Seattle Parks and Recreation offers many activities and events for you and your family! Our mission is to provide welcoming and safe opportunities to play, learn, and build community, and to promote responsible stewardship of the land. Available at various community centers and facilities, our activities include:
- Toddler Indoor Play Areas
- Preschool Programs
- Before and After School Programs
- Youth Sports
- Teen Programs
- Swimming · Boating
- Specialized Programs
- Summer Camps
- Environmental stewardship/education programs
- Tennis Programs
- And many others!
If you want to just enjoy the outdoors, picnic with your family, and stroll or run on our trails, check out the wide variety of parks and trails that we offer!
And don’t forget about our downtown/center city parks! There are many activities and events throughout the year.
To see all our offerings, please visit our website.
BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
Do you want your child to have fun, engaging opportunities that support continued learning and personal growth outside of school? The atmosphere at our program is one that emphasizes community relationships, but also recognizes individual achievement, creativity and original thinking. We make it our mission to promote self-awareness, self-control, conflict resolutions skills and positive decision-making abilities. Our trained staff works daily to offer activities in areas such as: arts and culture, environmental stewardship, health and fitness, academic support and more.
- For children 5 years through 12 years
- We ensure quality and consistent care with qualified staff
- We welcome all members of the community
- A morning and afternoon snack will be provided
- Scholarship applications may be picked up at your local community center. DSHS child care subsidies are also accepted.
For more information, please visit http://arcseattle.org/programs/programs-for-children-ages-5-12/.
Our school-readiness preschool program meets the development needs of young children, focusing on emotional, social, physical, and cognitive skills. Classrooms are set up with rich environments, fun-filled learning areas, consistent schedules and routines, and both large and small group times. Preschool activities include art, blocks, dramatic play, library time, cooking, discovery science, singing, and outdoor play.
- For children ages 3-5 years.
- Low teacher-child ratio of 1:8.
- Staff is trained in Early Childhood curriculum, CPR/First Aid, Food Handling.
- Children need to be fully potty trained (no diapers or pull-ups permitted).
- Affordable rates (scholarships available!)
For more information, please visit http://arcseattle.org/programs/programs-for-children-ages-3-5/.
Looking for new ways to engage your toddler? Need a break from chasing your little one around? Leave it to us! Seattle Parks and Recreation has multiple Indoor Play areas to choose from with a variety of activities and themed events!
For more information, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/children/play.htm.
EXPLORE THE OUTDOORS
Seattle’s environmental learning centers offer programs at parks throughout the city. These programs are hands-on experiences employing games, props, and activities to enhance the learning adventure. They are developed to give people a positive experience outdoors and a sense of community and connection with our green spaces. Every quarter, new programs are offered based upon the seasons and the interests of the public. Pre-registration is required for all programs.
For more information, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/environment/learning.htm.