Parks & Recreation
For the sixth consecutive year in a row the national nonprofit KaBOOM! recognized Mercer Island as a 2013 "Playful City USA." KaBOOM!, an organization dedicated to promoting healthy activity for children, selected Mercer Island as one of 217 cities across the country as a Playful City USA community for its continuing dedication to play.
"KaBOOM! Playful City USA" program highlighted the award-winning Adventure Playground, where kids create forts, swings, bridges, tree houses and more with staff supervisors facilitating the building. During each Friday of the summer, a Fun Mobile arrives at a different City park providing arts, crafts, music, entertainment, lawn games and a 'slip and slide.'
"The Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department takes pride in providing the highest quality facilities and services in partnership with the community to enhance livability on Mercer Island."
Comprehensive and diverse services include recreation, athletic, social, art, special event, park and facility operations/maintenance, open space acquisition, urban forestry management and other services.
Services are provided to preschool age children, youth, teen, adult, family and senior populations through partnerships with community agencies, businesses and institutions.
With over 35 parks and open space areas boasting over 400 acres and trails in excess of 50 miles, the Department maintains
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Forest Stewardship Events
Saturday, April 26, 2014Mercer island Parks & Recreation Forest Stewardship Opportunities.
View and print a listing of events here. Register for each event at the listed web site.
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Leap for Green Family Sustainability Fair
Saturday, April 26, 2014Learn - Act - Impact. This year's focus will be on taking action to green up your life, home, and garden!
Join us for this fun-filled day of children’s activities, entertainment, food and information as local vendors and entertainers share how kids and adults can Learn, Act, and then Impact sustai... Read more...
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