Thanks to all who made our 2018 GiveBig Seattle Day a big success - we are so grateful for your support! SAVE THE DATE for our next free special event coming up on Saturday May 19th from 10am-1pm, to honor Endangered Species Day! There will be a Family Garden Class, a community stewardship opportunity, and a Family Garden Day! For more information, click on the Spring 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 assistant coordinator Jacqueline Oaksford at Jacqueline.Oaksford@seattle.gov or 206-684-7026.

Upcoming Events

  • June 23, 2018 11:00 amFREE Family Garden Class: "Pollinator Power"
  • June 23, 2018 12:00 pmFREE Family Garden Day!
  • June 23, 2018 12:00 pmMagnuson Childrens Garden stewardship event
  • June 27, 2018 10:00 amGrandchild and Me nature walk for Seattle Parks Lifelong Recreation program
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News from Teacher Emily

Though I have now retired from my Magnuson Park job, I am still very much involved as a volunteer member of the Magnuson Children’s Garden Committee! It is a non-profit entity that is completely separate from Magnuson Nature Programs.  I’ll be co-leading some of the FREE Children’s Garden special events and nature walks during spring and summer, and 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 very 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!