collected by Emerald Staff
(From Seattle Parks & Recreation)
Seattle Parks & Recreation have announced the cancellation of all programming, rentals, and permitted events, and will close all community centers, pools, and environmental learning centers to the public.
The move, which went into effect Friday and will last until at least April 13, is to comply with recent prohibitions on events with more than 250 people, and a prohibition on events with less than 250 people, unless they meet public health guidance on social distancing and hygiene.
Further details follow:
TEMPORARILY CLOSED: at least until April 13
- Facilities: All community centers, teen life centers, pools, small craft centers, environmental learning centers, and the Amy Yee Tennis Center are closed.
- Programs: All recreation and athletic programs, including swim lessons, lap swim, youth basketball league, drop-in sports and activities, track and field programs, tennis programs, exercise classes, dance classes, art classes, and teen programs are canceled.
- Rentals: All SPR facility rentals are canceled.
- Permitted events: All permitted events are canceled.
- Specialty gardens: The Volunteer Park Conservatory, Kubota Garden, and the Japanese Garden are closed.
- Shower program: SPR’s free shower program for Seattle Public Schools students and community members in need will continue at Delridge, Green Lake, Meadowbrook, Miller and Rainier community centers.
- Parks: All SPR parks, trails and open spaces are open (with the exception of the Volunteer Park Conservatory, Kubota Garden, and the Japanese Garden). Community members are encouraged to use our parks, but not to congregate and to follow public health guidance.
Please check the following resources for updates about SPR operations and facilities:
- Seattle Parks and Recreation Website: www.seattle.gov/parks
- Seattle Parks and Recreation Blog: https://parkways.seattle.gov/
- Seattle Parks and Recreation Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SeattleParksandRecreation/
- Seattle Parks and Recreation on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeattleParks
- Public Service Announcements made by the media about Seattle Parks and Recreation closures.
- Facility Voicemails: Please call your community center or pool for updates on their outgoing voicemail message
- Facility Facebook Pages
NOTE: Nearby Parks are still open to members of the public
Atlantic Street Park: seattle.gov/parks/find/parks/atlantic-street-park
Beacon Hill Playfield: seattle.gov/parks/find/parks/beacon-hill-playfield
Beer Sheva Park: seattle.gov/parks/find/parks/beer-sheva-park
Benefit Playground: seattle.gov/parks/find/parks/benefit-playground
Blanche Lavizzo Park: seattle.gov/parks/find/parks/blanche-lavizzo-park
Blue Dog Pond: seattle.gov/parks/find/parks/blue-dog-pond
Bradner Gardens Park: seattle.gov/parks/find/parks/bradner-gardens-park
Brighton Playfield: seattle.gov/parks/find/parks/brighton-playfield
Cheasty Boulevard: seattle.gov/parks/find/parks/cheasty-boulevard
Cheasty Natural Area: seattle.gov/parks/find/parks/cheasty-boulevard
Cleveland Playfield: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/find/parks/cleveland-playfield
College Street Park: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/find/parks/college-street-park
Colman Park: seattle.gov/parks/find/parks/colman-park
Colman Playground: seattle.gov/parks/find/parks/colman-playground
Columbia Park: seattle.gov/parks/find/parks/columbia-park
Daejeon Park: seattle.gov/parks/find/parks/daejeon-park
Dearborn Park: seattle.gov/parks/find/parks/dearborn-park
Donnie Chin International Children’s Park: seattle.gov/parks/find/parks/donnie-chin-international-childrens-park
Jefferson Park: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/find/parks/jefferson-park