As directed by Seattle King County Public Health, Seattle Parks and Recreation will require proof of vaccination, or proof of a negative test, for entry to all recreation facilities starting Monday, October 25.
These facilities include:
- All community centers
- All public pools
- Community Center shower program
- Indoor spaces at golf courses
- Teen Life Centers
- Amy Yee Tennis Center
- Volunteer Park Conservatory
- Environmental Learning Centers
- And all indoor rental facilities owned by Seattle Parks and Recreation (community centers, pools, and event facilities)
For visitors ages 12 and above, staff will check for the following acceptable forms of vaccination upon each entry to a recreation facility:
- CDC vaccination card or photo of vaccine card.
- Documented proof of vaccination from medical record or vaccine provider.
- Printed certificate or QR code (available at the end of September) from MyIRMobile.com.
You do not need to show identification with proof of vaccination.
People who are unvaccinated or cannot prove vaccination status will be required to show proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken in the last 72 hours. Documentation must be from a testing agent such as a laboratory, health care provider, or pharmacy. Self-administered rapid tests (also called at-home tests) will not be accepted.
Vaccination exemptions will not be accepted. Proof of a negative test can be shown for those who cannot be vaccinated.
Proof of vaccination will be required for each entry to a recreation facility, for every visit. Vaccination proof will not be stored.
Proof of vaccination is required to participate in all registered and drop-in programs and classes. For those who cannot demonstrate proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test, you can obtain a refund for the unused portion of your class or program. Please call the Business Service Center for assistance with this.
Those who rent facilities owned by Seattle Parks and Recreation (community center, pool, or event venues) will be required to verify vaccination, or negative COVID-19 test, for everyone attending their event.
As mandated by Public Health – Seattle & King County, masks must be worn within recreation facilities (except when swimming in the pool or in the shower).
SPR adheres to the directives of Public Health – Seattle & King County, which anticipates that the need for proof of vaccination will last through the coming winter and early spring.
Please see our FAQ for additional questions and answers.
For any questions about this policy, please visit this website https://kingcounty.gov/depts/health/covid-19/current-guidance/verify.aspx, or contact Public Health – Seattle King County at their COVID-19 Call Center, 206-477-3977.