Spray Parks & Wading Pools

Wading pools and sprayparks are great ways to splash in the sun while saving water. We will plan to open the wading pools on sunny days when the temperature is forecast to be 70 degrees or above.

Wading Pool Season

The 2016 wading pool season runs from June 25th through September 5th. Operating days and hours vary by location.  Please see the list below for more details.

Spraypark Season

Sprayparks will be open from May 28th through September 5th, 2015. Sprayparks are open daily from 11am - 8pm.

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Wading Pools & Sprayparks

Ballard Commons Spraypark

Location: Ballard Commons Park, 5701 22nd Ave NW
Season and Hours: 5/28-9/5, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Ballard Commons Park has a a fun spray feature filled with undersea forms.

Beacon Mountain Spray Park

Location: Jefferson Park, 3801 Beacon Ave S

Season and Hours: 5/28—9/5, 11 a.m. — 8 p.m.

Beacon Mountain Spray Park is located in Jefferson Park on Beacon Hill. This popular park offers extraordinary views of downtown, Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains.

Bitter Lake Playfield Wading Pool

Location: Bitter Lake Playfield, 13035 Linden Ave N

Closed for the season. Thanks for the great summer!

Bitter Lake Wading Pool is located between the community center, children's play area, and the tennis courts.

Cal Anderson Park Wading Pool

Location: Cal Anderson Park, 1635 11th Ave

Closed for the season. Thank you for the great summer!

Cal Anderson Park has a wading pool, fountain, texture pool and reflecting pool, promenade paths, landscaping, a shelterhouse, a plaza, and a children's play area.

Dahl Playfield Wading Pool

Location: Dahl Playfield, 7700 25th Ave NE

Closed for the season. Thank you for the great summer!

Dahl Wading Pool is located between the children's play area and the meadow, next to a shelter house.

Delridge Playfield Wading Pool

Location: Delridge Playfield, 4458 Delridge Way SW

Closed for the season. Thank you for the great summer!

Delridge Wading Pool is located next to the Delridge Community Center, which is just off the Delridge exit of the West Seattle Bridge.

East Queen Anne Playground Wading Pool

Location: East Queen Anne Playground, 1912 Warren Ave N

Closed for the season. Thank you for the great summer!

East Queen Anne Wading Pool is located between two playgrounds, just north of the shelter house.

Georgetown Playfield Spraypark

Location: Georgetown Playfield, 750 S Homer St

Season and Hours: 5/28—9/5, 11 a.m. — 8 p.m.

Georgetown Park has a Spraypark located in the northeast part of the playfield near the swings.

Green Lake Park Wading Pool

Location: Green Lake Park, 7201 E Greenlake Dr N

Season and Hours: 6/25—9/5, Daily 11 a.m. — 8 p.m.

The wading pool is located on the north end of Green Lake at the intersection of Wallingford Ave N and East Green Lake Drive North. Green Lake is one of the more popular wading pools in the Seattle area. Its the largest of the "Big Three" wading pools. With sunshine all day and into the evening, you can have hours of warm summer fun.

Hiawatha Playfield Wading Pool

Location: Hiawatha Playfield, 2700 California Ave SW

Closed for the season. Thank you for the great summer!

Hiawatha Wading Pool is located at the northeast corner of the park near Hiawatha Community Center.

Highland Park Playground Spraypark

Location: Highland Park Playground, 1100 SW Cloverdale St

Season and Hours: 5/28—9/5, 11 a.m. — 8 p.m.

Highland Park's spray park is located near the children's play area and west of the picnic shelter.

John C. Little, Sr. Spraypark

Location: John C. Little, Sr. Park, 6961 37th Ave S

Season and Hours: 5/28—9/5, 11 a.m. — 8 p.m.

John C. Little, Sr. Park includes a water spray feature for children's play, two picnic shelters, and a comprehensive system of connecting paths.

Judkins Spraypark

Location: Judkins Park, 2150 S Norman St

Season and Hours: 5/28—911 a.m. — 8 p.m.

Lower Judkins Park's water spray is located next to the children's play area, off the main park trail.

Lake Union Spraypark

Location: Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave N

Season and Hours: 5/28—9/5, 11 a.m. — 8 p.m.

