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Celebrate Visit a Park Day, Oct.3!

(re-posted from Seattle Parks & Recreation blog)

How many times have you said to yourself: “I should visit more parks”? Well, your day has come, my friend. Friday, Oct. 3, is National Visit a Park Day.

Rainier-Beach-Playfield-1024x801Here in Seattle we’re modifying that to Visit a Park Venue Day because we’re lucky enough to have so many amenities other than parks. Did you know your city has 465 named parks, 26 community centers, eight indoor swimming pools, two museums, three environmental learning centers and 12 dog off-leash areas?  Plus, there’s so much more.

Visit our park listings to find a park near you. Pack your water bottle, grab your windbreaker and get ready to explore.

If you want to join a planned or indoor event, we have a variety of things going on:

Celebrate the fall harvest
From 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 3 stop by Meadowbrook Community Center in northeast Seattle and enjoy freshly pressed apple juice,  visit the PCC Kids Pick Mobile and choose from a variety of children’s activities. For more information, call the community center at 206-684-7522.

Watch Muppets Most Wanted
Jefferson Community Center on Beacon Hill is hosting a “Muppets Most Wanted” movie night on Oct. 3. For details, please call the community center at 206-684-7481.

Friday Skate Night
From 6:30-8:30 p.m., join Alki Community Center in West Seattle for a night of skating with family and friends. The cost is $3 per skater. For more information, please call the community center at 206-684-7430.

Bump, set, spike
Miller Community Center on Capitol Hill is hosting drop-in volleyball from 6-8:45 p.m. on Oct. 3. The cost is $3. For more information, see the event listing.

For more ideas, check out the Parks event calendar or take a look through our fall brochures.

Oh, and while you’re there, take a selfie and share it with us. We’re @seattleparks #exploreparks