Forest Stairways

The city is a big place that can take a lifetime to explore. Seattle has over 650 public stairs of varying lengths and elevation challenges, which allows us both an opportunity to see the Emerald City’s incredible assets as well as some great forests that you might...
Mapping Restoration

Mapping Restoration

Have you seen this map before? The GSP Reference Map helps us track restoration within individual parks while also monitoring progress citywide. We unveiled this new map last year on the ArcGIS Online platform, and it is a key tool in carrying out our goal to...
Parks: The Ultimate Outdoor Classroom

Parks: The Ultimate Outdoor Classroom

Bringing students into one of Seattle’s greenspaces allows students and educators to enter the ultimate outdoor classroom. It seems journal articles and newspaper/radio reports roll out weekly about the developmental and leardership-building benefits of getting kids...
Green dog, good dog

Green dog, good dog

Today’s West Seattle Blog article on off-leash dogs in Lincoln Park highlights an important message to dog owners across the City. An undergraduate at the UW is researching the impacts of dogs on forest restoration. If you think one dog isn’t making much...