Seattle Parks & Recreation offers summer aquatic possibilities

The following outdoor pools will be open on weekends only June 18-19 and then daily beginning June 25 through Labor Day. Both pools offer lap and recreational swim sessions, while Pop Mounger pool offers water fitness, too.

Lowery C. “Pop” Mounger Pool, 2535 32nd Ave. W., 206-684-4708, will initially open the weekend of June 18 and 19. After that, seven-day operation will begin June 25 through Sept. 5 for playland, lap fitness and recreational swimming. According to Seattle Parks & Recreation, Mounger Pool is two pools in one place: a “big pool” with a 50-foot corkscrew slide, and the warmer, shallower “little pool.” View the full schedule at

Colman Pool, at 8603 Fauntleroy Way S.W., 206-684-7494 will initially open the weekend of June 18 and 19. After that, seven-day operation will begin June 25 through Sept. 5. The pool will be closed July 7-9 and July 15-16 for swim meets. View the full schedule at The pool offers a view of Puget Sound from its location on the beach in West Seattle’s Lincoln Park.


INDOOR POOLS – currently open.

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

Rainier Beach Pool, 8825 Rainier Ave. S.

Ballard Pool, 1471 N.W. 67th

Meadowbrook Pool, 10515 35th N.E.

Madison Pool, 13401 Meridian Ave. N.

Queen Anne Pool, 1920 First W. (limited summer operations)

Southwest Pool, 2801 S.W. Thistle St. (limited summer operations)

Medgar Evers Pool, 500 23rd – Medgar Evers is currently closed until at least mid-June due to mechanical and electrical repair work.



A number of Seattle parks have water spray features. The city is operating 10 sprayparks through Labor Day.

These sprayparks are open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily:

Beacon Mountain in Jefferson Park

Georgetown Playfield

Highland Park

Judkins Park

Miller Community Center/Playfield

Northacres Park

South Lake Union Park (opening delayed to June 6)

Yesler Terrace Park

John C. Little Park

Pratt Playground Spraypark

*Spraypark and wading pool schedules are subject to change (due to weather or damage to the facilities). Check backat for details or follow the SPR Wading Pool Facebook page.

BOAT RAMPS – currently open

The city has seven motorized boat launches within Seattle city limits, and five of them have parking and require permits: Eddie Vine at Golden Gardens; Don Armeni in West Seattle; Stan Sayers, Atlantic Street and Magnuson Park on Lake Washington. Boat launch fees and permit info:

The launches at 14th Avenue Northwest and Sunnyside Avenue North along the Ship Canal have little to no parking and do not require a permit.

There are 20+ hand carry boat launches across the city as well. Go to to find out where.