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Construction begins on Seattle Asian Art Museum expansion

The art deco building in Volunteer Park is getting upgrades—and the museum is getting more space

City settles suit over illegal skate park on Green Lake’s Duck Island [updated]

Humans aren’t even supposed to walk on that island, so pouring concrete is especially off-limits.

Seattle City Council approves Seattle Asian Art Museum expansion

The art deco building is getting upgrades—and the museum is getting more space

Schmitz Park will expand, thanks to sale of a tear-down

The old-growth preserve will grow, thanks to a Seattleite who opted to sell his property to the city

Downtown pavement park Pine Street Plaza officially opens Monday

It’s a public-private pavement park

Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park reaches 4,000 acres

More than 1,500 additional acres of Kitsap forest will be preserved

In Bothell, former golf course is now a 90-acre park

The Bothell City Council voted to buy the land last week

New public art lights up Occidental Square

"360 Beacon" is a temporary art installation with room for lounging

Visitor fees at Mount Rainier and Olympic national parks could triple

The public has less than a week left to comment.

City issues asks for more ideas for Magnuson Park hangars

What would you do with an old Navy building?

Build the mini-park of your dreams this fall

SDOT is taking applications for mini park designs to temporarily activate on-street parking spots.

Celebrate two public basketball hoops with the Seattle Storm this weekend

The Downtown Seattle area is about to have double the public basketball hoops: Two new hoops in Pioneer Square’s Occidental Park bring the total to four.

Transforming a defunct gas station into a community space

Minimart City Park will activate a long-vacant corner store in Georgetown.

The Ramps to Nowhere: Going, but not quite gone

The popular ramps from an unpopular freeway are coming down—slowly.

15 photos of dogs enjoying Seattle parks

Seattle is known for easy access to nature, even within city limits. We also love our dogs. So it’s a good thing that we have a ton of parks for our furry, slobbery, adorable friends to play in, both off-leash and no.

Plans underway for all-gender restrooms in Cal Anderson Park

It’s not just because the current bathrooms are gross—the current facility, which features two gender-segregated facilities with stalls, carries serious safety concerns.

St Edward Seminary will become a hotel

The decaying old building is getting a makeover—and a spa—in a deal with a private developer

Sounders championship march & rally: Know where to go

Celebrate with the Sounders on Tuesday

Take a look around Seattle: Then and now

Some of Seattle’s iconic views have changed quite a bit

LID I-5 group wants to get the conversation started

An upcoming open house is the latest chance to learn about a potential lid on I-5 in Seattle

5 places to see the supermoon over Seattle

Find a great spot to snag your supermoon photo tonight

National parks entrance fees are waived for Friday

Good day to visit Mount Rainier National Park and others

New app lets you find & improve Seattle trails

The app not only shows you where the trails are but also lets you know about any obstacles or issues you might face

Explore Lakeview Place, the smallest park in Seattle

We wouldn't blame you if you drove or even walked right past Lakeview Place and missed it. Yet, at 185-square-foot, the tiny space stands out because of how little it stands out. The 0.004 acre-area is the smallest official park in Seattle.

The ten most interesting parks to visit on PARK(ing) Day

Get out and see some parks

PARK(ing) Day adds more parks and extra day for 2016

PARK(ing) Day Plus+ expands the event for one additional day and allow participants to demonstrate creative street improvement ideas

We’ll see you at the First Hill street petting zoo

The First Hill Improvement Association knows the best way to improve a community is with piglets

What major Seattle urban project would you vote for?

What version of NYC’s High Line or San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center would make enough sense for the people of Seattle to sign on for?

Seattle voters say no on elevated park, yes on housing levy

The official results for primary elections are still being finalized but most of the decisions are pretty clear. Voters soundly rejected the elevated waterfront park plan and approved a $290M housing levy to help with affordable housing.

Do you know the correct way to walk around Green Lake?

The first time anyone decides to walk, run, or cycle around Green Lake, they’re faced with an earth-shaking decision that could have dire consequences if the wrong choice is made. Should I go clockwise or counterclockwise?

Seattle's Parks: Then and Now

From Green Lake to Gas Works Park, here's some of the Seattle parks and how they've changed over the years

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Have You Visited Every Seattle Center City Park?

With weather like this, you've got to get out of the house or office, even just for a little bit. If you're working downtown or close to it, there's probably a park or green space near where you are right now. The question is, do you know about it?

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Seek Out These Secret Seattle Parks For Springtime

The weather is starting to turn for the better and that means it's the perfect time to get out there and explore the nooks and crannies of Seattle. We've mapped out twelve tiny or hidden parks that often fly under the radar

South Seattle Land Sale Can Help Homelessness

A huge chunk of land in South Seattle is burning a hole in the city's pocket and they might sell it and use some of the profits to fight homelessness.

Dexter Horton Building Sold; Seattle 4th-Richest U.S. City

City Council Closes Rent Loophole; Housing Bubble Concerns

Here's a Gallery of Our Favorites from Seattle's PARK(ing) Day

PARK(ing) Day Returns to Seattle This Friday, Sept. 18

Seawall Project Delayed; Teachers Tentatively Reach Deal