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Rainier Beach Pool Temporary Closure Due to High Indoor Temperatures

Due to extreme indoor heat and humidity, Seattle Parks and Recreation closed Rainier Beach Community Center Pool Sunday afternoon, with the closure extending through today, June 28. High pool deck temperatures caused by the humidity and the fresh air system drawing in hot air created unsafe conditions inside. Typically, pool… [ Keep reading ]

New programming, drop-in access for Medgar Evers and Rainier Beach pools

Updated June 27, 2021: Temporary closure of Rainier Beach Pool – Due to unsafe, dangerous pool deck temperatures, Rainier Beach Community Center Pool must close for the rest of today – Sunday June 27 – and Monday June 28. Pool staff will be redeployed to beaches. The Rainier Beach Community Center cooling… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation opening both outdoor pools this summer

Updated 6/24/21Colman and “Pop” Mounger pools, the two outdoor swimming pools in the Seattle Parks and Recreation system, will open this summer from June 19 through September 6 at reduced capacity. For both, operational changes will be in place to ensure public and staff safety as we recover from the pandemic…. [ Keep reading ]

Reopening Activities for More Summer Fun Announced by Seattle Parks and Recreation

Outdoor pools, sprayparks, wading pools, beaches, meals for kids and more are scheduled Revised Wednesday, June 24, 2021 Summer is coming and boy, are we all ready for it! After a year of restrictions and uncertainty – not to mention a long winter – everyone is looking forward to reliable… [ Keep reading ]

Pilot re-opening for Rainier Beach Pool on April 19

Update 6/14/21:please see this post instead since pool offerings and procedures have changed. We’re excited to announce another pool re-opening to the public! Rainier Beach Pool will open for lap swimming and independent water fitness starting Monday, April 19. Hours are Mon//Tues/Thurs/Fri from 11:30am-6:30pm, Wednesdays from 2:30pm-6:30pm, and Sat/Sun from… [ Keep reading ]

16th Annual Green Lake Open Water Swim

CANCELED: The 2020 Green Lake Open Water Swim scheduled for Sunday, June 28, at Green Lake Park has been canceled. The event includes the ½-mile straight course and the 1-mile oval course. All participants receive a commemorative t-shirt and cap. There will be prizes for the top male and female… [ Keep reading ]

35th Annual Emerald City Open Water Swim

Saturday, August 17, 2019Andrews Bay, at Seward Park9:00 a.m. The Annual Emerald City Open Water Swim is drawing near! It’s the 35th year in which swimmers 10 to 110 years old participate in this popular event at Andrews Bay in Seward Park. The competetive swim includes half mile out-and-back and… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrate April Pools Day with free water activities and safety information

Seattle Parks and Recreation will join other public and private aquatic facilities throughout Washington to celebrate the 26th Annual April Pools Day on Saturday, April 20, 2019. More than 40 facilities throughout the state are working together to help families prepare for a safe summer by hosting free events that… [ Keep reading ]

2018 Emerald City Open Water Swim

See the results from 2018’s Swim here!    Saturday, August 18th Andrews Bay, at Seward Park 9:00 a.m. It’s time once again for the 34th Annual Emerald City Open Water Swim! Swimmers 10 to 110 years old can participate in this popular event at Andrews Bay in Seward Park, which… [ Keep reading ]

Dive into summer fun!

Schedules for beaches, pools, wading pools and sprayparks Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) has tons of ways for you to get your feet wet this summer! Visit one of our two outdoor pools, eight indoor pools, nine lifeguarded beaches, 22 wading pools or nine sprayparks. Whether you’re looking to dive… [ Keep reading ]