Blog Posts - Seattle Parks



Comments on Natural Area and Greenbelt Supplemental Use Guidelines

The following comments were delivered by Steve Zemke, Chair of the Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest to the Seattle Parks Board on June 25, 2015. The Seattle Parks Department is proposing to open up long protected natural areas and greenbelts &...
by Friends of Urban Forest on Jul 4, 2015

Seattle Finds Free Ping Pong in the Park Reduces Crime

If you were serving on a task force to reduce crime in your community, you would probably hear plenty of ideas that are common. Hiring more police officers could help reduce crime, as could placing motion video cameras around high-crime areas. Many c...
by Debt Free Living Guru on Jun 7, 2015

Can Free Ping Pong in the Park Reduce Crime in Seattle?

If you were serving on a task force to reduce crime in your community, you would probably hear plenty of ideas that are common. Hiring more police officers could help reduce crime, as could placing motion video cameras around high-crime areas. Many c...
by Debt Free Living Guru on Jun 7, 2015

Keeping Cheasty, and All Seattle’s Natural Areas, Healthy for Urban Nature

  The Thornton Creek Alliance has sent the following letter to the Seattle Park Board Commissioners questioning the pilot project proposal to open a large section of the Cheasty Green Belt and Natural Area to active sports use by mountain bikes...
by Friends of Urban Forest on Apr 23, 2015

Parks Grasslands Mowing Impacting Ground Nesting Birds

  The following letters were posted on Seattle Parks and Open Space Advocates  listserve and raise an important issues affecting ground nesting birds in Seattle and other parks. Subject: Stop the mowing of nesting bird habitat in Discovery Par...
by Friends of Urban Forest on Apr 10, 2015


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