West Seattle Blog… | Want to see the paddling pools open this summer? Help Seattle Parks find attendants!
(BMS file photo, Lincoln Park Wading Pool)
Two weeks ago, we gave you an overview of Seattle Parks‘ plans for the summer swimming season. At the time, they weren’t ready to announce the paddling pool schedule for this year, due to personnel issues. Today Parks officially announced the bulk of the summer aquatics program, including details we released in early May, but they say the wading pool situation remains volatile:
Our goal is to open as many paddling pools as possible this summer, but we need paddling pools to get there. We plan to post the wading pool schedule in the coming weeks as we onboard staff.
YOU CAN HELP! Apply to become a wading pool attendant or share this opportunity with your family, friends and neighbors.
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 impacted by our ability to hire wading pool attendants.
West Seattle has four city-operated wading pools – Delridge, Hiawatha, Lincoln Parkand EC Hughes – plus a spraypark at Highland Park Playground, which is unsupervised and therefore unaffected by the staff shortage – it remains scheduled to open on May 28.