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Seattle Parks’ lifeguarded swimming areas now open

UPDATED August 13, 2020 – Lifeguards are now stationed at Madison, Magnuson, Mount Baker (Aug 15), Pritchard and West Green Lake beaches. Hours of operation are 12pm-7pm on Monday-Friday and 11am-7pm on Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting.

To keep these spaces safe for you and others please stay home when sick, wear your mask when on the beach, give others 6 ft of space, and stay chest deep in the water (to help prevent rescues which would require close contact).

July 1, 2020 – Seattle Parks and Recreation’s lifeguarded swimming areas that were scheduled to open today are delayed by at least 2 weeks due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in King County. Dr. Jeff Duchin of Public Health – Seattle & King County says “Increasing cases and risk for acquiring COVID-19 in our community threatens the hard-earned progress we made during the stay-at-home order…. Everyone, especially young adults, needs to double down on COVID-19 prevention in all aspects of our lives immediately, including in social, recreational, workplace and business settings to avoid a rebound in serious illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths.”   

The parking lots associated with the swimming areas will open when it is safe to reopen the beaches.

While the beaches near the swimming areas are open for walking or sitting on, we strongly advise against swimming where lifeguards are not present.

More than ever, please keep socially distant, gather in groups of 5 or less, wash or sanitize hands frequently, and stay home if you are sick.  

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