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                                 Seattle Parks and Recreation
    Center City                                                                        Buskers
                                                                                       Street performers of all kinds will display their talents on accordions, guitars,
    explore Life Between                                                               flutes, violins, and sarods…the list is as varied as city life. The fun takes
    Buildings!!                                                                        place weekday lunchtimes and early evenings (and some weekends) in
    Downtown Parks 2011                                                                selected parks.
    FREE events and programs in arts, culture, and just plain fun enliven Seattle’s    Music in the Park
    downtown parks all summer long. Enjoy music concerts for adults and                Seattle Chamber Music
    kids, social dancing, outdoor movies, arts installations and performances,
    gardening classes, outdoor chess, bocce, and plenty more. Take advantage of        Society Summer Festival
    our diverse downtown neighborhoods and the fruits of city life!                    Westlake Park, 401 Pine St.
                                                                                       Fridays, 8 p.m.
    Occidental Square - Occidental Ave. S & S Main St.                                 July 8, 15, 22
    Hing Hay Park - 423 Maynard Ave. S                                                 Simulcast from Benaroya Hall on 98.1 Classical KING FM
    Freeway Park - 700 Seneca St.                                             206-283-8808
    Pioneer Square - 100 Yesler Way
    Westlake Park - 401 Pine St.                                                       Seattle SeaChordsmen
    Waterfront Park - 1301 Alaskan Way                                                 Barbershop Chorus & Quartets
    Lake Union Park - 860 Terry Ave. N                                                 Westlake Park, 401 Pine St.
    Victor Steinbrueck Park - 2001 Western Ave.                                        Thursdays, 6 – 6:30 p.m.
                                                                                       Begin your summer evening listening to great four-part, a cappella melodies
    Artsparks                                                                          sung in barbershop style by members of the Seattle SeaChordsmen, Seattle’s
    (Site-Specific Art in Downtown Parks)                                              barbershop chorus. The Seattle SeaChordsmen are a group of amateur
    Creative imaginations at work in Seattle’s vibrant arts community will             singers who come together each week to practice and enjoy performing this
    transform Occidental Square into an outdoor art space from June through            great American art form. Come enjoy songs from all decades of the 20th
    September. Installations, dance, and performance works of many varieties           century, for barbershop harmony is ageless in its appeal to singers. Come
    will go on all summer thanks to a partnership of Seattle Parks and Recreation,     enjoy songs from all decades of the 20th century, for barbershop harmony
    4Culture, and the Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs. Check the website   is ageless in its appeal to singers. The SeaChordsmen also provide service to
    for artists and schedules:                         the community, good fellowship, and vocal music education.
                                                                                       For more information, please see or call
    Movies                                                                             206-370-4085
    Center City Cinema: FREE                                                           July
    Outdoor Movies in the Park                                                         14               Seattle SeaChordsmen Chorus
    All movies begin at sunset and will be canceled in the case of rain.                21              What’s Cookin’ VLQ
    Jul 9       Kobe Terrace Park, Godzilla – English                                   28              What’s Cookin’ VLQ
    Aug 13      Kobe Terrace Park, Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams – Japanese,
                English subtitles                                                      August
    Aug 20      Hing Hay Park, Newsies – English, Spanish subtitles                    4                Raining Sounds Quartet
    Aug 27      Hing Hay Park, Karate Kid 2010 – English, Spanish subtitles            11               Seattle SeaChordsmen Chorus
    Sep 10      Kobe Terrace, Park, Howl’s Moving Castle – Japanese,                   18               Raining Sounds Quartet
                English subtitles                                                      25               SeaSharps Quartet
    Sep 17      12th Ave. & S King St., Three Seasons – Vietnamese with                September
                English subtitles
                                                                                       1                Raining Sounds Quartet
                                                                                       8                SeaSharps Quartet
                                    Printing courtesy of the                           15               Seattle SeaChordsmen Chorus
                                    Associated Recreation Council                      22               What’s Cookin’ VLQ

                                                2011 Summer Guide
                                       “Out to Lunch” Concerts
This concert series is presented by Crystal Mountain and produced by the Metropolitan Improvement District in cooperation with the Downtown Seattle
Association. Concerts start at noon.
   Wednesday, June 15                                      Wednesday, July 13                                     Wednesday, August 10
   Westlake Park                                           Waterfront Park                                        Two Union Square
   401 Pine St.                                            1301 Alaskan Way                                       601 Union St.
   The Moondoggies                                         Star Anna and The Laughing Dogs                        Pearl Django w/ Greta Matassa
   Friday, June 17                                         Friday, July 15                                        Friday, August 12
   Harbor Steps                                            Occidental Square                                      Harbor Steps
   1st Ave. and University St.                             Occidental Ave. S and S Main St.                       1st Ave. and University St.
   Hey Marseilles                                          Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks                              The Dusty 45s
   Wednesday, June 22                                      Wednesday, July 20                                     Wednesday, August 17
   Occidental Square                                       Federal Courthouse                                     Two Union Square
   Occidental Ave. S and S Main St.                        700 Stewart St.                                        601 Union St.
   Choklate                                                Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three                 Vicci Martinez
   Friday, June 24                                         Friday, July 22                                        Friday, August 19
   Harbor Steps                                            Waterfront Park                                        Harbor Steps
   1st Ave. and University St.                             1301 Alaskan Way                                       1st Ave. and University St.
   The Maldives                                            The Damnwells                                          The Harters
   Wednesday, June 29                                      Wednesday, July 27                                     Wednesday, August 24
   Bank of America Plaza                                   Bank of America Plaza                                  Two Union Square
   800 5th Ave.                                            800 5th Ave.                                           601 Union St.
   Kris Orlowski & The Passenger String Quartet            Ian McFearon                                           Portland Cello Project
   Friday, July 1                                          Friday, July 29                                        Friday, August 26
   Harbor Steps                                            Occidental Square                                      Harbor Steps
   1st Ave. and University St.                             Occidental Ave. S and S Main St.                       1st Ave. and University St.
   The Paperboys                                           Allen Stone                                            Clinton Fearon & Boogie Brown Band
   Wednesday, July 6                                       Wednesday, August 3                                    Wednesday, August 31
   Park Place/Freeway Park                                 Federal Courthouse                                     Bank of America Plaza
   700 Seneca St.                                          700 Stewart St.                                        800 5th Ave.
   Kristen Ward                                            Jovino Santos Neto                                     Orchestra Zarabanda
   Friday, July 8                                          Friday, August 5                                       Friday, September 2
   Harbor Steps                                            Westlake Park                                          Harbor Steps
   1st Ave. and University St.                             401 Pine St.                                           1st Ave. and University St.
   Rodney Crowell                                          Wheedle’s Groove                                       LeRoy Bell & His Only Friends

