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Celebrate April Pools Day with free water activities & safety information!

Seattle Parks and Recreation will join other public and private aquatic facilities throughout Washington to celebrate the annual April Pools Day on Saturday, April 15, 2023 (additional event dates listed below).

Make this summer a safe one! Learn important water safety skills, enjoy free swims, and play games and win prizes!

This is a great opportunity to teach your family about water safety while having fun. April Pools Day water safety topics will include:

  • Preventing open water drowning
  • Lifejacket use and promotion
  • Cold water awareness
  • Basic water rescue for children

Don’t miss this chance to get ready for the fishing and boating season by participating in April Pools Day at your local Seattle Parks and Recreation swimming pool.

Events and activities vary by pool locations. See table below for information.

Pool DateTime
Ballard Pool*Sunday, April 231:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Evans Pool at Green LakeSaturday, April 153:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Helene Madison Pool*Sunday, April 162:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Medgar Evers PoolSaturday, April 151:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Meadowbrook PoolSaturday, April 152:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Queen Anne PoolSaturday, April 153:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Southwest PoolSaturday, April 1512:15 – 1:15 p.m.
Rainier Beach PoolSaturday, April 1510:30 – 11:45 a.m.