We encourage the community to beat the heat this summer at our public beaches, pools and water features, but we want everyone to enjoy the water as safely as possible.
A small investment could potentially save the lives of loved ones or friends. Low-cost life jackets will be on sale at Green Lake/Evans Pool, Southwest Pool and Rainier Beach Pool on select Saturdays (see dates below) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Evans Pool (7201 E Green Lake Drive N): May 20, July 15
- Southwest Pool (2801 SW Thistle St.): June 17
- Rainier Beach Pool (8825 Rainier Ave. S): Aug. 12
Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death among children ages 1 – 14 years old. Wearing a life jacket saves lives. Washington State law requires children ages 12 and younger to wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket or life vest on vessels shorter than 19 feet long. There must be a life jacket on board for each person older than 12.
The cost for life jackets sizes infant to youth large is $20, and $30 for adult sizes (one size fits all). The life jackets are comfortable, high-quality vests in fashion colors. All sales are final -sorry, we cannot offer refunds or returns. Customers younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Fitters will be on site to help purchasers choose the correct size. The person for whom the jacket is being purchased must be present for proper fitting.