Mounger Pool to open for the season on May 14

 Seattle Parks and Recreation reminds the public to recreate safely

Lowery C. “Pop” Mounger Pool, one of two unique outdoor pools operated by Seattle Parks and Recreation, will open on Saturday, May 14 and operate through Sunday, September 11. Mounger Pool is located at 2535 32nd Ave. W, adjacent to Magnolia Playfield.

Mounger Pool is really two pools in one place. The “big pool” has a 50-foot corkscrew slide and the warmer, shallower “little pool” is great for relaxing and for teaching little ones. Call the pool at 206-684-4708 to reserve it for your own birthday party or other special event.

For information on opening dates for our other outdoor pool, beaches, sprayparks and wading pools, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/SummerGuide.htm.

With record breaking temperatures already taking place, and high temperatures predicted across Western Washington this summer, Seattle Parks and Recreation wants to remind the public about water safety precautions.

Summer water safety tips:

  • Lifeguards will be on duty at East Green Lake beach and Madrona beach starting on May 28. All nine beaches will be staffed starting June 25. Only swim when and where lifeguards are present. For beach hours, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/Parks/beaches.asp
  • Parents play an important role in swimming safety for children. Parents should keep small children within an arm’s length.
  • Wear a properly fitted life jacket.
  • Evans Pool and the Small Craft Center at Green Lake Park will host low-cost life jacket sales from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on select Saturdays this summer. Visit https://parkways.seattle.gov//2016/05/13/low-cost-life-jackets-for-sale-at-green-lake/#sthash.Y2Y0T6SS.dpbs for more information.
  • Public beaches have life jackets on loan for children when swimming at the park. Ask a lifeguard for more information.
  • Learn how to swim. Take lessons at a public pool or beach. For more information, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/Parks/Aquatics/index.htm
  • Discounted swim lessons are offered at pools for those who meet low-income eligibility standards.
  • Free weekday swimming lessons for beginners are offered at all beaches in two-week sessions. Visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/beaches.asp for more information.