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Seattle Parks and Recreation amenities: What’s open and what’s closed?

Revised Monday, October 18, 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. 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. Some facilities remain closed due to the pandemic and staffing challenges.

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These pools are open to the public for reduced capacity programming. See each page for details:

Ballard Pool
Meadowbrook Pool
Medgar Evers Pool
Rainier Beach Pool
Southwest Pool

Madison Pool


Stan Sayres launch is closed to larger boats while we await federal permits to perform repairs. It can be used for small boats that fit in between the concrete blocks, however. Other launch ramp info here.


Social distancing should be practiced at any open amenities:

Adult Fitness Equipment (outdoors in parks)Open
Amy Yee Tennis CenterOpen
Athletic Field UseOpen
Basketball (outdoor)Open
BBQ GrillsOpen
Bike TrailsOpen 
BeachesSee Swimming Areas (closed for the season)
Boat Launches
(hand carry & motorized)
Open except Stan Sayers (upcoming repairs)
Boat MooragesOpen to renters only; new non-Parks management
Camp Long Walk-in GateOpen Tues – Sat, 10am – 6pm
Community CentersClosed (except for childcare and registered programs at some community centers. Register for programs here
Dog Off-Leash AreasOpen
Drinking Fountains90% of drinking fountains are open; those closed need repairs from vandalism
Environmental Learning Centers (Discovery Park Visitor Center, Camp Long)Closed
Fire PitsClosed (as of 10/1/21)
Japanese GardenOpen with advance ticket purchase recommended
Hiking TrailsOpen
Lawn BowlingOperated by third party
PathsOpen (Green Lake loop pedestrian only, no bikes)
Pickleball CourtsOpen
Picnic SheltersOpen with reservations needed
Picnic TablesOpen
Play AreasOpen
Pools  Most open; see above this chart under “POOLS.” Colman & Mounger outdoor pools closed for the season
P-Patch Community GardenOperated by Dept. of Neighborhoods
Rental FacilitiesClosed
RestroomsOpen (unless being repaired due to vandalism)
Spray ParksClosed for the season
Swimming Areas with LifeguardsClosed for the season
Tennis Court or Tennis Backboard Open
Wading PoolsClosed for the season
Weddings and Ceremonies Applications for outdoor events accepted
Volleyball (outdoor)Open
Volunteer Park ConservatoryOpen (masks required)
Zoo; Aquarium Open (operated by third party)
Museums; Restaurants Operated by third party