Other Ways to Help


Each year, we receive more applications for financial aid than we are able to fund. With your help, we can offer scholarships to all youth, adults, and families who qualify for a scholarship. Visit Associated Recreation Council (ARC) to learn more or call 206-684-5177 to donate now.

Support your Park

Contribute to the quality of life in your neighborhood and invest in green, open spaces. Visit Seattle Parks Foundation to learn more about giving options and donate online.

Donating Goods or Items

For structural items such as playground equipment or non-structural items such as sand for a sandbox, please contact our main help line at PKS_Info@seattle.gov or 206-684-4075. We will evaluate the request and, if it seems feasible, will consult other staff (such as a landscape architect or structural engineer) as needed. Seattle Parks and Recreation complies with all pertinent standards and safety regulations, especially for children's play areas, so we are restricted in what we are able to use.

For recreational items like board games, ping-pong tables, and sports equipment, please contact your local community center.
We cannot accept:

  • Most trees
  • Retail-grade toys for children's play areas
  • Koi
  • Most fitness equipment
  • Most furniture