Swing into Fall

Seattle Playgrounds Reopen to the Public

Playtime will look a little different, though.

10/06/2020 By Carli Ricker

The Sporting Life

Seattle’s Lawn Bowlers Aren’t Going Down without a Fight

A story of passion, land disputes, and finely mowed grass.

04/17/2017 By Sydney Parker

Outdoor Tech

Seattle Parks Launches New Trails App

Find an urban trail—and help fix it—from your phone.

10/21/2016 By Jack Russillo


PubliCalendar: SDOT Talks Bike Safety

Today's picks for civic nerds

08/20/2014 By Kristen Farnam


Parks & Wreck: Seattle Parks District Vote

We love our green spaces in Seattle, but funding them has been a decades-long fight.

08/01/2014 By Matthew Halverson


PubliCalendar: Aid Seattle's Parks, Libraries, and Kids

Today's picks for civic nerds.

07/24/2014 By Ezra Parter


PubliCalendar: Support the Hungry, Advise the Police

Today's picks for civic nerds

07/22/2014 By Ezra Parter


PubliCalendar: Dandelions Be Gone

Today's picks for civic nerds.

07/17/2014 By Ezra Parter


PubliCalendar: Big Dinner, Bigger Data

Today's picks for civic nerds

07/15/2014 By Ezra Parter


PubliCalendar: Heists, Green Spaces, and Afghanistan

Today's picks for political and civic nerds.

11/26/2012 By Katie Vincent


Bike Group Says they Were Left Out of Bicycle Sundays Cutback Decision

The Cascade Bicycle Club says the organization was left out of the decision to cut back the popular Bicycle Sundays program, which closes Lake Washington Boulevard to car traffic on weekend days during the summer to give cyclists unimpeded access to the r

04/27/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Parks Maintenance Funding "Urgent," Parks Patrons Say

Seattle parks users overwhelmingly cite maintenance as an "urgent" need. Unfortunately, the parks levy voters approved in 2008 doesn't include any maintenance money.

04/13/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Queen Anne Community Group Planning Kinnear Park Multi-Use Trail

Lower Queen Anne's Kinnear Park may be getting a brand new multi-use trail thanks to the efforts of a grassroots community organization. The trail would offer bicycles and pedestrians a safe connection between Uptown and Myrtle Edwards park.

09/02/2010 By Josh Cohen

City Hall

Seattle Must Preserve Its World-Class Parks System

Dorsol Plants is still subbing for Dan Bertolet as a Cola columnist. Today, he argues that the city must prioritize its world-class parks system.

08/20/2010 By Dorsol Plants


35 Northwest Playgrounds

Great outdoor summer adventures in the water, on the ground, and high in the sky.

12/28/2008 By Courtney Nash