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Summer Beach Fire Season at Alki and Golden Gardens

Starting Saturday, May 28, 2022, designated fire pits will be available for beach fires at Alki Beach and Golden Gardens on a first come, first served basis. Bringing your own fire pit is not allowed, and no propoane fire pits/rings are allowed.

  • Fires must be extinguished by 9:30 p.m.
  • Fires allowed Saturday, May 28-Sunday, September 4
  • Staff will be on-site to manage and assist with putting out fires at 9:30pm.
  • Parking lot gates will be locked and the park will close at 10 p.m. for summer hours.


Break out the s’mores and enjoy a Pacific Northwest sunset by beach fire at Alki Beach or Golden Gardens Park! Keep in mind, beach fires are only allowed at designated fire rings at these two sites. The fire rings are available first come, first served. Please only burn clean (natural, bare, dry cord-wood) wood and douse your fire completely before leaving.

Beach fire rules are outlined in detail in the Seattle Municipal Code section 18.12.270 and in our Beach Fires Policy.

  • Light a fire ONLY in one of the installed fire containers
  • Use only clean, dry firewood
  • Please douse your fire with water, not sand
  • Fires are not allowed during air pollution alerts; we will post sign
  • Please don’t remove any materials from the park, beach or dunes
  • Please dispose of trash and ashes in the containers provided for each. (SMC 18.12.260)
  • Be considerate of others–please, no loud or amplified music! (SMC 18.12.170)
  • Remember, no alcohol or smoking are allowed, and parks are drug-free zones.

If you see an illegal fire, call 911. For current burn ban and air quality questions, contact Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.

Fire pits at Golden Gardens and Alki are unlocked between 4-5p.m. daily, starting May 28.  Please begin to extinguish all beach fires (using water, not sand) at or before 9:30 p.m. in order to ensure that all fires are completely extinguished in ample time before the park’s closure.