SAVE THE DATE for our next free special event coming up on Friday July 20th from 6-8pm! There will be a FREE Family Garden Day and a community stewardship opportunity, in collaboration with the Magnuson Community Center annual Ice Cream Social! For more information, click on the Events menu tab above. Hope to see you there!

Looking for summer nature camps?

Now that Teacher Emily has retired, this website no longer contains any information about summer nature camps at Magnuson Park.

However, the Community Center has hired a new teaching staff, and is offering summer nature camps with new camp times, age ranges, and camp themes. Their camp schedule is posted on the SPARC website and listed in the 2018 Summer Camp Brochure

For all nature camp questions, please contact Magnuson Community Center staff at 206-684-7026.

Upcoming Events

  • August 29, 2018 10:00 amGrandchild and Me nature day for Seattle Parks Lifelong Recreation program
  • September 14, 2018 9:00 amMagnuson Childrens Garden Day of Caring stewardship event
  • September 15, 2018 10:00 amMagnuson Childrens Garden service day with MKA
  • October 6, 2018 11:00 amScarecrow Festival! Fun for the whole family in the Childrens Garden and Orchard!
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News from Teacher Emily

Though I have retired from my Magnuson Park job, I am still very much involved as a volunteer member of the Magnuson Children’s Garden Committee! I’ll be co-leading some of the FREE Children’s Garden special events and nature walks from spring to fall, and I hope to see you in the park!

Being the founder, director, and lead educator of Magnuson Nature Programs for 12+ years was an honor, a life-changing experience, a whole lot of fun, and a gift I will always treasure.  I consider myself  lucky to have been able to guide thousands of people (young and young-at-heart) into a deeper understanding and connection with the natural world.   Seeing the natural areas and gardens of Magnuson Park “grow up” – along with so many wonderful children – has been  absolutely priceless!