Seattle Presents
Seattle Presents, the free lunchtime performance series at City Hall, will sizzle this summer with outdoor performances by leading Seattle-area performers on
Thursdays on the City Hall plaza. All concerts are from noon to 1:30 p.m. In case of inclement weather, most performances will move inside the City Hall lobby
and end at 1 p.m. Learn more at:
July 7        Choklate Soul Siren with R&B roots                                   August 4      Curtains for You Retro pop rock with horns
July 14       Rouge French music for Bastille Day                                  August 11     Kore Ionz Groove heavy reggae
July 21       Danny Barnes Banjo virtuoso meets new country                        August 18     Show Brazil Samba de Carnaval
July 28       Sexteto Tradicuba Cuban classics with modern twists                  August 25     Dr. Funk Funky soul horn band

                                 Seattle Parks and Recreation
    Dancing in the Park
    “Dancing ‘til Dusk”
    18 Glorious nights of
    Dancing Outdoors in
    Downtown Seattle Parks!!!
    Each night will feature a different style of live music and dancing on a
    newly expanded dance floor. Pre-dance lessons (no experience is needed)
    are available from 6 - 7 p.m., followed by the dance from 7 - 9 p.m. Sorry,
    we’ll have to cancel in the case of rain. Info: 206-264-5646 or visit www.
                                                                                  Family Fun Days
    Tuesdays in Westlake Park
    6 – 9:30 p.m.                                                                 in the Park
    July 19     Kevin Buster ’s Lunch Money – Blues/Swing                         Share the Music: Free Family
    July 26     Ambiance – Golden Era Swing                                       Concert at Freeway Park
    August 2 Glenn Crytzer and his Syncopaters – Swing                            With Lunch Money and the Not-Its! 
    August 9 DJ Sean Donovan – Zydeco                                             Freeway Park
    August 16 Solomon Douglas Swingtet – Swing/Blues                              Noon –2 p.m. Sunday, June 19
    August 23 DJ Robb Bryan – West Coast/East Coast Swing                         Info
    Thursdays in Freeway Park
    6 – 9:30 p.m.                                                                 Noon Tunes Concerts for Kids
    July 21     Swingin’ In the Rain with Dina Blade – Vintage Swing              Fun, free family concerts in the park. Bring a blanket or folding chair.
                (40’s/WWII-era themed evening)                                    Freeway Park
    July 28     Tangabrazio – Tango                                               Noon –2 p.m.
    August 4 Portage Bay Big Band – Big Band Swing                                Sunday, July 24 Squirrel Butter and Caspar Babypants
    August 11 Diane Kirkwood and Silver Lining – Swing/Blues                      Sunday, Aug. 14 Brian Vogan & Recess Monkey
    August 18 Rouge – Waltz and more (It’s a Bal Rouge, wear red!)                Info
                                                                                  Rain Venue: Town Hall
    Thursdays at SAM – Olympic Sculpture Park
    6 – 9 p.m.                                                                    Waterfront Park
    August 25 Solomon Douglas Swingtet – Swing/Blues                              Sunday, Aug. 28 Doctor Noize & Naomi’s Musical Dreamland
    Sept. 8     Tumbao – Salsa and Latin                                          Concert will be held, rain or shine
    Sept. 15 KGB – Waltz, Swing, Foxtrot, Polka (It’s a Bal Blanc, wear           Children’s Arts Program                                   
                something white!)                                                 Hing Hay Park
    Salsa Saturdays in Occidental Park                                            Ages: 5 - 11
    4 – 7:30 p.m.                                                                 Join the International District Community Center staff every Friday this
    Latin/Salsa                                                                   summer and create fantastic arts together in Hing Hay Park. Staff will lead
    Hosted by Vassili of Salsa Con Todo                                           arts and crafts activities for youth to enjoy and take home.
    July 30      DJ Vassili                                                       2 – 3:30 p.m. Fridays, July 8 through August 26
    August 6 DJ Nick
    August 13 Christian Pepin Y Su Conjunto Swing
                                                                                  Family Table Tennis
                                                                                  Hing Hay Park
    August 20 Tumbao
                                                                                  Ages: All
    Inside Out Dance Company – Westlake Park                                      Bring your family and friends down to Hing Hay Park and play a game of table
    12:30 – 1:30 p.m.                                                             tennis. International District Community Center staff will have various games
    Tuesdays, July 26, August 2 and 9                                             and activities for the entire family to play and enjoy.
    Performing ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and modern dances for your             3 – 6 p.m. Wednesdays: July 6, 13, 20, 27, Aug. 10, 17, 24
    entertainment. Presented by the Woodinville Dance Academy.                    3 – 6 p.m. Fridays: July 8, 15, 22, 29, Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26

                                                  2011 Summer Guide
Festivals And                                                                     Arts, Crafts &
Celebrations                                                                      Farmers Markets
2010 Lake Union Wooden                                                            First Thursdays Art in the Park
Boat Festival                                                                     Occidental Square, Occidental Ave. S and S Main St.
Lake Union Park, 1010 Valley St.                                                  Noon – 9 p.m. June 2, July 7, August 4, and September 1
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Daily, July 2 – 4                                                Info: 206-667-0687;
The Center for Wooden Boats’Wooden Boat Festival is a Seattle maritime            JamFest
tradition, and this year’s theme is heritage wooden boats. It’s an old-           Hing Hay Park
fashioned, down-home waterfront festival where everything is fun and              6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Saturdays, June 18, July 16, and August 20
almost everything is free. There are fun activities for family members of every   Info: 206-623-5124
age; enjoy toy boat building, sailing model boats on the pond in the park,        JamFest neighborhood summer music festival takes place in the heart of Seattle’s
boat rides and races, picnicking, clambering over boats big and small, festive    Chinatown-International District. This festival features a variety of live music
food and music, and general joy. Be sure to check out the visiting vessels and    performances at four venues on First Thursdays from June through September.
watch the teams who will build a boat in 24 hours! Admission is free, and
donations are gladly accepted. Info:              “Seattle Square” Thursday
boat-festival.                                                                    Market & Street Food
2011 Pioneer Square Fire Festival                                                 Occidental Square Park , Occidental Ave. S and S Main St.
Occidental Square, Occidental Ave. S and S Main St.                               4 – 9 p.m. July 14 – September 29
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. July 9                                                           Info: 206-356-6066;

