Revised Thursday, July 29, 2021
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. When visiting the Seattle Parks and Recreation website, be aware that some pages contain outdated information, and will be updated as more info becomes available.
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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Garfield Teen Life Center is closed until further notice for deep cleaning.
BEACHES, WADING POOLS & SPRAYPARKS
Eleven wading pools and 10 sprayparks are open until Labor Day. Locations and schedules here. Keep an eye on this blog, our main Facebook page, or our Twitter posts for future updates. In early August, Pratt Spraypark will open after completion of the spraypark construction project.
Seven lifeguarded swimming beaches are open till Labor Day. Locations and schedules here.
The outdoor, saltwater Colman Pool and the outdoor “Pop” Mounger Pool opened June 19th and will run through September 6 for lap and family swimming at reduced capacity. More info here.
Atlantic City Boat Launch is NOW OPEN, after hosting a City COVID-19 vaccine and testing site. 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.
Almost all parking lots are open. Exceptions: the Green Lake west lots near the row house; lower and upper Woodland Park except for the lots near the ballfields; Atlantic St. Boat Launch; and the upper lots at Seward Park due to a long-term construction project. (Lower lots are open.)
OTHER ACTIVITIES & AMENITIES
Social distancing should be practiced at any open amenities:
|Adult Fitness Equipment (outdoors in parks)||Open|
|Amy Yee Tennis Center||Open (closed Sundays from 7/4 through 9/5/21)|
|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|
|Childcare (Summer)||Camps for ages 5-12 to be offered at 17 locations. Scholarships available; registration is open. Details here.|
|Community Centers||Closed (except for childcare)|
|Dog Off-Leash Areas||Open|
|Drinking Fountains||Many are still closed due to COVID precautions but crews are working overtime to get them all working by July 3|
|Environmental Learning Centers||Closed|
|Fire Pits||Open (unlocked daily at 4pm; fires out by 9:30 pm)|
|Japanese Garden||Open with advance ticket purchase only|
|Lawn Bowling||Operated by third party|
|Paths||Open (Green Lake loop pedestrian only, ONE WAY)|
|Picnic Shelters||Open with reservations often needed|
|Pools||Medgar Evers, Rainier Beach, Colman and Mounger pools are open|
|P-Patch Community Garden||Operated by Dept. of Neighborhoods|
|Spray Parks||Open as of June 26|
|Swimming Areas with Lifeguards||Open as of June 26|
|Tennis Court or Tennis Backboard||Open|
|Wading Pools||Open as of June 26|
|Weddings and Ceremonies||Applications for outdoor events accepted|
|Volunteer Park Conservatory||Closed|
|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.