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Seattle Parks and Recreation 2023 Summer Pool, Spraypark, and Beach Hours

**Updated 8/17/23 with season-end swimming beach info

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 in the pool or at the beach!

Although SPR is still in the midst of a national lifeguard shortage facing many park agencies, the following sites will be operational this summer while two pools, two wading pools, and three beaches will be non-operational until there is sufficient staff to maintain safety ratios.

Please know, we are working hard to recruit, train, and hire more lifeguards and wading pool attendants so we can return to full operational hours, and we encourage the public to please share our lifeguard job opportunities with your networks.

Following is a list of the 2023 Summer Pool, Spraypark, and Beach Schedules (see translated schedules below):

OUTDOOR POOLS – Open June 24 to September 4

  • Lowery C. “Pop” Mounger Pool, at 2535 32nd Ave. W, 206-684-4708, will operate daily beginning on Saturday, June 24 through Monday, September 4 for playland, lap fitness, and recreational swimming. The full schedule will be posted 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, will operate daily beginning on Saturday, June 24 and will run through Monday, September 4. The full schedule will be posted here. The pool will be closed July 6 through 8 and July 14 and 15 for swim meets. The pool will also temporarily close early on Saturday, July 29 at 3:15pm. 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 – Open Year-Round

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

The following pools will be closed for the summer due to staff shortages:


CLOSING for the 2023 season as follows:

  • Pritchard and Madrona: last day Sunday, August 27.  
  • Magnuson, Madison, Mt. Baker, and Green Lake (currently closed due to algae bloom): last day Monday, September 4. 

Summer Season Beach Hours: Beginning Saturday, June 24, 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:

  • Madison Beach, 1900 43rd Ave. E  – last day Monday, September 4. 
  • Mt. Baker Beach, 2301 Lake Washington Blvd. S – last day Monday, September 4. 
  • Pritchard Beach, 8400 55th Ave. S  – last day Sunday, August 27  
  • West Green Lake Beach, 7312 W Green Lake Dr. – if reopened per County Health, last day Monday, September 4. 
  • Madrona Beach, 853 Lake Washington Blvd. – last day Sunday, August 27   
  • Magnuson Park Beach, 7400 Sand Point Way NE. – last day Monday, September 4. 

The following beaches will not be lifeguarded and are CLOSED this summer: 

Pre-Season Beaches: Beginning on Saturday, May 27, the following two beaches will be guarded daily from 2 P.M. – 7 P.M. on weekdays*, and 11 A.M. – 7 P.M. on weekends: 

*on Monday, May 29, the pre-season beaches will be guarded from 11 A.M. to 7 P.M. (instead of 2 – 7 P.M.) due to the holiday.

  • Madrona Beach, 853 Lake Washington Blvd. 
  • West Green Lake Beach, 7312 W Green Lake Dr. 

WADING POOLS –  Opening on various days starting on June 24, 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 PoolAddressAreaDatesDaysHours
Beacon Hill1902 13th Ave. SCE6/28-8/17Wed/Thurs12-7pm
Bitter Lake Community Center13035 Linden Ave. NNW6/28-8/18Wed/Thurs/Fri12-7pm
Dahl Playfield7700 25th Ave. NENE6/27-8/17Tue/Wed/Thurs  12-7pm
Delridge Community Center4501 Delridge Way SW  SW6/28-8/18Wed/Thurs/Fri12-5:30pm
E Queen Anne Playground160 Howe StreetCW6/26-8/20Mon/Tue/Sun12-7pm
E.C. Hughes Playground2805 SW Holden St.SW6/26-8/20Mon/Tue/Sun12-7pm
Gilman Playground923 NW 54th St.NW6/30-8/19Fri/Sat12-6pm
Green Lake ParkN 73rd St. & W Green Lake Dr. NNW6/24-9/4Daily12-7pm
Hiawatha Community Center2700 California Ave. SWSW6/29-8/19Thurs/Fri/Sat12-5:30pm
Lincoln Park8600 Fauntleroy Way SWSW6/24-9/4Daily12-7pm
Peppi’s Playground3233 E Spruce St.  CE6/26-8/15Mon/Tue12-7pm
Powell Barnett Park352 Martin Luther King WayCE6/28-8/20      Wed-Sun12-7pm
Ravenna Park5520 Ravenna Ave. NENE6/30-8/19Fri/Sat12-7pm
Sandel Playground9053 1st Ave. NW  NW6/27-8/16Tue/Wed12-6:30pm
Soundview Playfield1590 NW 90th St.  NW6/26-8/20Mon/Sat/Sun  12-7pm
South Park Community Center8319 8th Ave. SSW6/26-8/16Mon/Tue/Wed12-7pm
Van Asselt Community Center2820 S Myrtle St.SE6/24-9/4Daily12-7pm
View Ridge Playfield4408 NE 70th St.NE6/26-8/20Mon/Sun12-7pm  
Volunteer Park1400 E Galer St.  CE6/24-9/4Daily12-7pm
Wallingford Playfield4219 Wallingford Ave. N  NW6/29-8/19Thurs/Fri/Sat12-7pm

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

SPRAYPARKS – Open May 27 through September 4

A number of Seattle parks have water spray features where you and the kiddos can cool off. We will operate 11 sprayparks this summer, beginning Saturday, May 27 until Labor Day.

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

  • Ballard Commons
  • Beacon Mountain in Jefferson Park
  • Georgetown Playfield
  • Highland Park
  • Judkins Park
  • Miller Community Center/Playfield
  • Northacres Park
  • South Lake Union Park
  • Yesler Terrace Park
  • John C. Little Park
  • Pratt Playground Spraypark

*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!

Translated Schedules:

Spanish: Horario de Piscinas de verano,Spraypark, y Playas de Seattle Parks and Recreation para 2023

Somali: Jardiinooyinka iyo Madadaalada Seattle 2023 Barkadda Xagaaga, Beerta lagu buufiyo, iyo Saacadaha Xeebta

Vietnamese: Giờ Hoạt Động vào Mùa Hè Năm 2023 của Hồ Bơi, Công Viên Phun Nước, và Bãi Biển thuộc Sở Công Viên và Giải Trí Seattle (Seattle Parks and Recreation)

Chinese: 西雅圖公園與娛樂部 2023 夏季泳池、噴水公園和海灘開放時間