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Celebrate April Pools Day 2016 – Free water activities and safety information

With the beautiful weather we’ve been experiencing and summer fast approaching, there is no better time than now to start preparing for how to stay safe and get the most enjoyment out of swimming and water recreation season. This month, all eight of our indoor pools will host April Pools Day events for families and community members. These events will include FREE public swims, water and boat safety information, and fun activities for kids.

Don’t miss this opportunity to teach your family how to enjoy summer safely. April Pools Day water safety topics will include:

  • Preventing open water drowning
  • Lifejacket use and promotion
  • Cold water awareness
  • Basic water rescue for children

Events and activities will vary by pool location. See table below for information on Seattle Parks and Recreation events or click here for information on all pool facilities participating in King County.

Pool Address Phone Date Time
Ballard Pool 1471 NW 67th St. 206-684-4094 4/16 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Evans Pool at Green Lake 7201 E Green Lake Dr. N  


4/16 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Helene Madison Pool 13401 Meridian Ave. N  


4/17 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Meadowbrook Pool 10515 35th Ave. NE  


4/16 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Medgar Evers Pool 500 23rd Ave. 206-684-4766 4/16 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Queen Anne Pool 1920 1st Ave. W 206-386-4282 4/23 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Rainier Beach Pool 8825 Rainier Ave. S 206-386-1925 4/16 10:30 a.m. -12 p.m.

Southwest Pool



2801 SW Thistle St.





10:30 a.m. -12 p.m.