This Seattle institution has a long and proud history. Enjoy antique fire         Chinatown-International
engines, police cars, bagpipes, and kids’ activities. Info: 206-783-4474          District Night Market .                                                            Hing Hay Park
                                                                                  6 – 11 p.m. August 27
McDonald’s Presents the
                                                                                  Info: 206-382-1197;
“2011 Dragon Festival” in the
Chinatown-International District
Hing Hay Park, 423 Maynard Ave. S
Noon – 8 p.m. Saturday, July 9
Noon – 6 p.m. Sunday, July 10
Info: 206-382-1197;
We welcome you as McDonald’s® presents Seattle’s Chinatown-International
District Summer Festival 2010! You’ll enjoy lively lion and dragon dances,
rhythmic taiko drumming, award-winning drill teams, and a kids’ activity
corner the whole family can enjoy! Showcase your vocal talents at our 7th
Annual Karaoke Idol contest and get a chance to walk away with some great
prizes! Bring your family and friends to visit our many booths featuring arts
and crafts, food, and community organizations. Don’t miss out on this special
two-day event celebrating the largest Pan-Asian street festival in the Pacific
Northwest, with some of the best arts, activities, and food that Seafair has to
offer! For more info please visit

                                  Seattle Parks and Recreation
    DOWntOWn                                                                                           Drop-In Bocce
    ACtivitieS                                                                                         Occidental Square
    & eventS                                                                                           Please go to the Information Kiosk.
    Grow food in the center of                                                                         Drop-In Giant Chess
    the city!! Free classes on                                                                         Daily
                                                                                                       Freeway, Hing Hay, Occidental Square,
    veggie and herb gardening                                                                          Victor Steinbrueck and Westlake Parks
    and composting for urban                                                                           Please go to the Information Kiosk.
    dwellers.                                                                                          Seattle Public Library
    This summer, Seattle Tilth will teach apartment and                                                Used Book Sales
    condominium dwellers how to grow vegetables                                                        Monday – Friday
    and herbs in containers and how to compost food        Freeway Park
                                                           Thursdays Noon – 1 p.m.                     June, July and August
    waste indoors or on balconies or patios. Great for                                                 Freeway Park
    beginning and experienced gardeners, these classes     June 2      Container Herb Gardening
    will help you get new ideas and troubleshoot any       June 9      Container Salad Gardening       Dog Off-Leash Areas
    challenges with your site. Seattle Tilth garden        June 16     Composting for Apartment        Off-leash areas provide a playground for
    experts will show you how to grow your own                         Dwellers                        downtown dwellers and their canine
    food organically and reduce waste - even if you        Wednesdays Noon – 1 p.m.                    companions…and anyone who enjoys good
    don’t have a yard or P-Patch plot! Pre-registration    Aug.10     Container Herb Gardening         company, wet noses, and wagging tails.
    is encouraged. For more information go to www.         Aug. 17   Fall and Winter Vegetables in     Regrade Park OLA Questions? Contact Seattle Tilth at             Containers                        2251 3rd Ave.
    206-633-0451.                                          Aug. 24   Composting for Apartment
                                                                                                       Plymouth Pillars Park OLA
    victor Steinbrueck                                                                                 Boren Ave. and Pike St.
    Thursdays 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.                             Cal Anderson Park
                                                           Saturdays 10 a.m. – Noon                    Playgrounds
    June 2      Container Herb Gardening                                                               Denny Park
    June 9      Container Salad Gardening                  June 4      Container Herb Gardening
                                                           June 11     Container Salad Gardening       100 Dexter Ave. N (corner of Denny Ave. and
    June 16     Composting for Apartment                                                               Dexter Ave. N)
                Dwellers                                   June 25     Composting for Apartment
                                                                       Dwellers                        Cascade Playground
    Wednesdays 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.                                                                        333 Pontius Ave. N (South Lake Union)
    July 13   Container Herb Gardening                     Belltown
    July 20   Fall and Winter Vegetables in                Cottages Park                               Park Ranger Program
              Containers                                   Sundays 10 a.m. – Noon                      Be on the lookout and say hello to our Park
    July 27   Composting for Apartment                     July 17     Container Herb Gardening        Rangers. They’re there for you to provide a
              Dwellers                                     July 24     Fall and Winter Vegetables in   strong, positive but authoritative presence in
    Thursdays 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.                                         Containers                      our downtown parks. They share information
    Sept. 1     Container Salad Gardening                  July 31     Composting for Apartment        with tourists, families, workers, and downtown
    Sept. 8     Container Herb Gardening                               Dwellers                        residents.
    Sept. 15 Composting for Apartment                      Counterbalance Park
                Dwellers                                   Saturdays 10 a.m. – Noon
    Cascade Playground                                     July 2      Container Herb Gardening
    Sundays 10 a.m. – Noon                                 July 9      Fall and Winter Vegetables in
    May 15      Container Herb Gardening                               Containers
    May 22      Container Salad Gardening                  July 16     Composting for Apartment
    May 29      Composting for Apartment                               Dwellers

                                                 2011 Summer Guide
Bicycling: Both Green and Fun                                                                                 Fun Run/Walk
                                                                                                              The 5k race is 5 kilometers, which is 3.1 miles
Life Jacket and Bike Helmet Sales
                                                                                                              around the paved trails in Magnuson Park.
Life Jackets                                                                                                  Following the 5k race there will be a Kid’s 1K race.
Did you know that life jackets save lives? Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury
death among children ages one to 14. Parks will have low-cost life jackets for sale at Evans Pool, 7201 E     Exhibition Booths
Green Lake Dr. N on these Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: June 18, July 16, August 20, and September        At the event we will promote activities and
17. We extend special thanks to our partners, Seattle Children’s, Fisheries Supply, Rehab Without Walls,      information on healthy lifestyles that show people
and the Coast Guard Auxiliary for their support of these events. Life jackets in sizes infant to youth size   how to reduce their risk for obesity, diabetes, certain
large are $20; sizes teens to adult XXL are $30.                                                              types of cancer, and heart disease. We would like
                                                                                                              to provide you and your business an opportunity to
Bike Helmets                                                                                                  become a vendor or to donate healthy items for the
Bike helmets save lives! The law requires that all bicyclists wear bike helmets when riding a bike. This      give-away goodie bags.
summer Seattle Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation,       For more information, please visit http://www.
will provide bicycle helmet fittings by trained volunteers at various sites and events throughout Seattle.
Helmets are available for people of any age; youth younger than 18 need to be accompanied by a parent
or guardian, and the person who will be wearing the helmet needs to be present for the fitting.               Bicycle Sundays
                                                                                                              In this beloved Seattle tradition now in its 46th
Bike helmets will be available for sale for $10 each at these locations:                                      summer, on 12 Sundays between now and
North Seattle                                        South and West Seattle
                                                                                                              September 26, Lake Washington Boulevard is
                                                                                                              closed to vehicle traffic from Mt. Baker Beach to
Evans Pool                                           Beacon Hill Festival at Jefferson                        Seward Park from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Exceptions
7201 E Green Lake Dr. N (bike helmets and            Community Center                                         are June 20, July 4, and August 8 and 15, when
life jackets)                                        3801 Beacon Ave. S                                       previously scheduled special events will take place.
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturdays, June 18, July 16,        11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4                        Bring a picnic, stop in the park to rest, savor the
August 20, and September 17                          Hiawatha Kids Festival                                   view of Lake Washington, Mt. Rainier, and the
Northgate Community                                  2700 California Ave. SW                                  Cascades, and enjoy one of Seattle’s best family
Center Birthday Bash                                 1 – 3 p.m. Friday, July 15                               outings. Grab your bikes and helmets, and cruise
10510 5th Ave. NE                                                                                             the Boulevard at your own speed!
6:30 – 8 p.m. Friday, July 15                                                                                 Mt. Baker Beach, Mt. Baker Rowing and Sailing
Healthy Parks, Healthy You “Big Day                                                                           Center at Stan Sayres Memorial Park, and Seward
of Play” Event at Magnuson Park                                                                               Park stay open to all users.
7400 Sand Point Way NE                                                                                        This year’s dates are:
9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, August 27                                                                        May 8 and 15; June 5 and 26; July 3, 10 and 17;
                                                                                                              August 21 and 28; September 4, 11 and 18

