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Opening for the Season

Welcome to the 2016 Beach Season!

New this year! - Lifeguards will be on duty at East Green Lake beach and Madrona beach starting on May 28th.  All nine beaches will be staffed starting June 25th.

Places to Swim

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Seattle Parks and Recreation offers safe, lifeguarded beaches at nine sites around the city, and we strongly recommend swimming only where lifeguards are present.

Seattle Parks also offers FREE mid day swimming lessons at all nine beaches and free evening lessons at select locations. Please check out the flyers below for more information.

Mid Day Lessons Flyer

Evening Lessons Flyer

Please note: Dogs are not allowed at organized athletic fields, beaches, or children's play areas in Seattle parks, per the Seattle Municipal Code. They are welcome on leash everywhere else in our park system, and we offer 11 wonderful off-leash areas where they can romp without leashes.


Download our new water safety brochure in English, Spanish or Vietnamese.

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