in the Park @ South Lake Union
May 7, June 4 and Thursdays, July 9 - October 1, 10am - Dusk
Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N.
Unique and fun handcrafts by local artists and craftspeople

Fitness, games, and books

Drop-in Bocce: Daily, Occidental Square Park.Borrow balls atinformation kiosk.
Drop-in Chess: Daily, Bell Street, Hing Hay, Westlake and Occidental Square Parks
Drop-in Ping Pong: Daily, Hing Hay, Pier 62/63, Westlake and Occidental Square Parks
Used Books Sales from the Seattle Public Library: Mon-Fri, June 1 – Sept 30, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Freeway Park

Parks, Off Leash Areas & Community Centers


Seattle Parks and Recreation welcomes your dogs to explore and enjoy most parks (on a leash), and we offer 14 exciting Off-Leash exceptions with 4 in the Downtown area!

At these designated off-leash areas, dogs are free to run, roll over, meet new friends, work out, play with their owners and socialize with their canine friends.

Denny Park
Kinnear Park
Plymouth Pillars Park
Regrade Park

Downtown Seattle has two beautiful community centers for you to explore which offer classes, programs, drop-in activities and special events for people of all ages. Or rent a space for your own event.

Belltown Community Center
Community Center Information: 206-684-7245
Address: 415 Bell St, 98121 (Map It)

International District/Chinatown Community Center
Information: 206-233-0042 | TTY 206-233-7061
Address: 719 8th Ave S, 98104 (Map It)

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Updated September 23, 2015

Center City Walking Routes
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Dancing til Dusk


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