Tag: Seattle Parks Department

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTIONS AGAINST OBESITY

April 24th, 2012

Obesity continues to be a major public health challenge.  Too many Americans are overweight enough that their health is suffering, with diseases like diabetes rising dramatically.  In Seattle 50% of adults and 22% of youth are overweight or obese. The problem is that healthy food is often expensive and not widely available, while unhealthy food […]

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COMMUNITY CENTER REINVENTION – CAN WE SAVE MONEY AND SERVE THE COMMUNITY?

August 3rd, 2011

The Parks Department took a major hit in the 2011 budget and lost dozens of employees – but it could have been worse.  The Mayor’s proposed budget would have converted three community spaces to offices and cut drop in hours by up to 80% at five community centers proposed for ‘limited use’, with no plans […]

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