                                     Seattle Parks and Recreation
    It’s a Walk in the Park                             everyOne intO tHe WAter!
    Get your walking shoes on! We’re helping
                                                        Summer 2011 Aquatics Activities and the Budget
    the City’s Climate Action Now efforts by
                                                        Seattle Parks and Recreation has planned for normal summer programming and activities in 2011, including
    permanently closing to vehicles the interior
                                                        swimming pools, wading pools, and lifeguarded beaches. The schedule you see below may be affected by
    roads in several parks. All these roads are open
                                                        decisions on midyear 2011 budget reductions that are necessary because of a revenue shortfall that affects
    for walking, cycling, and other people-powered
                                                        all City departments. We expect to know these decisions in early June 2011, and immediately will make
                                                        changes to this page, if any are necessary, that reflect impacts on summer programs.
    •   Discovery Park
    •   Interlaken Park
    •   The Seward Park lower loop road                 Parks offers safe, lifeguarded beaches at nine sites around the city, and we strongly recommend
    •   The lakefront at Magnuson Park                  swimming only where lifeguards are present. Beaches are open daily, weather permitting, from noon to 7
    •   The western loop road in Volunteer Park         p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. We offer free beginning swim lessons at
    •   The upper loop road in the Washington Park      every beach every week for kids ages 6 and older—just register at your favorite beach. Amenities range
        Arboretum                                       from swim rafts and low and high diving boards to nearby wading pools, play areas, ballfields, and more.
    Summer Streets                                      These beaches are open from                              These beaches are open from
    Family-Friendly Events                              June 25 through September 5:                             June 25 through August 28:
    Walk.Bike.Shop.Breathe.Play.                        • Matthews, 9300 51st Ave. NE                            • East Green Lake, 7201 E Green Lake Dr. N
    Greenwood, August 12 • Rainier, August              • Madison, 1900 43rd Ave. E                              • Magnuson, park entrance at NE 65th and Sand
    20 • Bicycle Sundays almost every                   • Mt. Baker, 2301 Lake Washington Blvd. S                   Point Way NE
    Sunday May 8 through September 18!                  • Seward, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S                   • Madrona, 853 Lake Washington Blvd.
                                                        • West Green Lake, 7312 W Green Lake Dr.                 • Pritchard Beach, 8400 55th Ave. S
    In 2008, the city piloted Car-Free Days. Our goal
    was to open up streets for biking, walking and      Outdoor Pools
    playing; promote healthy, affordable activities;    Parks operates two unique outdoor pools for summer fun. Each offers swimming lessons, family swimming,
    and encourage people to think about using           water exercise programs, and special events. And you can rent the whole pool for your own special event!
    sustainable types of transportation. In 2009,       Lowery C. “Pop” Mounger Pool                              Colman Pool
    the program was renamed Celebrate Seattle           2535 32nd Ave. W • 206-684-4708                           8603 Fauntleroy Way SW • 206-684-7494
    Summer Streets and expanded to support local        Open daily through September 11
    businesses, art walks, farmer’s markets, parades                                                              Opens at noon on:
    and a 5K walk/run fundraiser event. The events      Mounger Pool is really two pools in one place. The “big      • The weekend of June 4 and 5
    were bigger and better, and the City heard the      pool”has a 50-foot corkscrew slide, and the warmer,          • The weekend of June 11 and 12
    call from communities to hold more of them,         shallower “little pool”is great for relaxing and for         • Daily from June 18 through September 5
                                                        teaching little ones. Call the pool to reserve it for your   • The weekend of September 10 and 11
    Seattle Department of Transportation manages        own birthday party or other special event!                   The unique Colman Pool enjoys a spectacular view
    the program with the support of Xerox,                                                                           of Puget Sound from its prime location on the beach
    Hansen’s Natural Soda, Seattle Children’s,          Friday special events at Mounger
                                                        (please call the pool for details):                          in West Seattle’s Lincoln Park. It features heated salt
    Cascade Bicycle Club, the Alki Community                                                                         water and the Giant Tube Slide!
    Council, Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle City     June 10       Rock and Roll Party
    Light, and the Seattle Police Department.           June 24       Out of This World Water Fun                    Special Events:
                                                        July 1        Stars and Stripes                              June 19      Fathers Day Family Swim
                                                        July 8        Western Round-Up                               July 4       Colman Pool 70th Birthday Bash
                                                        July 15       Nemo’s Underwater Adventure                    August 6 Lincoln Park Clean up and Swim
                                                        July 22       Jamaican Jamboree                              Please note we’ll be closed for the Seattle Open
                                                        July 29       Pirate Pool Party                              Swim meets July 7 – 9 and July 15 – 17.
                                                        August 5 Art on Deck
                                                        August 12 Outrageous Animal Safari
                                                        August 19 Fantastic Fiesta
                                                        August 26 Hawaiian Beach Party
                                                        Sept. 2       Royal Splish Splash
                                                        Sept. 9       Kids’ Krazy Karnival

                                                 2011 Summer Guide
Wading Pools
Your little ones will love the cool, shallow water and you can cool your own grown-up toes too! We will operate 16 wading pool sites this summer, and there are
six parks with spray features to enjoy. We open on days with sunny skies and warm temperatures, and we update the hotline, 206-684-7796, by 9 a.m. each day
to indicate whether we will fill the pools.
Please note that the pools take about an hour to fill and drain each day, as required by law.
Brochure available online showing the wading pool schedule at

