Pianos in the Parks campaign launched July 17

Shenandoah Davis performs with Sean Nelson in Othello Park

On July 17, Seattle Parks and Recreation, King County Parks, and local arts and business organizations collaborated to launch Pianos in the Parks, a campaign placed 20 decorated pianos in Seattle parks, King County parks, Seattle Center and City Hall Plaza. Read more »

Design excellence award winners announced


The Seattle Design Commission has announced the winners of the Commission’s Design Excellence Awards. Four winning projects were selected from the many public buildings, parks, open spaces, infrastructure projects and vision plans that were reviewed by the Seattle Design Commission between 2011 and 2013. Read more »

West Seattle: Let’s talk! Encouraging productive civic engagement

West Seattle

The City of Seattle will host an event to provide information on current programs and proposals related to a growing city. This is an opportunity for discussion. West Seattle: Let’s talk Saturday, June 28 from 9:30-11:30 am West Seattle Senior Center (4217 SW Oregon Street) The event will feature open house-style information to allow dialogue […] Read more »

Log House Museum unveils restored Admiral Totem Pole

Totem unveiling

Today, in what was called by some a “life-affirming event,” the Mayor, several dignitaries, Duwamish Tribe representatives, and hundreds of elementary students from West Seattle unveiled the former Admiral Way totem pole at its new home outside of the Log House Museum. More information about the totem pole’s history is available on the Southwest Seattle […] Read more »

Mayor cuts the ribbon on Sculpture Park’s latest acquisition ‘Echo’


Mayor Murray participated in the ribbon cutting of Olympic Sculpture Park’s new acquisition ‘Echo’ today. The spectacular 46-foot sculpture faces Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains and dramatically enhances the park’s waterfront space. The Mayor thanked local art collector Barney Ebsworth for generously donating the piece to Seattle and he thanked the artist, Jaume Plensa, […] Read more »

Play Streets are coming to Seattle!


Looking for something new to do with your street? Consider joining SDOT’s Pilot Play Streets Program! So what is a “play street,” exactly? It’s just what it sounds like. With a free permit, you can temporarily close your street to traffic so that you and your neighbors can go out and play in the street. […] Read more »