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The Magnuson Park wading pool is closed for for the rest of the season due to fire damage. Read more on our Parkways Blog.

Wading Pools and Sprayparks at a glance.

Wading Pools

We will plan to open the wading pools on sunny days when the temperature is forecast to be 70 degrees or above. On most days we will fill them half full, which is a 50% water savings…..but on the busiest days they will be filled to the top!

The 2016 wading pool season runs from June 25th through September 5th. Operating days and hours vary by location.  Please visit individual pages for more details.

The following wading pools are closed for the 2016 season:

  • Beacon Hill Playground
  • Gilman Playground
  • Peppi's Playground
  • Ravenna Park
  • Sandel Playground
  • View Ridge Playfield


Sprayparks will be open from May 28th through September 5th, 2016. Sprayparks are open daily from 11am 8pm

  • Ballard Commons Park
  • Georgetown Playfield
  • Highland Park
  • Jefferson Park
  • John C. Little Park
  • Judkins Park
  • Lake Union Park
  • Miller Playfield
  • Northacres Park
  • Pratt Park


As an element of the Citys water conservation effort, were encouraging people to use public wading pools and sprayparks rather than fill their home kiddy pools or run backyard sprinklers. In accordance with state law, we fill, chlorinate, supervise, and empty each wading pool every day, which requires a substantial amount of water. With a bit of analysis, we learned that filling home wading pools uses more water than a public community wading pool. For example, if 50 families used the East Queen Anne wading pool at 160 Howe St., rather than filling their home wading pools, the water saved would equal that needed to fill the public wading pool, which would serve a lot more than 50 kids!

Updated May 24, 2016

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