Seattle Parks Acting Superintendent Christopher Williams announced today that Parks will extend the wading pool season through August 28 at 11 sites. The season was scheduled to end at these sites on August 21.
Because of budget reductions, Parks stretched its summer program budget by planning for a longer season at the wading pools with the most attendance, and a shorter season for those with lower attendance rates, thus keeping as many wading pools open as possible.
Cool, rainy weather caused Parks not to open wading pools on quite a number of days this summer, and the savings from those “closures” enables Parks to extend the season at the “short season” sites.
For a full list of the sites, dates, and times, please go to http://www.seattle.gov/parks/wadingpools.asp.
The pools will open if there the weather forecast is for sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s. The wading pool hotline is updated each day by 9 a.m.: 206-684-7796.