Update on Burke-Gilman Trail work in northeast Seattle

UPDATE: Seattle Parks and Recreation continues to clear debris

Seattle Parks and Recreation(SPR) will continue work to clean up debris and provide ditch maintenance at two landslide sites along sections of the Burke-Gilman Trail in northeast Seattle. SPR opened the trail to users for the remainder of today, Jan. 19 and will resume work on Jan 20. The trail will be intermittently closed from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. to allow us to complete the project.

Trail users will experience short intermittently closures between NE 125th St. and NE 135th St. on the Burke Gilman Trail to allow trucks to access the site and remove debris. SPR will provide flaggers to minimize impact to trail users.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience during this maintenance project.

Seattle Parks and Recreation to begin construction of drainage improvements at Jefferson Playfield

drainage improvement map near Jefferson Playfield

Seattle Parks and Recreation will begin construction on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 to improve the sidewalk, drainage and parking along 16th Ave. S between S Dakota St. and S Nevada St. This project, located just west of Jefferson Playfield, includes new drainage infrastructure, wheel stops to define the parking area, and new street trees. [Read more…]

Seward Park swimming beach will open after two days of clean water samples

Seattle’s Seward Park swimming beach will reopen Saturday, after two consecutive days of testing showed the water safe for recreation. But a four-block stretch of Lake Washington remains closed to contact by humans and pets pending further testing.

The section of Lake Washington shoreline near Wednesday’s sewage spill site — from South Angeline Street north to the 4200 block of Lake Washington Boulevard South (including Lakewood Moorage) — remains closed. Additional testing will be conducted this weekend.

Seattle Parks and Recreation, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and Public Health–Seattle and King County closed areas of the lake Wednesday after problems with a pipe valve caused an estimated 12,000 gallons sewage to spill near South Alaska Street and Lake Washington Boulevard South, more than a mile north of the Seward Park beach. [Read more…]

Seward Park beach closed after Lake Washington sewage spill

Park to remain closed at least until test results are back, Thursday afternoon

Seattle’s Seward Park swimming beach has been ordered closed following a large sewage spill Wednesday morning into Lake Washington.

Seattle Parks and Recreation and Seattle Public Utilities made the decision to close the park based on the size of the spill, estimated at about 12,000 gallons. The park will remain closed at least until test results are back from the lab, tomorrow afternoon. [Read more…]

Green Lake Community Center and Evans Pool to close for maintenance

Green Lake Community Center and Evans Pool will be closed from Sunday, Aug. 30 through Monday, Sept. 7 for facility maintenance. The community center floors are getting refinished and the chemicals used required the buildings to be vacated.

The outside bathrooms will remain open from 6 a.m.-9 p.m. during this time.

Although the community center will be closed, reservation applications can still be dropped off outside the community center on Sept. 1. A staff member from Seattle Parks and Recreation’s events scheduling office will meet applicants outside at 10 a.m. to collect paperwork.

Amy Yee Tennis Center to close for maintenance

Amy Yee Tennis Center will be closed to the public for maintenance Aug. 24-Sept. 7. The center will reopen Sept. 8 at 7 a.m. During this time the public will be able to access outdoor tennis courts and there will be a Porta-Potty on site for our outdoor courts.

Center staff will check phone messages and try and respond regularly, but will not be answering phones. If you need to register for a class you can call any community center and give them the six-digit barcode number from the brochure to register. If you would like to reserve an outdoor court or anywhere in Seattle during the closure you can email tenniscourtscheduling@seattle.gov (please allow three days to schedule your court).

Seattle Parks and Recreation temporarily closes all outdoor aquatic facilities due to weather

Effective immediately Seattle Parks and Recreation is temporarily closing all public outdoor aquatic facilities today, Aug. 12, 2015, due to unstable weather and reports of thunder and lightning. The closure list includes:


Outdoor Pools

  • Lowery C. “Pop” Mounger Pool, at 2535 32nd Ave. W, 206-684-4708
  • Colman Pool, at 8603 Fauntleroy Way SW, 206-684-7494

[Read more…]

Loyal Heights Community Center to close for electrical repairs

Loyal Heights Community Center, 2101 NW 77th St, will close for electrical service upgrades Sunday, Feb.16 through Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.

Over the past three months, the Loyal Heights Community Center has received a variety of code compliance work and improvements to the electrical systems. The work has been mostly done overnight while the community center is closed, not impacting community center operations.  The work to complete the project requires several electrical disruptions, resulting in the need to close the facility.

Loyal Heights Community Center serves the Ballard and Loyal Heights neighborhoods, offering activities and classes for all age groups. For program information or program needs related to this shutdown, please contact Loyal Heights Community Center at 206-684-4052.

The Parks and Green Spaces Levy Oversight Committee received City Council approval to use Levy inflation savings funds for 17 much needed major maintenance projects. Loyal Heights Community Center building improvements is one such project.

For more information about Loyal Heights Community Center building improvement project, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/loyal_heights_cc/

If you have questions about the project, please contact Capital Project Coordinator Gary Gibbons at gary.gibbons@seattle.gov or 206-386-151.



Hours reduced at Medgar Evers Pool through Tuesday, October 29, for roof work

The roofing work at Medgar Evers Pool is nearly complete.

Some odors associated with the work have recently gotten into the pool area, and made the environment uncomfortable for patrons.

While the odor has no harmful effects, it is unpleasant. To reduce impacts for pool users, we have adjusted our pool hours and programs for the next several days.

Adjusted schedule

Sunday October 27:

HOURS: 12 – 2 p.m.

Monday October 28:

HOURS: 6:30 – 8 a.m.

Tuesday, October 29:

CLOSED:  no public programming

Parks anticipates full programming will begin on Wednesday, October 30. All other programs and swim times outside these limited hours of operation will be cancelled. For more information, please call the pool staff at 684-4766.

We are working as quickly as possible to complete this work, and we apologize for the inconvenience.