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Wading pool and spraypark schedule announced by Seattle Parks and Recreation

(A group of young children and an adult stand on a courtyard with water sprays coming up from the ground)

Revised July 2, 2021

Wading pools and sprayparks are great ways to splash in the sun while saving water!  These water parks operate when there’s no rain in the day’s forecast and the air temperature is expected to be 70 degrees or higher. (If unsure, you can call the Wading Pool Hotline for same-day updates at (206) 684-7796. The recording is updated by late morning each day.)

However, due to a regional shortage of chlorine that is just coming to the fore, SPR must make temporary adjustments to this summer’s wading pool schedules. Spraypark schedules remain unaffected at this time.

For wading pools, the new schedule allows all previously-announced pools to open, but on an alternating schedule. This will enable equitable distribution of our current supply of chlorine until we can obtain more. When that occurs, our plan is to open each wading pool 7 days per week. Some pools will operate from Saturday to Tuesday, and some from Thursday to Sunday.  For now, all wading pools will be closed on Wednesdays.  

We understand how frustrating this situation is, and share in your disappointment. Rest assured that staff is working diligently to solve the matter, and know that we will update you as soon as we know more.  Please note that we have 2 outdoor pools open, 2 indoor pools open, and 8 swimming beaches opening June 26. 


Operating hours for most are from noon to 7 pm. Temporary schedule, beginning Saturday June 26:

Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday

  • Dahl
  • Delridge (11am to 5:30pm)
  • Soundview
  • South Park
  • Volunteer


  • All wading pools closed 

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

  • Bitter Lake
  • East Queen Anne
  • Green Lake (opens 7/2)
  • Lincoln
  • Powell Barnett
  • Van Asselt


Beginning Saturday, June 26, open from 11 am to 8 pm each day of the week:

  • Beacon Mountain in Jefferson Park
  • Georgetown Playfield
  • Highland Park
  • Judkins Park
  • Northacres Park
  • South Lake Union Park
  • Yesler Terrace Community Center
  • Miller Community Center
  • John C. Little Park

Begins approximately the beginning of August due to construction; will be open from 11 am to 8 pm each day of the week:

  • Pratt Playground Spraypark

RULES for wading pool and spraypark use

  • Children under 13 years old must be supervised by a responsible adult.
  • No “Bare Buns” – bathing suit attire required, babies must wear tight plastic pants or diapers designed for swimming.
  • No food or drink; no glass containers.
  • No spots – people with communicable diseases are not allowed in the pool.
  • No fidos (dogs, cats, etc.)
  • No bikes
  • No running
  • No water fights
  • No drugs or alcohol