Associated Recreation Council, Seattle


The Associated Recreation Council (ARC) makes Seattle a healthier and more vital place to live by enhancing access to high-quality recreation and lifelong learning programs for all Seattle residents.

Your support enables us to reach, teach and inspire still more children, teens, families and adults to further strengthen our diverse and vibrant community.



  • Make a financial contribution to ARC

    Consider making a one-time or recurring donation.
    Online:        Donate now
    By phone:  Call 206-727-8792
    By mail:      Make your check payable to “Associated Recreation Council” and mail to:
                         Associated Recreation Council
                         8061 Densmore Avenue N
                         Seattle, WA 98103


  • Learn to Swim Scholarship Fund

    Make sure that all children have the opportunity to receive quality swim instruction at Seattle Parks and Recreation pools this summer. Your gift will help spark a lifelong connection to the health benefits of swimming, while ensuring it remains safe and fun. Click here to make a donation.


  • Matching Gifts

    Many corporations have matching gift programs and will match your donation to an accredited charitable organization. It's an easy way to double or even triple the impact of your personal contribution to ARC. Ask your employer if they have a matching program in place.
  • Leave a Legacy

    Naming ARC in your will or though other planned giving instruments can provide valuable tax benefits and/or lifetime income for you and your spouse or other loved one, while caring on the legacy of Seattle parks and parks programs for future generations. If considering planned giving options, contact ARC Development Director Joseph DiChiaro at 206-727-8792.
  • Join an Advisory Council

    We invite community members who are interested in a long-term commitment to consider joining one of our 36 Advisory Councils.  More information regarding our Advisory Council can be found by clicking here.
  • Shop with a Smile

    Register with AmazonSmile, select the “Associated Recreation Council” as beneficiary and every time you shop through, 0.5% of your purchase will benefit youth scholarships for a wide-range of ARC programs.