Watch us save water AND provide great summer water recreation!
Turning the Water on May 25
Specific daily openings for the wading pools will begin on June 22 and they will operate on sunny days when the temperature is forecast to be 70 degrees or higher. The wading pool hotline, updated each summer day by 9:30 a.m., is 206-684-7796.
Seattle Parks and Recreation offers several types of water features: decorative fountains, interactive fountains, and sprayparks.
There are interactive fountains at Ballard Commons Park, Lake Union Park and Miller Community Center.
There are decorative fountains at Cal Anderson Park, Freeway Park (Legion, Canyon, Pigott and 6th and Seneca fountains), Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park, Westlake Park, Tilikum Place, and Waterfront Park.
Parks now offers sprayparks at Jefferson Park’s Beacon Mountain, Georgetown Playfield, John C. Little, Sr. Park, Lower Judkins Park, Northacres Park, Pratt Park, and Highland Park (opening later this spring).
Irrigation Reduction Study
Based on continued need for balancing financial sustainability, park visitor experience, and environmental stewardship, Parks plans to continue similar irrigation conservation strategies in 2013. Parks staff will adjust sites to minimize the risk of any long term landscape health issues.
Peak-season water rates have increased 153% since 2007. While conservation can help the bottom line, park landscapes will continue to need water to maintain the trust the public has placed in Parks, and to support Parks’ great recreation opportunities and other environmental stewardship initiatives such as the Green Seattle Partnership’s citywide natural area restoration programs. Staff will continue to manage water use in the various types of landscapes with landscape health as the first priority, and will continue to uphold a strong conservation ethic by careful irrigation scheduling, appropriate plant selection, expedient irrigation repairs, and continuing to automate Parks’ irrigation systems.
The public can help in these efforts by reporting leaky irrigation lines to Parks’ maintenance request line, 206-684-7250, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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