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Seattle Parks and Recreation announces Summer 2022 Aquatic Programming 

Whether you like to lap swim, dunk, dog-paddle or wade, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) has dozens of ways to hit the water this summer!

We are working hard to recruit, train, and hire more lifeguards and wading pool attendants so that we can offer aquatic fun this summer. We encourage the public to please share our lifeguard job opportunities with your networks.

Here’s a list of current aquatics possibilities in Seattle parks this summer of 2022:

OUTDOOR POOLS – Open weekend-only June 18-19, and then daily starting Saturday, June 25 through Labor Day.

SPR operates two unique outdoor pools every summer. This year both will offer lap and recreational swim sessions, and Mounger will offer water fitness as well.

  • Lowery C. “Pop” Mounger Pool,at 2535 32nd Ave. W, 206-684-4708, will initially open the weekend of June 18 and 19. Thereafter, seven-day operation will begin on Saturday, June 25 through Monday, September 5 for playland, lap fitness, and recreational swimming. View the full schedule here. Mounger Pool is really two pools in one place. The “big pool” has a 50-foot corkscrew slide, and the warmer, shallower “little pool” is great for relaxing and for teaching little ones.
  • Colman Pool,at 8603 Fauntleroy Way SW, 206-684-7494, is scheduled to initially open the weekend of June 18 & 19. Seven-day operations will begin on Saturday, June 25 and will run through Monday, September 5. View the full schedule here. The pool will be closed July 7 through 9 and July 15 and 16 for swim meets. The pool enjoys a spectacular view of Puget Sound from its prime location on the beach in West Seattle’s Lincoln Park. It features heated salt water!

INDOOR POOLS – currently open.

The following indoor pools are currently open and will remain open through the summer.

Medgar Evers, Evans, and Queen Anne pools will remain closed this summer. We are taking advantage of planned pool closures for construction work by redirecting lifeguards at these sites to beaches. Read more about our lifeguard shortage and impacts on summer aquatics offerings here.

BEACHES – Six beaches opening June 25

Beginning Saturday, June 25, the following beaches will be guarded daily from 12 P.M. -7 P.M. on weekdays, and 11 A.M. -7 P.M. on weekends. We encourage all Seattleites and visitors to come out to these beaches for a safe and fun swim experience.  

  • Madison Beach, 1900 43rd Ave. E 
  • Madrona Beach, 853 Lake Washington Blvd. 
  • Magnuson Beach, park entrance at NE 65th and Sand Point Way NE 
  • Mt. Baker Beach, 2301 Lake Washington Blvd. S 
  • Pritchard Beach, 8400 55th Ave. S 
  • West Green Lake Beach, 7312 W Green Lake Dr. 

The following beaches will remain CLOSED this summer: 

  • Matthews Beach 
  • Seward Park Beach 
  • East Green Lake Beach 

Seattle Parks and Recreation intended to reopen all Seattle lifeguarded beaches this summer, however we were not able to hire enough trained, experienced lifeguards to do so. Please click here to read more about our decision making around opening 2022 beaches.

WADING POOLS –  Opening on various dates starting on June 25, see schedule below.

Wading Pools are open on sunny days when the temperature is forecast to be 70 degrees or above. Please call the Wading Pool Hotline to verify hours and open/closed status the day of your visit: 206-684-7796, or follow our Wading Pool Facebook page.

Wading PoolAddressArea*DatesDaysHours
Beacon Hill

1902 13th Ave. S
Bitter Lake Community Center13035 Linden Ave. N
NW6/29-8/19 Wed/Thurs/Fri12pm-7pm
Dahl Playfield7700 25th Ave. NE
Delridge Community Center4501 Delridge Way SW
E Queen Anne Playground160 Howe Street
E.C. Hughes Playground2805 SW Holden St.
Gilman Playground923 NW 54th St.
Green Lake ParkN 73rd St. & W Green Lake Dr. N
Lincoln Park8600 Fauntleroy Way SW
Magnuson Park7400 Sand Point Way NENETBD-9/5
Peppi’s Playground3233 E Spruce St.
Powell Barnett Park352 Martin Luther King Way
Ravenna Park5520 Ravenna Ave. NE
Sandel Playground9053 1st Ave. NW
Soundview Playfield1590 NW 90th St.
South Park Community Center8319 8th Ave. S
Van Asselt Community Center2820 S Myrtle St.
View Ridge Playfield4408 NE 70th St.
Volunteer Park1400 E Galer St.CE6/25-9/5
Wallingford Playfield4219 Wallingford Ave. N

*CE=Central East; CW=Central West; NW=North West; NE=North East; SW=South West; SE=South East


A number of Seattle parks have water spray features where you and the kiddos can cool off. We will operate 10 sprayparks this summer, beginning Saturday, May 28 (unless otherwise noted below) until Labor Day.

These sprayparks will be open from 11 am to 8 pm each day of the week:

  • Beacon Mountain in Jefferson Park
  • Georgetown Playfield
  • Highland Park
  • Judkins Park
  • Miller Community Center/Playfield
  • Northacres Park
  • South Lake Union Park (the west spray pad is open; the east spray pad is closed due to damage)
  • Yesler Terrace Park
  • John C. Little Park
  • Pratt Playground Spraypark

Not opening this year:

  • Ballard Commons Spraypark is not opening this year as the park is currently closed.

*Spraypark and wading pool schedules are subject to change (due to weather or damage to the facilities). Check back here for details or follow the SPR Wading Pool Facebook page.

BOAT RAMPS – currently open

There are 7 motorized boat launches within Seattle city limits, and five of them have parking and require permits: Eddie Vine at Golden Gardens; Don Armeni in West Seattle; Stan Sayers, Atlantic St. and Magnuson Park on Lake Washington. Boat launch fees and permit info can be found here.

The launches at 14th Ave NW and Sunnyside Ave. N along the Ship Canal have little to no parking, and do not require a permit.

There are 20+ hand carry boat launches across the city as well.

Find a boat launch in your area and set sail!