                        Wading Pool Locations                                                        2011 Wading Pool Schedule
          Pool                           Address                           Area             Dates                Days           Hours
  Bitter Lake              13035 Linden Ave. N                              NW            6/29 – 8/19        Wed/Thurs/Fri   Noon – 7 p.m.
  Cal Anderson             1635 11th Ave.                                   CE             7/1 – 8/21          Fri/Sat/Sun  Noon – 6:45 p.m.
  Dahl                     7700 25th Ave. NE                                NE            6/28 – 8/18       Tues/Wed/Thurs   Noon – 7 p.m.
  Delridge                 4501 Delridge Way SW                             SW            6/30 – 8/20         Thurs/Fri/Sat Noon – 6:45 p.m.
  E Queen Anne             160 Howe Street                                  CW            6/27 – 8/21        Sun/Mon/Tues    Noon – 7 p.m.
  E C Hughes               2805 SW Holden Street                            SW            6/29 – 8/19        Wed/Thurs/Fri   Noon – 7 p.m.
  Green Lake               N 73rd Street & W Green Lake Dr N                NW             6/25 – 9/5              Daily    11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  Hiawatha                 2700 California Ave. SW                          SW            6/27 – 8/17        Mon/Tues/Wed   Noon – 6:45 p.m.
  Lincoln Park             8600 Fauntleroy Way SW                           SW             6/25 – 9/5              Daily    11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  Magnuson                 7400 Sand Point Way NE                           NE            6/25 – 8/28              Daily    Noon – 6:30 p.m.
  Powell Barnett           352 Martin Luther King Way                       CE             7/2 – 8/20           Saturday     Noon – 7 p.m.
  Soundview                1590 NW 90th Street                              NW            6/27 – 8/21         Sat/Sun/Mon    Noon – 7 p.m.
  South Park               8319 8th Ave. S                                  SW            6/27 – 8/21        Sun/Mon/Tues    Noon – 7 p.m.
  Van Asselt               2820 S Myrtle Street                             SE            6/25 – 9/5               Daily    11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  Volunteer Park           1400 E Galer Street                              CE            6/25 – 9/5               Daily    11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  Wallingford              4219 Wallingford Ave. N                          NW            6/29 – 8/19        Wed/Thurs/Fri   Noon – 7 p.m.

Water Spray Features!
Several Seattle parks have water spray features where you can kick up your heels and cool off. .
                          Spray Pool Locations                                                         2011 Spray Pool Schedule
         Pool                              Address                          Area             Dates               Days             Hours
  Ballard Commons           5701 22nd Ave. NW                                NW            4/15 – 10/15           Daily       11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  John C. Little            6961 37th Ave. S                                 SE             5/28 – 9/5            Daily       11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  Lower Judkins             2150 S Norman Street                             CE             5/28 – 9/5            Daily       11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  Miller                    330 19th Ave. E                                  CE            4/15 – 10/15           Daily       11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  Pratt                     1800 S Main Street                               SE             5/28 – 9/5            Daily       11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  South Lake Union          860 Terry Ave. N                                 CW            4/15 – 10/15           Daily       11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  Beacon Mountain           3901 Beacon Ave. S                               SE
                                                                                                         Currently under construction and
  Georgetown                750 S Homer Street                               SW
                                                                                                           scheduled to open in 2012
  Northacres                12800 1st Ave. NE                                NW
  Highland Park             1100 SW Cloverdale Street                        SW                                  In design stage

                                   Seattle Parks and Recreation
     Green Lake Small Craft Center
     Special events:
     Ted Houk Regatta                                         A sampling of Mt. Baker Rowing and
     Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5                        Sailing Center summer offerings:                     Green Lake Small
     The regatta is sponsored by the Seattle Canoe and        Mt. Baker Alumni Row                                 Craft Center
     Kayak Club. It includes all canoe/kayak categories.      9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 9                   5900 W Green Lake Way N
     Please call the Green Lake Small Craft Center for        Light snacks will be served. This is our new         206-684-4074
     information at 206-684-4074.                             tradition – junior crew veterans, join us for the    Sign up for summer classes at the Green
     Summer Rowing                                            second annual Junior Crew Alumni Row. Please         Lake Small Craft Center on the shore of
                                                              call the office at 206-386-1913, or email us at      Green Lake!
     Extravaganza                                    for more information.
     Saturday, August 6                                                                                            No matter what your age, there’s a class
     Rowing teams from throughout the Northwest               FREE – National Learn                                for you in rowing, sailing, canoeing,
     compete in a full day of racing. Events are open in      to Row Day!                                          or kayaking. Please call the center for
     all categories. Watch the Green Lake Crew website,       10 a.m. Saturday, June 4                             schedules and fees. At Green Lake’s youth, for entry information in          Ages 12 and older                                    sailing camps, kids will have a great time
     June and for results after the event!                    Get a quick introduction to rowing. Come town to     learning the basics of water safety, sailing,
                                                              your community facility to see what this fast-       rigging, and boat handling in our Topper
     Mount Baker Rowing                                       growing sport is all about. Learn the fundamentals   sailboats. We offer week-long, four hour
     and Sailing Center                                       on land and water. This is a drop-in event. Youth    per day classes all summer. To participate,
     Enjoy camps and classes in sailing, rowing, sail-        ages 12 to 15 need to be accompanied by an adult.    you need to weigh 80 pounds or more. If
     boarding, canoeing, and kayaking in the sparkling        16 and 17-year-olds need a parent’s or guardian’s    you’re an experienced sailor between the
     waters of Lake Washington. Classes run all summer.       signature. Come early!                               ages of 11 and 17, we offer junior racing
                                                                                                                   camps to prepare you for competition.
     Please note that most summer Sundays in 2011             Dragon Boat Races
     from now through September 25 is a Bicycle Sunday,       Saturday, September 3 through Monday,                To rent a boat, please go to the Green
     and Lake Washington Boulevard will be closed to          September 5, all day at Stan Sayres Memorial         Lake Boat Rental near the Green Lake
     traffic from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. There are exceptions for   Park. For more information, please see               Community Center, 206-527-0171.
     residents, guests, and people with disabilities.

