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Apply for a Park Use Permit

Permits required to reserve a playfield, facility, stage or performing arts area, or to use a park for a large [...]

Apply for the Major Projects Challenge Fund

Seattle Park District Major Projects Challenge Fund provides a funding match for large projects.

Apply to the Neighborhood Matching Fund

Matching dollars for community projects to enhance and strengthen their neighborhoods.

Apply to the Neighborhood Park and Street Fund

Funds to neighborhoods for small-scale improvements to streets and parks.

Become a Zoo Member

Choose a membership that fits your unique family!

Donate to Seattle Parks

Support Parks and Recreation.

Find a Community Center

Seattle Parks has community centers in neighborhoods throughout the city.

Find a Garden

Seattle Parks and Recreation's special gardens are some of Seattle's most beautiful and inspiring places.

Find a Park

A list of every public park in Seattle

Find a Pool

Indoor and outdoor pools, wading pools and spray parks.

Find a P-Patch Community Garden

Gardens are located throughout the city.

Find a Skate Park

Find skateparks, skatespots and skatedots throughout the city.

Find a Toddler Gym or Indoor Play Area

Seattle Parks & Recreation has multiple Indoor Play areas to choose from!

Find a Trail

Seattle Parks and Recreation has miles of developed and semi-developed trails.

Find A Wading Pool

36 opportunities for outdoor aquatic fun!

Find an Environmental Learning Center

Seattle’s environmental learning centers offer programs at parks throughout the city.

Find an Off-Leash Area

Dogs can run, roll over, meet new friends, work out, play with their owners and socialize with canine friends.

Find an Outdoor Play Area

Seattle Parks has play areas in parks throughout the city.

Find League Sports Scores and Schedules

Sign-up to play and check how your team is doing.

Find Parks Project Status

View information about current Parks projects.

Find Parks Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities and parks, community centers and programs.

Find Seattle Parks and Recreation Jobs

Employment information and links for Seattle Parks and Recreation.

Go Boating

Shoreline access, lessons, rules and more.

Go Golfing

Golfing opportunities are available for at all skill levels in Seattle.

Join the Seattle Aquarium

Support the Seattle Aquarium and join today or give the gift of membership!

Play Sports

Opportunities for adults and youth to recreate in an environment that fosters sportsmanship, skills, and passion.

Reserve a Park Facility

Seattle Parks has sites and facilities to accommodate everything from small meetings to major indoor/outdoor events.

Reserve a Picnic Site

Find picnic sites in neighborhoods around the city.

Reserve a Sports Field

Athletic fields that can be scheduled for various sports/activities throughout the year.

Reserve a Wedding or Ceremony Site

Seattle parks and gardens make pleasant and charming setting for outdoor ceremonies.

Sign Up for Camps

Camps for all youth ages 3-17.

Sign Up for Classes & Programs

Online registration system for Parks classes and programs.

Tour the Boundary Hydroelectric Project

Get a behind the scenes look at how Seattle's power is generated.

Tour the Skagit

Tour the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project (Powerhouse, boat, walking tours).

Train to be a Lifeguard

Jobs in indoor and outdoor pools and beaches.

20 Programs

Adaptive Streets Program

Experiments with new public spaces and street improvements.

Amy Yee Tennis Center

Tennis courts and programs for youth and adults.


A variety programs ranging from swim lessons to water zumba that take place in the City's public pools and lakes.

Children's Programs

Provides social, recreational, and physical development of children and youth of all ages, abilities and interests.

Citywide Athletics

Sport teams for adults and youth in communities throughout Seattle.

Conservation Corps

An employment program for formerly troubled people.

Environmental Learning

Programs and classes that teach environmental stewardship.

Good Food

Promotes healthy lifestyles through community garden activities and other workshops.

Healthy Parks, Healthy You

Promotes physical activity and wellness programs that serve our diverse community.

LGBTQ Programs

Diverse programming for people in the LGBTQ community.

Lifelong Recreation

Diverse programming for adults 50 and better and adults suffering with memory loss.

Major Projects Challenge Fund

Funding significant improvements or expansions to existing Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities.

Nature Kids Preschool

A Nature-based preschool program for Kids 3-5 years.

Parks and Green Spaces Levy

Passed in 2008, it totaled $146 million and lasted from 2009 through 2014.

Parks and Recreation Volunteer Program

Volunteer with Seattle Parks and Recreation.

Public Space Management

Promotes and manages activation of public space in the right-of-way.


RecTech makes technology accessible to the community and teaches tech skills.

Seattle Park District

Collects property taxes to help fund Seattle Parks and Recreation.

Specialized Programs

Diverse programming for people with disabilities.

Teen Programs

Diverse programming for teens.