Revised Friday, September 17, 2021
- The Meadowbrook hygiene shower program is closed until Monday, September 20.
- Beaches, wading pools, outdoor pools and sprayparks are now closed for the season.
Seattle Parks and Recreation is currently following Phase 3 guidelines on capacity limits for outdoor activities.
Determining which programs and activities are feasible throughout 2021 is an ongoing task. Follow our recent posts on this blog for specific updates on plans, as well as our main Facebook page. To learn how the pandemic has affected our 2021 operating budget, please visit this post.
Please be advised that the status of activities listed on this page is subject to change at any time. Many facilities remain closed due to the pandemic and staffing challenges.
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Medgar Evers Pool is open to the public for lap swimming and independent water fitness.
Rainier Beach Pool is open to the public for lap swimming and independent water fitness.
Southwest Pool is to the public for lap swimming and independent water fitness.
Madison Pool is open to the public for lap swimming and independent water fitness.
Atlantic City Boat Launch is OPEN, after hosting a City COVID-19 vaccine and testing site earlier this year. Stan Sayres launch, 4 miles north, can be used for small boats that can fit in between the concrete blocks; otherwise, the launch is closed to larger boats while we await federal permits to perform repairs. Other launch info here.
OTHER ACTIVITIES & AMENITIES
Social distancing should be practiced at any open amenities:
|Adult Fitness Equipment (outdoors in parks)||Open|
|Amy Yee Tennis Center||Open|
|Athletic Field Use||Open for use with some guidelines** (see below)|
|Beaches||See Swimming Areas|
(hand carry & motorized)
|Most open except Atlantic City & Ferdinand St.|
|Boat Moorages||Open to renters only; new non-Parks management|
|Camp Long Walk-in Gate||Open Tues – Sun, 10am – 6pm|
|Community Centers||Closed (except for childcare, registered programs and drop-in table tennis at International District Community Center. Register for programs here)|
|Dog Off-Leash Areas||Open|
|Drinking Fountains||90% of drinking fountains are open; those closed need repairs from vandalism|
|Environmental Learning Centers (Discovery Park Visitor Center, Camp Long)||Closed|
|Fire Pits||Open until 9/30/21|
|Japanese Garden||Open with advance ticket purchase only|
|Lawn Bowling||Operated by third party|
|Paths||Open (Green Lake loop pedestrian only, no bikes)|
|Picnic Shelters||Open with reservations needed|
|Pools||Medgar Evers and Rainier Beach open; Southwest and Madison open 9/13. Colman and Mounger closed for the season|
|P-Patch Community Garden||Operated by Dept. of Neighborhoods|
|Spray Parks||Closed for the season|
|Swimming Areas with Lifeguards||Closed for the season|
|Tennis Court or Tennis Backboard||Open|
|Wading Pools||Closed for the season|
|Weddings and Ceremonies||Applications for outdoor events accepted|
|Volunteer Park Conservatory||Open|
|Zoo; Aquarium||Open (operated by third party)|
|Museums; Restaurants||Operated by third party|
** Athletic Fields: scheduled activities can be permitted under revised guidelines. As per 11/16/20 each league, organization, or club must publish and follow a new “return to play” safety plan that reflects the newest restrictions. Parents and household members must not congregate on the sidelines during practice. Drop-in use is allowed on Seattle Parks playfields if there are no permitted users on the field. Masks are required.