                                                    2011 Summer Guide
Competitive Swims and events
Open Water Swims:
27th Annual Emerald
City Open Water Swim
7:30 a.m. Saturday, August 20
Andrews Bay on Lake Washington
(Seward Park)
This event includes a half-mile straight course and a
one-mile triangle course. Certified lifeguards will be
in the water to supervise the swim. Swimmers 17
and younger need parental approval to participate,
and the minimum age is 10.
Registration BEFORE August 13 for a single race
is $25 for youth and seniors and $30 for adults
and for both races is $35 for youth and seniors
and $40 for adults. After August 13, for a single
race registration is $40 for youth and seniors and
$45 for adults and for both races is $50 for youth
and seniors and $55 for adults. To register, please
OpenWater.htm; call Alvin Barnes at 206-684-
4766; or email her at
7th Annual Green Lake
Open Water Swim
Sunday, June 26 at 9 a.m.
The HALF-MILE starts at 9 a.m. and the course
goes from West Green Lake Beach to East Green
Lake Beach. The MILE course is at 9:30 a.m.
and starts and ends at East Green Lake Beach.            Training to Prepare for                                 Madison Beach clinics are located, where
Registration BEFORE June 17 for a single race                                                                    E. Madison St. meets the waters of Lake
                                                         Open Water Swims
is $20 for youth and seniors and $25 for adults                                                                  Washington. Meet us at the Lifeguard Building.
                                                         Learn how to swim in a crowd, swim straight,
and for both races is $35 for youth and seniors          swim distance efficiently, and swim in open             Madison Beach Clinics – 5:30 to 7 p.m.
and $40 for adults. After June 17, for a single          water. For more information, please call 386-4282       Tuesday    July 12         Course #72804
race registration is $35 for youth and seniors and       or visit us online.                                     Tuesday    July 19         Course #72805
$40 for adults and for both races is $50 for youth                                                               Tuesday    July 26         Course #72806
and seniors and $55 for adults. All participants         For all clinics, please bring your suit, towel, and a
                                                                                                                 Tuesday    August 2        Course #72807
receive a t-shirt and a swim cap. To register and        pair of goggles.
                                                                                                                 Tuesday    August 9        Course #72808
for more information, please call 206-684-4961           The fee for each clinic is $20. You can sign up         Tuesday    August 16       Course #72809
or see            online at or at any
OpenWater.htm                                            Seattle Parks and Recreation swimming pool              Green Lake clinics meet in the lobby of Evans
                                                         or community center. Clinics are limited to 20          Pool/Green Lake Community Center
                                                         participants. All swim clinics are geared to            Green Lake Clinics – 6 to 7:30 p.m.
                                                         beginner and novice open water swimmers.                Monday      June 20          Course # 72802
                                                                                                                 Tuesday     June 21          Course # 72803

                                   Seattle Parks and Recreation
     tHe GreAt OutDOOrS                                                                   & improvised to classical, early, jazz and Americana. Dance troupes perform
                                                                                          in various locations throughout the park, and wandering musicians roam the
     Playground Art in                                                                    forested landscape between the cabins.
     the Parks Program                                                                    Carkeek Park
     This summer we offer a FREE exciting drop-in program for kids ages 5 to 9            950 NW Carkeek Park Road • 206-684-0877
     and 10 to 14: the Summer Art in the Parks Program, which takes place from
                                                                                          Located in northwest Seattle, this popular park offers wonderful trails, great
     11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays from June 27 to August 19, rain or shine, at
                                                                                          beach access, and extraordinary views of Puget Sound and the Olympic
     the sites listed below. Free sack lunches are available at all of these sites each
                                                                                          Mountains. Years of hard work by neighbors and volunteers have brought salmon
     day from noon to 1 p.m.
                                                                                          back to Pipers Creek in the park. Please join us for events and work parties.
     Local performing arts organizations provide culturally relevant, fun,
     innovative, curriculum based performing arts programming that will
     help build self esteem, and welcome drop-in participants. Parks invites
     participants and the community to come to Pratt Park for an End-Of-Summer
     Celebration on Friday, August 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. to enjoy food and games
     and celebrate what our young performers learned. On the last Friday,
     August19, we will hold evening dress rehearsals at each playground with
     food for participants and their families. On the last Thursday, August 18,
     there will be dress rehearsals at each park with food for participants and their
     families. Please check with the Art in the Park provider for times.
     Othello Playground                        4351 S Othello St.
     Maplewood Playfield                       4801 Corson Ave. S
     Judkins Playground                        2150 S Norman St.
     Pratt Park                                1800 S Main St.
     Powell Barnett Park                       352 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way E
     Little Brook Park                         14043 32nd Ave. NE
     Note: These are all Summer Food Service Program sites, and free lunches are
     available from noon to 1 p.m. every weekday from June 28 through August 20.
     Camp Long
     5200 35th Ave. SW • 206-684-7434
     West Seattle’s Camp Long is one of the jewels in our parks crown. It’s a
     68-acre oasis that features Schurman Rock, recently renovated by the Seattle
     Parks Foundation for the use of rock climbers, and 10 rustic cabins available
     for an overnight adventure. Camp Long naturalists offer a broad array of
     summer hikes, camping trips, and opportunities to study the wild creatures
     that live in our parks. Stroll the beach at Me Kwa Mooks Park, bring your little
     one to a Tot Walk, discover the wonders of the pond, come on a family wagon
     train adventure, or just relax in the meadow. The Lodge is open Tuesday
     through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
                                                                                          Discovery Park
                                                                                          3801 W Government Way • 206-386-4236
     2011 Arts in nature Festival                                                         If you’re looking for real wilderness in the city, this is the place. This 534-acre gem
     11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday, August 20                                                 provides the perfect setting for a host of nature programs for adults and kids. Take
     11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, August 21                                                   beach walks, enjoy an evening campfire, or join a habitat restoration work party.
     Performances take place in five different venues throughout the park: the            The visitor center is open Tuesday through Sunday from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
     Lodge, the forested grove by the Pond, the climbing Glacier, the Meadow
     and in the Geodesic Dome near the Fire Circle. The festival offers a wide
     array of eclectic and traditional music offerings ranging from experimental

