Celebrate Earth Day with Seattle Parks & Recreation activities this weekend

We have free and low-cost activities to help you and your family celebrate Earth Day and connect with nature. Visit our blog here for a full round up of activities and see highlights below.


Discovery Park Earth Walk on April 23

Saturday, April 23, 1pm-2:30pm. This guided nature walk will focus on exploring the forest with all our senses. This program will begin and end at the Discovery Park Visitor Center. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Everyone attending the program must be registered, call 206-386-4236 to register for this free walk or register here.




Earth Week Family Yoga, April 23

Saturday April 23, 11am – noon, $7.

Join Ms. Maria for a family yoga session at the Discovery Park Visitor Center. We will explore how yoga helps us feel grounded & connected to the Earth as well as practice poses, mindfulness, & relaxation. This family yoga offering is suitable for children ages 7+. Register here ($7).



High Point Earth Day Event on April 23

Saturday, April 23rd 1-3pm

Location: Commons Park, 3201 SW Graham St., Seattle, WA 98126

Seattle Parks & Recreation Naturalists will be hosting a booth with art activities and educational information for Earth Day at the High Point Earth Day Event in West Seattle.



Bird Tour at Discovery Park on April 23

Saturday, April 23, 8am-10am

Discover the joy of birding. Join experienced birders in exploring Discovery Park’s many habitats looking for migrants as well as year-round residents.

Register here ($5 for ages 8+).



Earth Week DIY Microgreens Kit

Grow your own MICROGREENS at home with our Earth Week DIY Microgreens kit. Each kit includes everything you need to grow your own at home. Proceeds from these $5 kits support free programming at Discovery Park. Kits will be ready for pickup at the Discovery Park Visitor Center during our regular open hours between April 23 – April 30. Reserve your kit here for $5.




City Nature Challenge

Join Seattle Parks naturalists and Seattle Urban Nature Guides on a walk and participate in the 2022 City Nature Challenge. The walks are an opportunity to meet new people, get help downloading/using the iNaturalist app (needed to participate in the City Nature Challenge) and help document the amazing diversity of nature in our Seattle Parks.

Friday 4/29, 4-6pm: Lincoln Park – the upper parking lot information kiosk

Saturday 4/30, 10am -12pm: Carkeek Park – Lower lot next to the “lower meadow” by the kiosk

Sunday 5/1, 1-3pm: Magnuson Park – building 30 parking lot

Monday 5/2, 10-12pm: Seward Park – in front of the Audubon Center



StoryWalk in the Parks, April 19-24

Reading and the outdoors go together like kids and playgrounds! The Seattle Public Library and Seattle Parks and Recreation are collaborating to bring you StoryWalk® in the Parks from Tuesday April 19 through Sunday, April 24.

A StoryWalk® is an outdoor reading experience: A picture book is installed on signposts along a walking route, where families can read along as they walk (or hop or skip) and enjoy the outdoors.

You can find StoryWalks from Tuesday April 19 through Sunday, April 24 at Herring’s House Park (Tualtwx), Lincoln Park, Green Lake (near the community center) and Genesee Park (between the playground and Community Center).