Pools and Registered Community Center Programs to Begin Phased Reopening Starting in Early September

Seattle Parks and Recreation will be ramping up public services and programming at recreation facilities across Seattle beginning September 7, 2021. This ramp up will include reopening most public pools for all drop-in swimming opportunities including lap swim, water exercise, and public and family swims; resuming community center and environmental learning center registered programs (lifelong recreation, specialized programs, etc.), and restarting teen programs that support academic success and enrichment. These programs are in addition to the preschool and childcare programs already operating in community centers.  

With the increase in COVID-19 cases and the rise of the Delta variant, community center rentals, swim lessons, and drop-in and general use will continue to be closed.  This includes weight rooms, drop-in sports, and similar amenities.  

More information on specific programs times and locations can be found by visiting our website, checking out the community center Facebook page, or through our online registration system.   

Please note that all facilities will continue to follow any current COVID-19 restrictions as outlined by the State, City or King County Public Health. The current guidance requires all staff and visitors to mask up upon entry regardless of vaccination status. Conditions may change as restrictions and guidelines evolve. Each facility will have clear signage upon entry as to what the safety requirements are at each site. 

Pool reopenings will ramp up over the course of the fall. The list below highlights the locations and hours of operations for these aquatic facilities. The pools listed below will open for all drop in swimming opportunities including lap swim, water exercise, and public and family swims. Swim lessons and some aquatic classes are still on hold as we monitor the Delta variant in our region. Listed operating hours are based on projected staffing levels.  If we are unable to hire enough staff, hours may be modified. Check the Parkways blog for the latest information. 

SE Seattle  
Medgar Evers Pool September 7: Open for lap swim, independent aquatic fitness, limited aquatic exercise classes and Swim team rental 
Rainier Beach Pool September 7:  Open for lap swim, independent aquatic fitness, limited aquatic exercise classes and Swim team rental 
SW Seattle  
Southwest Pool September 13: Open for lap swim, limited aquatic exercise classes, independent aquatic fitness, and swim team rentals. 
Colman Pool Closed for the season. 
NE Seattle  
Madison Pool September 13: Open for lap swim, limited aquatic exercise classes, independent aquatic fitness, and swim team rentals. 
Meadowbrook Pool October 18:  Open for lap swim,  independent aquatic fitness, limited aquatics fitness classes, and swim team rentals. 
NW Seattle  
Queen Anne Pool Sep 7: Rentals Only 
January 2022: Re-opening 
Ballard Pool October 18:  Open for lap swim, limited aquatic fitness classes, independent aquatic fitness, and swim team rentals. 
Evans Pool January 2022: Re-opening 
Mounger Pool Closed for the season 

Teen Life Centers will be open for teens during the hours below to support academic success and enrichment opportunities.  These hours are based on projected staffing levels.  If we are unable to hire enough staff hours may be modified. Check the Parkways blog for the latest information.     

Teen Life Centers  Hours of Operation  
Garfield Teen Life Center Monday-Thursday 2:30pm-8:00pm Friday 3pm-12am Saturday 7pm-12am 
Southwest Teen Life Center  Tuesday-Thursday 3pm-8pm Friday 3pm-12am Saturday 7pm-12am 
Meadowbrook Teen Life Center Tuesday-Thursday 3pm-8pm Friday 3pm-12am Saturday 7pm-12am 

Due to building renovations, the following recreation facilities will remain closed for programs, rentals, and childcare through 2021:  

  • Jefferson Community Center (closed until 2nd quarter of 2022),  
  • Hiawatha Community Center (closed until 2nd quarter of 2022),  
  • South Park Community Center (closed until 4th quarter of 2022),  
  • Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center (closed until 2nd quarter of 2022) 
  • Laurelhurst will remain closed due to limited staffing