City of Seattle Parks and Recreation Department

About City of Seattle Parks and Recreation Department

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) manages a 6,414-acre park system of over 485 parks and extensive natural areas. SPR provides athletic fields, tennis courts, play areas, specialty gardens, and more than 25 miles of boulevards and 120 miles of trails. The system comprises about 12% of the city's land area. SPR also manages many facilities, including 26 community centers, eight indoor swimming pools, two outdoor (summer) swimming pools, four environmental education centers, two small craft centers, four golf courses, an outdoor stadium, and much more.


Seattle Urban Nature Guide

September 2023 Seattle, WA
“I like that they give you free training over nature and guiding all ages nature based programming. The staff is amazing and the co-volunteers are all excited to be there. I have learned a lot already and hope to learn so much more as I go!”

City of Seattle Parks and Reacreation Assistant

August 2021 - September 2021 Seattle, WA
“The environment and the people in that community are nice and feel very comfortable working with them.”
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Questions & Answers

What are the most common tasks of a lifeguard working for the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department?

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