Whether you enjoy swimming, diving, paddling the dog, or wading, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) offers dozens of ways to get in the water this summer!
Due to challenges hiring lifeguards and splash pool attendants, we are unable to announce our beach and splash pool schedules at this time. We’re working hard to recruit, train and hire more lifeguards and attendants so we can offer water fun this summer. We encourage the public to share our lifeguard job listings with your networks.
Here’s a list of the current water sports options at Seattle’s parks this summer of 2022:
OUTDOOR POOLS – Open only on the weekend of June 18-19 and then every day from Saturday June 25 until Labor Day.
SPR operates two unique outdoor pools each summer. This year both will offer lap and recreational swimming, and Mounger will also offer aquatic fitness.
- Lowery C. “Pop” mounter pool,at 2535 32nd Ave. W, 206-684-4708, will initially open the weekend of June 18th and 19th. After that, the seven-day operation begins Saturday 25 June to Monday 5 September for Playland, lap fitness and recreational swimming. The full schedule can be found here. Mounger Pool is really two pools in one place. The “big pool” has a 50-foot corkscrew slide, and the warmer, shallower “little pool” is great for relaxing and teaching the little ones.
- Colman pool,at 8603 Fauntleroy Way SW, 206-684-7494, is initially slated to open the weekend of June 18th and 19th. The seven-day operation begins on Saturday, June 25th and runs until Monday September 5th. The full schedule can be found here. The pool will be closed July 7-9 and July 15-16 for swim meetups. The pool enjoys spectacular views of Puget Sound from its prime beachfront location in Lincoln Park in west Seattle. It features heated salt water!
INDOOR POOL – currently open.
The following indoor pools are currently open and will remain open throughout the summer.
BEACHES – We plan to operate safe, patrolled beaches this summer – and we strongly recommend swimming only where lifeguards are present. Due to difficulties in hiring lifeguards, we are currently working to finalize the beach lifeguard schedule.
When available, we will update this announcement and post the update to our summer beach schedule here.
WATER BASIN – Our goal is to open as many paddling pools as possible this summer, but for that we need paddling pools. We plan to release the splash pool schedule in the next few weeks as we onboard staff.
YOU CAN HELP! Apply to be a paddling pool attendant or share this opportunity with family, friends and neighbors.
The little ones love the cool, shallow water and so do your big feet! We are currently examining which paddling pool spaces we can operate this summer. Paddling Pool Schedules are affected by our ability to hire Paddling Pool Attendants.
When available, we will update this announcement and post our splash pool schedule here.
A number of parks in Seattle have water spray facilities where you and the kids can cool off. We will be running 11 spray parks this summer, starting Saturday 28th May through Labor Day.
These spray parks are open every weekday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.:
- Beacon Mountain in Jefferson Park
- Georgetown playing field
- Highland Park
- Judkins Park
- Miller Community Center/Playground
- Northacres Park
- South Lake Union Park
- Yesler Terrace Community Center
- John C. Little Park
- Pratt Playground Spraypark
- Ballard Commons
*Spraypark and paddling pool schedules are subject to change (due to weather or damage to facilities). More information can be found here or follow the SPR paddling pool Facebook page.
BOAT RAMPS – currently open
There are 7 motorized boat docks within Seattle city limits, and five of them have parking and require permits: Eddie Vine in Golden Gardens; Don Armeni in West Seattle; Stan Sayers, Atlantic St. and Magnuson Park on Lake Washington. Boat launch fees and permit information you’ll find here.
The launches at 14th Ave NW and Sunnyside Ave. N along the ship canal have little to no parking and do not require a permit.
There are also more than 20 carry-on boats throughout the city.
Find a boat dock near you and set sail!