                                                  2011 Summer Guide
Seward Park Environmental                                                         Lawn Bowling
& Audubon Center                                                                  Lawn bowling continues to gain in popularity—check it out! If you’re 10 or
5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S                                                  older, you can learn the game this summer. Lessons are free on Saturdays at
206-684-4396 (City) or 206-652-2444 (Audubon)                                     10 a.m., and the bowling clubs provide bowls for you. For evening bowling,
                                                                                  please call the clubs for times. Please wear gym shoes or other flat-soled
Seward Park, located in southeast Seattle, is a 277-acre peninsula extending      shoes. To learn about the game and upcoming lawn bowling opportunities
into Lake Washington and the site of one of the city’s prized stands of           and events, please visit
old growth forest. The Seward Park Environmental & Audubon Center, a
partnership between the City of Seattle and Audubon Washington, offers            Jefferson Park       4103 Beacon Ave. S                        206-762-2490
opportunities to learn about the plants and animals that call Seward Park         Jefferson lawn bowlers take individual requests for lessons and will schedule
home. Using the park as an outdoor classroom, the Center offers a multitude       volunteers to meet up with people at mutually convenient times. They’re
of programs designed to engage visitors of all ages in nature study that’s        open to the public and have a special event every Friday at 6 p.m. through the
both informative and fun. Stay up late for an Owl Prowl (dissect owl pellets      end of December. For more information, please see http://www.seattlebowls.
in the lab!), see the current nature- themed art exhibit, shake hands with        org/site/about.
the Talking Tree, or stop in to see what is happening on Super Saturdays! The     USLBA 2011 Tournament. This year the US Lawn Bowling Association 2011
Center is open Tuesday - Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Program times vary.      Tournament comes to Jefferson Park from August 23 – 28. Find out more
Go to for camp registration information and            about it at to buy your tickets for one of the twilight hikes.          Woodland Park N 63rd St and Whitman Ave. N                    206-782-1515
                                                                                  Woodland Park features open bowls on Fridays from 6 p.m. to dusk
Seward Park Centennial                                                            throughout the season. The lawn bowling group also offers lessons and holds
In 2011, Seward Park turns 100! To celebrate, the community is holding a          barbecues. Please call for more information or visit
Centennial Festival on Saturday, July 16, that will feature a classic car show,   club/2156/.
a promenade, a studio show from the Seward Park Art Studio, a garden tour,
a display of antique hydroplanes, and a vintage fashion show. This event will     Bard in the Park
be fun for the whole family! For more information, please see http://www.         It’s a summer of love! And treachery!                                                        GreenStage’s 23rd season is all about love and manipulation, magic,
                                                                                  decadence, war, corruption, and snakes. What more could a playgoer or
Woodland Park Zoo                                                                 Shakespeare fan want?
NEW! Take a journey back in time and discover life-size, animatronic creatures
that roar, snarl, hiss, spit, and move with Woodland Park Zoo’s all new           Anthony and Cleopatra, directed by Patrick Bentley
“Dinosaurs. Real Close” exhibit, presented by U.S. Bank and The Seattle Times.    Reason vs. emotion! East vs. West! What is honor? Public displays of affection!
The limited engagement, outdoor exhibit setting is open through September         You’ll find these themes and more as you join Antony in Egypt.
5. Entry to the exhibit costs $3, in addition to zoo admission or membership,     The Tempest, directed by Michael D. Blum
and opens during regular zoo hours. Enter the zoo at the West Entrance at         Was Prospero once the Duke of Milan? Why does Ariel lead Ferdinand to
Phinney Ave. N. between N. 55th & N. 56th Sts. or South Entrance at N. 50th       Miranda? Who wins the Ferdinand and Miranda chess match? Watch a
St. & Fremont Ave. N. For more information, visit <>            performance of the Tempest and find out.<>                                                                     July 8 through August 13, 2011 – FREE
Summer hours: May 1–September 30; 9:30 a.m.–6 p.m. daily.                                    For performance dates, times, and locations please go to
Summer admission: May 1–September 30; Adult (13–64) $16.50; Child                    
(3–12) $11. Free for children 2 and under year round. Seniors and people
with disabilities receive a discount and zoo members receive free zoo
admission year round.
Parking: $5. Parking is limited. Please call Metro at 206-553-3000 for bus
service to the zoo.
For more information, call 206-548-2500 or visit the zoo’s website at

                                  Seattle Parks and Recreation
 Farmers                                             Family Fourth                                            Peace
 Markets                                             Family Fourth, produced by the non-profit One
                                                     Reel arts organization, will go on in 2011, thanks
 Seattle now boasts a dozen year-round or                                                                     This year marks the 31st for the free Peace
                                                     to the generosity of local supporters and donors
 seasonal farmers markets that bring the very                                                                 Concert series, a Seattle favorite for summer
                                                     large and small. For a full list of donors, please see
 freshest locally-grown, newly-picked fruits                                                                  Sundays from 1 - 6 p.m. The series features
 and vegetables to our neighborhoods. You can                                                                 well established musicians and entertainers
 eat locally, support your local farmers, and get    The festivities will kick off at noon at Gas Works       and some of the Northwest’s best new artists.
 delicious, nutritious food in the bargain. And      Park with something for everyone: family                 Musical styles reflect the diverse contemporary
 did we mention the abundant, fragrant flowers?      activities throughout the park, a beer garden with       music scene here in the Pacific Northwest and
 There’s one near you!                               a view of the lake, and plenty of food vendors           beyond: rock, pop, reggae, R&B, blues, zydeco,
                                                     catering to every palate.                                drum groups, choirs, folk, world beat, jazz, and
                                                     The day ends with the spectacular 10 p.m.                some stuff that defies labeling. These are family
 University District                                                                                          events. Admission is free, and the organizers
                                                     fireworks show that manages to outdo itself every
 Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Year-round                                                                       encourage folks to bring food bank donations
                                                     year – the show Time Magazine named one of
 West Seattle                                        the top five fireworks displays in the country. Info:    and contribute what you can when “The Bucket”
 Sundays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Year-round      The show will be broadcast        comes around to help cover expenses.
 Broadway                                            on KING-5 and simulcast on KIRO FM 97.3. Please          For more information, please go to www.
 Sundays, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., open May 8 – Dec 18      remember to leave pets at home!                
 Columbia City
 Wednesdays, 3 – 7 p.m., April 27 – Oct 19           Let tHere                                                Zoo tunes
 Phinney                                             Be MuSiC!                                                BECU ZooTunes
 Fridays, 3 – 7 p.m., open June 3 – Oct 7            5th Annual Othello Park                                  presented by Carter
 Lake City                                           International Music                                      Subaru concert series
 Thursdays, 3 – 7 p.m. open June 2 – Oct 6                                                                    June-August
                                                     and Arts Festival
 Magnolia                                            The 5th Annual Othello Park International Music          The ever-popular summer concert series is back
 Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., open June 18 – Oct 8   & Art Festival is now an official Seafair event! It      for its 28th year, still offering one of the best
 Phinney                                             takes place on Sunday, August 22, from noon to           concert bargains in the Pacific Northwest. Top
 Fridays, 3 – 7 p.m. through October 7               6 p.m., and it promises to be a day filled with          artists and singer-songwriters perform outdoors
                                                     Music, Art, Food.... and Fun!                            in the zoo’s North Meadow with festival seating.
 University District
                                                     Entertainment will include live performances             Blankets, low-backed chairs and picnic baskets
 Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. year-round
                                                     showcasing artists from the variety of styles and        are welcome. The concerts, all on weeknights,
 West Seattle                                                                                                 start early and get you home at a decent hour.
 Sundays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. year-round                cultures local to Southeast Seattle. The afternoon
                                                     will feature these performers:                           Tickets are on sale now at
                                                                                                              or at zoo gates during regular operating hours,
                                                     The MC for the day is COMANDR, and the                   9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. These popular concerts
                                                     performance lineup so far is:                            are held outdoors on the vast, picturesque
                                                     • Mariachi Colima
                                                     • Zydeco Locals                                          North Meadow of Woodland Park Zoo. The new
                                                     • Super Steppers                                         season kicks off June 22:
                                                     • Red Heart Alarm                                        June 22       Taj Mahal/Joan Osborne ($26)
                                                     • Infamous                                                             Note: Sold out at zoo, still available
                                                     • Pilipino American Youth Organization                                 online
                                                     • Eritrean Dance Group of Seattle                        June 26       Mary Chapin Carpenter/Marc Cohn
                                                     • Au Lac Vovinam: Lion Dance Team                                      ($24)
                                                     • Ka Lei Mokihana No Ke Akua: Hula dance group           June 29       Lucinda Williams ($22) Note: Sold
                                                     • Praise Dancers & Choir                                               out at zoo, available online
                                                     For more information on the festival, please see         June 30       The Robert Cray Band ($24)

