Reopening celebration for one acre City Hall Park in Downtown Seattle. (Ryan Packer)

Summer is (finally) here for families with kids in Seattle Public Schools! In this episode, hosts Ray Dubicki and Natalie Argerious reflect on how we got to this late start to summer and look forward to what’s ahead. A great companion piece to this episode is Ray’s recent op-ed on Mayor Harrell’s vision for Downtown Seattle. Be sure to check it out. 

This is the last episode of our third podcast season. Although we are taking a break from recording, we will be checking our email this summer, and we’d love to hear from you about your summer adventures and ideas for future episodes once we return in September. Reach out to us at podcast [at]  

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Natalie Bicknell Argerious (she/her) is a reporter and podcast host at The Urbanist. She previously served as managing editor. A passionate urban explorer since childhood, she loves learning how to make cities more inclusive, vibrant, and environmentally resilient. You can often find her wandering around Seattle's Central District and Capitol Hill with her dogs and cat. Email her at natalie [at] theurbanist [dot] org.