Seattle Parks and Recreation Announces Summer 2022 Aquatic Programming

Whether you like to swim laps, dive, paddle or wade, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) has dozens of ways to get you in the water this summer!

Due to difficulties in hiring lifeguards and wading pool attendants, we are unable to advertise our beach and wading pool hours at this time. We are working hard to recruit, train and hire more lifeguards and attendants so we can provide water fun this summer. We encourage the public to share our lifeguard job offers with your networks.

Here is a list of current aquatic opportunities at Seattle parks this summer 2022:

OUTDOOR POOLS – Open on weekends only from June 18 to 19, then daily from Saturday June 25 until Labor Day.

SPR operates two unique outdoor pools each summer. This year, both will offer recreational swimming and recovery sessions, and Mounger will also offer aquatic fitness.

  • Lowery C. “Pop” Mounger Pool,at 2535 32nd Ave. W, 206-684-4708, will initially open the weekend of June 18-19. Thereafter, a seven-day operation will begin on From Saturday 25 June to Monday 5 September for the playground, lap fitness and recreational swimming. See the full program 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 toddlers.
  • Colman Pool,at 8603 Fauntleroy Way SW, 206-684-7494, initially scheduled to open the weekend of June 18-19. Seven-day operations will begin on Saturday, June 25 and will continue until Monday September 5. See the full program here. The pool will be closed July 7-9 and July 15-16 for swimming competitions. The pool enjoys spectacular views of Puget Sound from its prime beachfront location in West Seattle’s Lincoln Park. It has heated salt water!

INDOOR POOLS – currently open.

The following indoor pools are currently open and will remain so throughout the summer.

BEACHES – We plan to operate safe and supervised beaches this summer – and strongly recommend swimming only where lifeguards are present. Due to difficulties in hiring lifeguards, we are currently working to determine the schedule for supervised beaches.

Once available we will update this announcement and post the update on our summer beach schedule here.

PADDING POOLS – Our goal is to open as many wading pools as possible this summer, but we need wading pools to get there. We plan to post the wading pool schedule in the coming weeks as we onboard staff.

YOU CAN HELP! Apply be a wading pool attendant or share this opportunity with family, friends and neighbours.

Little ones love the cool, shallow water and so do your adult feet! We are currently determining which wading pool sites we can operate this summer. Wading pool schedules will be affected by our ability to hire wading pool attendants.

Once available, we will update this announcement and post our wading schedule here.


A number of Seattle parks have water features where you and the kids can cool off. We will be operating 11 sprayparks this summer, from Saturday May 28 until Labor Day.

These sprayparks will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day of the week:

  • Beacon Mountain in Jefferson Park
  • Georgetown Playground
  • Highland Park
  • Judkins Park
  • Miller Community Center/Playground
  • Northacres Park
  • Lake Union South Park
  • Yesler Terrace Community Center
  • John C. Little Park
  • Pratt Playground Water Park
  • Communes Ballard

*Water park and paddling pool hours are subject to change (due to weather conditions or damage to facilities). Check again here for more details or follow the SPR paddling pool Facebook page.

BOAT RAMPS – currently open

There are 7 motorized boat ramps within the 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. Launching fees and permit information can be found here.

Launches at 14th Ave NW and Sunnyside Ave. N along the Ship Canal have little to no parking and do not require permits.

There are also over 20 handboat launches throughout the city.

Find a boat ramp in your area and get on board!

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