Seattle Parks and Recreation will start a pilot shortening the hours at Golden Gardens and Alki Beach during the 2022 summer months in order to address dangerous and/or illegal behavior that has been typical of summer evenings at these two parks. Under this pilot program the beach hours at these two parks will be 4 A.M.-10 P.M. from May 27-September 4. After September 5, the hours will be 4 A.M. – 11:30 P.M.
This program is a pilot and will be reviewed at a Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioner meeting after the pilot is complete. This review will be informed by public comments from the questionnaire below, public comment given at the Board meeting, and data collected throughout the pilot period.
Similar to previous summers, Seattle Parks and Recreation staff, assisted by Seattle Police Department staff, will begin closing down these two beach locations starting at 9:30 P.M.
Public input can be provided here.
Additionally, designated fire pits will be available for beach fires this summer beginning Saturday, May 28, 2022.