Community Voices

Explore stories about parks and public spaces throughout the Seattle region.

Photo of AP Diaz, Superintendent of Seattle Parks and Recreation, standing on the hill at Gas Works Park, overlooking Lake Union and the Space Needle. Photo by AP Diaz.

Get to know AP Diaz, Seattle Parks & Recreation’s new Superintendent

By Rebecca Bear
Photos courtesy of AP Diaz

Puma Playfield at Concord International Elementary: Prioritizing greenspace accessibility for the South Park community

By Emi Okikawa
Photo credit Elizar Mercado

Rendering of Rainier Beach Skatepark. Photo by Environmental Works.

Rainier Beach Skatepark: The ideal location for a multipurpose gathering space becomes a reality

By Emi Okikawa

Chinatown-International District Community Watch: Empowering the community to protect themselves and each other

By Emi Okikawa
Photo provided by Tanya Woo

Detective Cookie Chess Park: Local kids asked, Detective Cookie and the Rainier Beach community answered

By Emi Okikawa
Photo credit Bethany Potter

Our Collective Win: Seattle Park District

By Rebecca Bear

King County Play Equity Coalition: Centering youth access to the outdoors

By Emi Okikawa
Photo provided by King County Play Equity Coalition 2020

Outdoor Asian: Hiking with community to build connection

By Emi Okikawa
Photo provided by Outdoor Asian

Photo of community members wearing t-shirts that read 'Make Black Count.' Photo provided by David Bulindah. Photo credit unknown.

Wakulima USA: Connecting nature, health, culture and food

By Emi Okikawa
Photo provided by David Bulindah

Gateway Park North: Georgetown’s little park with big views and bigger purpose

By Emi Okikawa
Photo provided by Jake Bookwalter

A Look Toward the Future of Citywide Green Space: an Interview with Cayce James from Seattle’s Office of Planning and Community Development

By Rebecca Bear
Transcribed by Alex Brott

The Garfield Super Block: Celebrating the Central District’s Historic Communities with Art and Storytelling

By Emi Okikawa

Photo of AP Diaz, Superintendent of Seattle Parks and Recreation, standing on the hill at Gas Works Park, overlooking Lake Union and the Space Needle. Photo by AP Diaz.

Get to know AP Diaz, Seattle Parks & Recreation’s new Superintendent

By Rebecca Bear
Photos courtesy of AP Diaz

Puma Playfield at Concord International Elementary: Prioritizing greenspace accessibility for the South Park community

By Emi Okikawa
Photo credit Elizar Mercado

Rendering of Rainier Beach Skatepark. Photo by Environmental Works.

Rainier Beach Skatepark: The ideal location for a multipurpose gathering space becomes a reality

By Emi Okikawa

Chinatown-International District Community Watch: Empowering the community to protect themselves and each other

By Emi Okikawa
Photo provided by Tanya Woo

Detective Cookie Chess Park: Local kids asked, Detective Cookie and the Rainier Beach community answered

By Emi Okikawa
Photo credit Bethany Potter

Our Collective Win: Seattle Park District

By Rebecca Bear

King County Play Equity Coalition: Centering youth access to the outdoors

By Emi Okikawa
Photo provided by King County Play Equity Coalition 2020

Outdoor Asian: Hiking with community to build connection

By Emi Okikawa
Photo provided by Outdoor Asian

Photo of community members wearing t-shirts that read 'Make Black Count.' Photo provided by David Bulindah. Photo credit unknown.

Wakulima USA: Connecting nature, health, culture and food

By Emi Okikawa
Photo provided by David Bulindah

Gateway Park North: Georgetown’s little park with big views and bigger purpose

By Emi Okikawa
Photo provided by Jake Bookwalter

A Look Toward the Future of Citywide Green Space: an Interview with Cayce James from Seattle’s Office of Planning and Community Development

By Rebecca Bear
Transcribed by Alex Brott

The Garfield Super Block: Celebrating the Central District’s Historic Communities with Art and Storytelling

By Emi Okikawa

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