Seattle Parks and Recreation will operate two outdoor pools, eight indoor pools, nine lifeguarded beaches, 20 wading pools and 10 spray parks this summer.
Indoor pools near us:
- Evans Pool at the Green Lake Community Center offers swimming lessons, family swimming, water exercise programs, lap swimming and special events.
Lifeguarded beaches near us:
- East Green Lake, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., open from 2-7 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends now through June 23; then will be open 12-7 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends from June 24 through Aug. 27.
- West Green Lake, 7312 W. Green Lake Drive, will be open from June 24 through Sept. 4.
- Seattle Parks also offers free beginning swim lessons for kids ages 6-16 from 12:15-12:45 p.m. weekdays at all nine beaches. Register in advance or at each beach beginning June 24.
Wading pools will be open on days with sunny skies and temperatures of at least 70 degrees. Call the wading pool hotline at 206-684-7796 after 9 a.m. daily to see if wading pools are open.
- Bitter Lake Community Center, 13035 Linden Ave. N., open from 12-7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, from June 27 through Aug. 18.
- Green Lake Park, North 73rd Street and West Green Lake Drive, open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily from June 24 through Sept. 4.
- Soundview Play Field, 1590 NW 90th St., open from 12-7 p.m. Monday, Saturday and Sunday from June 26 through Aug. 20.
Spray Parks nearest to us:
- Ballard Commons, 5701 22nd Ave. NW, open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, now through Sept. 4.
- Northacres Park, 12800 1st Ave. NE, open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, now through Sept. 4.
Lowery C. “Pop” Mounger Pool, 2535 32nd Ave. W, open daily now through Sept. 10, with a “big pool” with a 50-foot corkscrew slide, and a warmer, shallower “little pool” for relaxing and teaching little ones.
Colman Pool, 8603 Fauntleroy Way SW, with heated salt water and giant tube slide, open June 19 through Sept. 4, plus the weekends of June 10-11 and June 17-18 (but closed for the Seattle Open Swim Meets July 6, 7, 8, 14 and 15).
Discovery Park in Magnolia now has a free beach shuttle that will operate from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, now through Sept. 4 (previously, you had to park your car and hike 1-1/2 miles or get one of a very few parking permits). The shuttle also will operate on Tuesday, July 4, and Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4. The shuttle will operate between the Visitors Center parking lot, north parking lot bus stop, and the beach parking lot. The beach lot has two stalls reserved for disabled placards – you can pick up those permits at the Visitor Center.