Programs for People

These initiatives will help the people of Seattle be healthy, active, and engaged. From providing more opportunities for people from underserved communities to expanding and improving programs for the young, those with disabilities, and older adults, these initiatives contribute to our legacy of healthy people and strong communities. These initiatives improve and fund programs, classes, and services for the community, and focus on providing access to recreation for all.

Associated Programs

Restore Community Center Operations

Improve the customer experience at community centers by adding hours for custoidans, customer service and program staff. Visit the Community Center Strategic Plan and explore the budget

Recreation Opportunities for All

Hire new staff member to work on establishing 25 new partnerships in underserved communities, with the goal of serving 2,500 participants. Explore the budget.

Put Art in the Parks

Recruit and select artists to "activate" parks through approximately 40 performances and temporary installations. Explore the budget and download the Put Art in Parks brochure. Find out how you can apply for funding an event in a city park, visit the Office of Arts and Culture website.

Customer Service and Technology

Update the registration, facility booking, and point of sale system to improve customer experience. Explore the budget.

More Programs for Older Adults

Expand dementia-friendly programming piloted in 20145; increase participation of elders from immigrant and refugee communities; serve at least an additional 1,000 participants in 2016. Explore the budget. 

Better Programs for Young People - Seattle's Future

Use Youth Program Quality Assessment to assess impact on lives of young people for 10 programs to improve quality for more than 1,500 participants. Explore the budget.

Get Moving

Hire a new staff member to create/leverage partnerships with community groups to provide up to 10 new programs, services, and events to help at least 1,000 participants "get moving" with healthy activities. Visit the Get Moving Program page, explore the budget, or download the pocket guide brochure.

Meeting the Needs of People with Disabilities

Serve an additional 79 youth each summer by expanding overnight camp and a Friday Teen Activity Club; Serve 200 additional participants during the school year through new programs such as baking and community service clubs, creative dance, potter, and flag football. Explore the budget.