                                               2011 Summer Guide
July 6         AfroCubism ($22)                     Japanese design techniques with North American         Volunteer Park
July 20/21 Indigo Girls with Mount Moriah           materials in his display garden in 1927. The
               ($26)                                Garden is a spectacular setting of hills and valleys
                                                                                                           1400 E Galer Street
July 29        Brandi Carlile ($36)                 interlaced with streams, waterfalls, ponds,
                                                                                                           Open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
August 10 k.d. lang and The Siss Boom Bang          bridges, rock outcroppings, and a rich array of
               ($35) Note: Sold out at zoo,         plant material. Recent work funded by the Pro          This jewel in Volunteer Park was built in 1912 and
               available online                     Parks Levy has resulted in improved paths, an          modeled after the Crystal Palace in London. It
August 14 The Go-Go’s ($24)                         upgraded entry, new restrooms, new irrigation,         features an outstanding display of flowering plants
August 17 Carolina Chocolate Drops ($19)            and better access for people with disabilities. Be     from all over the world, and its notable 600-variety
August 21 Aimee Mann with The Weepies               sure to stop and see the beautiful gate designed       orchid collection began as a gift from Anna H. Clise
               ($19)                                by artist Gerard Tsutakawa.                            in 1919. The Conservatory features five houses
August 24 Second show added: Brandi Carlile                                                                – bromeliad, fern, palm, cactus, and a special
The concerts are festival seating and concert-      Parsons Garden                                         seasonal house that displays the floral glory of each
goers are encouraged to spread out with blankets    7th Avenue W and W Highland Dr.                        period of the year. Info:
and low-backed folding chairs (maximum height       Open daily 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. Admission is free.          parkspaces/volunteerpark/conservatory.htm
allowed: 24”).                                      Formerly the family garden of Reginald H.              Mark your calendar! The Conservatory Annual Fall
Outside alcohol is prohibited.                      Parsons, the park was given to the city in 1956 by     Plant Sale takes place Saturday, September 17,
                                                    the family’s children. This small but lovely garden    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shop for plants featured in the
                                                    is a hidden gem on Queen Anne Hill’s south slope.
GOrGeOuS,                                                                                                  Conservatory and plants from its own collection at
                                                                                                           this sale sponsored by the Friends of the Conservatory.
                                                    Japanese Garden
GLOriOuS                                            1502 Lake Washington Boulevard (in the                 Afterward, step into the Conservatory and stop by the
                                                                                                           Gift Shop for a 20% discount on containers. Info:
GArDenS                                             Washington Park Arboretum), Open daily through
                                                    November 14.
Woodland Park
                                                    Hours:                                                 Washington Park
Rose Garden
5000 Fremont Avenue N
                                                    May 3 – August 15, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.                    Arboretum
                                                    August 16 – September 20, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.             2300 Arboretum Drive, open daily 7 a.m. – dusk.
Open daily 7 a.m. – dusk. Admission is free.
                                                    Admission:                                             For more information, please call 206-543-8800
The Woodland Park Rose Garden, managed
                                                    $5 per adult age 18 – 64; $3 per youth age 6 –         The Washington Park Arboretum is a spectacular
by the Woodland Park Zoo, is one of only two
                                                    17, senior adult 65 and older, and college student     urban green space on the shores of Lake
dozen certified American Rose Test Gardens
                                                    with ID; and free for kids 5 and younger.              Washington. Its 230 acres display a dynamic,
in the United States. The garden, open since
1924, features more than 5,000 rose bushes          Stop by and enter through the beautiful new            living museum with collections of oaks, conifers,
representing 280 varieties. At its picturesque      gatehouse that invites you into the Garden. The        camellias, Japanese maples, and hollies. Parks
and fragrant best from May through August, the      new structure, which includes gates sculpted by        owns and manages the Arboretum grounds,
garden displays new rose hybrids before they        local sculptor Gerard Tsutakawa, creates more          and the University of Washington manages its
become available to amateur rose enthusiasts. For   visibility for the garden and provides an entrance     plant collections through the Center for Urban
more information, please go to http://www.zoo.      worthy of one of the finest Japanese gardens in        Horticulture. The nonprofit Arboretum Foundation
org/page.aspx?pid=393.                              the country.                                           manages fund raising, membership, and volunteer
                                                    This 3½-acre formal garden was designed and            services. The Arboretum serves three important
Kubota Garden                                       built under the supervision of world-renowned          functions: recreation, conservation, and education.
9600 Renton Avenue S, Open daily from sunup to
                                                    Japanese garden designer Juki Iida in 1960.            Parks, the Foundation, and the University are
sunset. Admission is free.
                                                    Chado (The Way of Tea) demonstrations are              working hard to implement the Arboretum
Hidden in South Seattle, Kubota Garden is a         offered regularly in the traditional teahouse (for     Master Plan. For more information, please see
stunning 20-acre landscape that blends Japanese     more information, please call 206-324-1483). 
garden concepts with native Northwest plants.       It has been named one of the top ten Japanese          arboPlanindex.htm.
The city acquired the property, now an historic     gardens in the world outside Japan. For special        For a full listing of exciting and informative events,
landmark, in 1987 from the estate of master         events at the Japanese Garden, please see              programs, and activities, please see http://www.
landscaper Fujitaro Kubota. Kubota was a              
horticultural pioneer when he began merging         japanesegarden.htm.

Alki.....................................684-7430   Miller..................................684-4753
Ballard................................684-4093     Montlake...........................684-4736
Bitter.Lake.........................684-7524                       .
                                                    Northgate. ........................386-4283
Delridge.............................684-7423       Queen.Anne......................386-4240
Jefferson............................684-7481       South.Park.........................684-7451
Loyal.Heights....................684-4052           Southwest.........................684-7438
Magnolia...........................386-4235         Van.Asselt..........................386-1921
Meadowbrook..................684-7522               Yesler..................................386-1245

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