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Medgar Evers Pool Reopens

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is pleased to announce the Medgar Evers Pool, 500 23rd Ave., reopened today, Monday, December 16, 2019. The pool was one of seven pools throughout Seattle undergoing needed structural improvements under the City-Wide Pool Repair project. Medgar Evers Pool repairs included replacing the pool deck slab and drains, installing a new plaster liner pool shell, new pool lights, new overhead lights, and a new bulkhead that will be installed in April 2020. Work on the pool took longer than expected due to the amount of deterioration and a major water leak discovered at the end of the project.

Under the City-Wide Pool Repair project, SPR has completed repairs at Queen Anne, Meadowbrook, Pop Monger and Southwest pools. Exterior work continues at Helene Madison Pool; however, the pool is open to the public. The Ballard Pool is currently under construction and is planned to be completed in April 2020. 

Funding for this park project is provided by the Seattle Park District. Approved by voters in 2014, the Seattle Park District provides more than $47 million a year in long-term funding to tackle the $267-million major maintenance backlog for Seattle Parks and Recreation as well as other facilities including the Aquarium and Zoo. In addition, it provides funding to improve and rehabilitate community centers, preserve the urban forest, perform day-to-day maintenance of parks and facilities, provide more recreation opportunities for people from underserved communities, provide programs for people of all ages and abilities, and acquire and develop new park land.

For more information about the Medgar Evers Pool please visit For  more information about the project please visit For questions about the pool project please contact Toby Ressler at or 206-615-1482.