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Magnuson and Madrona Beaches Closing After This Weekend, Pritchard Beach to close Aug. 29

As students head back to school and Aquatics staff levels drop, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) will be closing some lifeguarded beaches before Labor Day as we have done in years past. Madrona (853 Lake Washington Blvd.) and Magnuson (6505 NE 65th St.) beaches will have their last day this… [ 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 ]

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 ]

Free Youth Swim Lessons at Lifeguarded Beaches – Summer 2019

This summer, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) will offer free daytime youth swim lessons beginning July 1 from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Monday-Friday at all nine lifeguarded summer beaches. SPR will also offer free evening swim lessons from 6 to 6:30 p.m. at all 9 lifeguarded beaches on Mondays… [ Keep reading ]

Mark Your Calendar for Low-Cost Life Jacket Sales

The sun is emerging from behind the clouds, the weather is getting warmer, and summer is just around the corner. Soon, many community members will be drawn to pools, beaches, and water sports across the region. And as water recreation increases, water safety becomes especially important. According to the… [ Keep reading ]

Summer Swim League registration is open now!

Looking for a swim league focused on fun and skill building? Register now for Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Summer Swim League for swimmers ages 7-18! The 6-week league begins on Monday, June 25, and ends with the All-City Championship Swim Meet on Saturday, August 4. Swimmers will practice 5 days a week for… [ Keep reading ]

Colman Pool Opens on May 26

Seattle Parks and Recreation is happy to announce Colman Pool opens for the 2018 season on Saturday, May 26, 2018! Lesson registration for 2018 lessons begins online Tuesday, April 3 at noon. In-person lesson registration at Colman starts weekends only on May 26 and 7 days a week starting June… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Park District funds swimming beach piling replacement projects at Green Lake and Lake Washington

Seattle Parks and Recreation awarded Quigg Brothers, Inc. the construction contract to replace the pilings at seven swimming beaches along Lake Washington and two swimming beaches at Green Lake. The project will replace selected wood pilings used to secure swim area ropes and floats with steel helical pipe piles. The… [ Keep reading ]

Kudos to lifeguards for helping to keep the public safe during peak swim season

Record-breaking temperatures have been plaguing Seattleites since the end of June, and there’s no relief in sight. Seattleites have been clamoring to Seattle Parks’ public beaches, spray parks and indoor/outdoor pools to try and escape the heat. During the first 15 days of open public beaches, lifeguards made 29 water… [ Keep reading ]