Seattle Parks and Recreation is increasing public services and programming at recreation facilities across Seattle beginning Sept. 7. This includes reopening most public pools for all drop-in swimming opportunities, including lap swim, water exercise and public and family swims; resuming community center and environmental learning center registered programs, such as lifelong recreation, specialized programs, etc., and restarting teen programs that support academic success and enrichment. These programs are in addition to the preschool and childcare programs already operating in community centers.

Because of the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, community center rentals, swim lessons and drop-in and general use will continue to be closed. This includes weight rooms, drop-in sports and similar amenities.

More information on specific programs times and locations can be found by visiting the Seattle Parks and Recreation website, checking out the community center Facebook page or through our online registration system.   

All facilities will continue to follow any current COVID-19. The current guidance requires all staff and visitors to wear masks regardless of vaccination status. Conditions may change as restrictions and guidelines change.

Pool reopenings will increase over the course of the fall. The locations and hours of operations for these aquatic facilities are listed below.

The pools listed will open for all drop-in swimming opportunities, including lap swim, water exercise and public and family swims. Swim lessons and some aquatic classes are still on hold as we monitor the Delta variant in our region.

Operating hours are based on projected staffing levels. Hours may be modified depending on staffing availability.

Check the Parkways blog, https://parkways.seattle.gov, for the latest information.

 

Southeast Seattle  

Medgar Evers Pool, Sept. 7: Open for lap swim, independent aquatic fitness, limited aquatic exercise classes and swim team rental

Rainier Beach Pool, Sept. 7:  Open for lap swim, independent aquatic fitness, limited aquatic exercise classes and swim team rental

Southwest Seattle  

Southwest Pool, Sept. 13: Open for lap swim, limited aquatic exercise classes, independent aquatic fitness and swim team rentals.

Colman Pool, closed for the season.

 

Northeast Seattle  

Madison Pool, Sept. 13: Open for lap swim, limited aquatic exercise classes, independent aquatic fitness and swim team rentals.

Meadowbrook Pool, Oct. 18: Open for lap swim, independent aquatic fitness, limited aquatics fitness classes and swim team rentals.

 

Northwest Seattle  

Queen Anne Pool, Sept. 7: Rentals only; Reopening January 2022

Ballard Pool, Oct. 18: Open for lap swim, limited aquatic fitness classes, independent aquatic fitness and swim team rentals.

Evans Pool: Reopening January 2022

Mounger Pool: Closed for the season

 

Teen life centers will be open during the hours below to support academic success and enrichment opportunities. These hours are based on projected staffing levels. Staff hours may be modified, depending on availability. Check the Parkways blog for the latest information.     

 

Teen life centers

Garfield Teen Life Center: 2:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 3 p.m.-12 a.m. Friday; 7 p.m.-12 a.m. Saturday

Southwest Teen Life Center: 3 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 3 p.m.-12 a.m. Friday; 7 p.m.-12 a.m. Saturday

Meadowbrook Teen Life Center: 3 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 3 p.m.-12 a.m. Friday; 7 p.m.-12 a.m. Saturday

Due to building renovations, the following recreation facilities will remain closed for programs, rentals and childcare through 2021:

Jefferson Community Center, closed until second quarter of 2022

Hiawatha Community Center, closed until second quarter of 2022

South Park Community Center, closed until fourth quarter of 2022

Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center, closed until second quarter of 2022

Laurelhurst will remain closed due to limited staffing.