Teen Programs

Kirkland Parks and Community Services has year-round teen programming for teens in the Kirkland area. Programs include outdoor adventure trips, health and wellness courses, job and life skill classes, field trips, and social events such as teen nights. Our programs run all year long. Many of them are no cost events but scholarships are easy to get. For more information on our teen programs, please see below.

Videos of Teen Outdoor Adventures 2023

We have captured countless core memories being made this summer. Check out some of these videos to see what I'm talking about.

TOA Pratt River 8-8 https://kirkland.granicus.com/player/clip/4823

TOA Pratt River 7-13 https://kirkland.granicus.com/player/clip/4822

TOA Poo Poo Point https://kirkland.granicus.com/player/clip/4821

TOA Lighthouse point https://kirkland.granicus.com/player/clip/4820

TOA River Float 7-19 https://kirkland.granicus.com/player/clip/4819

TOA Otter Falls & Taylor River https://kirkland.granicus.com/player/clip/4818

TOA Mt. Rainier (Tolmie Peak) https://kirkland.granicus.com/player/clip/4817

KPCF, Kirkland Teens & Amazon https://kirkland.granicus.com/player/clip/4816

June 2023 Teen Night https://kirkland.granicus.com/player/clip/4815

July 2023 Teen Night https://kirkland.granicus.com/player/clip/4814

Get Plugged In

Want to know about our upcoming programming? Get plugged in and join our email list. We will send out monthly updates on all that is going on for teens in our area. 

Volunteer with the City

Give back to your community and join our team of volunteers. Volunteers are needed for a variety of programs throughout the year including our community building events like See Spot Splash and the Harvest Festival. We can sign off on any high school volunteer hours needed. 

Apply to Volunteer with the City 

Simple Eats For Teens

Simple Eats for Teens

Simple Eats for Teens is back this year with even more cooking skills to be learned! Our workshop introduces “cooking without a kitchen” using microwaves, electric skillets and just a few ingredients. It’s like making something out of nothing! Learn all about recipe comprehension and cooking safety. 

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Join us in making fun brunch-themed food! Come make a delicious brunch that you can recreate for family or friends and make an ordinary weekend special.

Saturday, May 13th 11:30am-1:30pm at McAuliffe Park’s Atrium Building 

Registration Fee: $40.00

Click here to register 

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Party Food 

Join us making amazing party-themed food! In this class you will learn to make some of your favorite party food. Step up your game night or summer party with these recipes. 

Saturday, July 22nd 11:30am-1:30pm at McAuliffe Park’s Atrium Building 

Registration Fee: $40.00   

Teen Workshops

Teen Workshops 

We will be offering job skill and personal finance classes for teens this spring! All classes include workbooks and handouts.  

Are we missing a class you want to have offered in the future? Click Here to let us know what we are missing. 

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It’s My Job! – A Teen Job Skills Workshop 

In this job skills class, you will learn the basics of interviewing, resume writing, and workplace etiquette. The program includes improving verbal and written skills for the workplace, cell phones in the workplace and much more. Our FREE Workshops are presented by Junior Achievement. 

Mondays & Wednesdays, April 19-26 | 5:30-7pm at the Peter Kirk Community Center 

Click Here to register

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Personal Finance 2.0 – A Teen Finance Workshop 

In our personal finance class, you will learn about managing your finances such as setting boundaries, creating a budget, savings, the importance of credit, debt and much more. Our FREE Workshops are presented by Junior Achievement. 

Tuesdays & Thursdays, May 2-11 | 5:30-7pm at the Peter Kirk Community Center  

Youth And Family Resources And Services

Youth and Family Resources and Services 

The Human Services Division of Parks & Community Services has compiled many youth and family services and resources.

Click here to visit the Human Services Resources Page