Lake Union Park has a spray feature. The park provides access to green space and the water and celebrates the cultural, maritime, and industrial heritage of the city and region.

Lincoln Park Wading Pool

Location: Lincoln Park, 8011 Fauntleroy Way SW

Season and Hours: 6/25—9/5, Daily 11 a.m. — 8 p.m

Lincoln Park Wading Pool is the smallest of the "Big Three" wading pools. It has a neighborhood atmosphere, with lush woods surrounding the wading pool and great afternoon sunshine.

Magnuson Park Wading Pool

Location: Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way NE

Season and Hours: Closed due to damage. Read more about this closure on our blog.

Come and spend the day at the second largest park in Seattle. Experience the beautiful view from the wading pool, which looks out over Lake Washington. Picnic shelters and tables, restroom facilities, Kite Hill, and a swimming beach are available nearby. And young ones shouldn't miss the Junior League of Seattle Playground, approximately 1/2 mile west of here. To get to the wading pool, enter the park at N.E. 65th Street off of Sand Point Way N.E. Drive straight ahead (east) to the lake, then left (north) along the shoreline. Park at the foot of Kite Hill, near the Fin Art Project.

Miller Playfield Spraypark

Location: Miller Playfield, 330 19th Ave E

Season and Hours: 5/28—9/5, 11 a.m. — 8 p.m.

Ron K. Bills Fountain Spray Feature is located in Miller Park, southeast of the main entrance to Miller Community Center.

Northacres Spraypark

Location: Northacres Park,12718 1st Ave NE

Season and Hours: 5/28—9/5, 11 a.m. — 8 p.m.

Northacres Spraypark is located next to a children's play area.

Pratt Spraypark

Location: Pratt Park, 1800 S Main St

Season and Hours: 5/28—9/5 11 a.m. — 8 p.m.

Pratt Park has a spray park is located next to Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center in the Central Area of Seattle.

Powell Barnett Park Wading Pool

Location: Powell Barnett Park, 352 Martin Luther King Jr Way

Closed for the season. Thank you for the great summer!

The Wading Pool is located just north of the meadow in Powell Barnett Park.

Soundview Playfield Wading Pool

Location: Soundview Playfield, 1590 NW 90th St

Closed for the season. Thank you for the great summer!

Soundview Wading Pool is located on the west side of the park by the children's play area.

South Park Playground Wading Pool

Location: South Park Playground, 738 S Sullivan St

Closed for the season. Thank you for the great summer!

The South Park Playground Wading Pool is located near South Park Community Center on the west end of South Park Playfield. You can enjoy the sun while they splash around in the pool and have fun in the play area adjacent to it.

Van Asselt Playground Wading Pool

Location: Van Asselt Playground, 7050 Beacon Ave S

Season and Hours: 6/25—9/5, Daily 11 a.m. — 8 p.m. .

Van Asselt Wading Pool is located between the children's playground, tennis courts, and the community center.

Volunteer Park Wading Pool

Location: Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave E

Season and Hours: 6/25—9/5, Daily 11 a.m. — 8 p.m

Volunteer Wading Pool is one of the "Big Three" wading pools. It's a large circular pool, located near the Conservatory and the Seattle Asian Art Museum.

Wallingford Playfield Wading Pool

Location: Wallingford Playfield, 4219 Wallingford Ave N

Closed for the season. Thank you for the great summer!

Wallingford Wading Pool is located right next to a playground structure and at the corner of nearby tennis courts.

Wading Pools Save Water!

As an element of the City's water conservation effort, we're encouraging people to use public wading pools and sprayparks rather than fill their home "kiddy pools" or run backyard sprinklers. 

Hours, Weather, and Closures

We will plan to open the wading pools on sunny days when the temperature is forecast to be 70 degrees or higher. 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!

Parks uses the average of temperature forecasts from eight weather websites to determine whether to close. When that average temperature is forecast to be below 70 degrees, Parks makes the decision not to open the wading pools or sprayparks.

Our wading pool hotline, (206) 684-7796, is updated every morning by 9:30 a.m. If the weather looks iffy, it’s the best way to find out if the wading pools and sprayparks are open for the day or not.

Rules

  • Children under 13 years old must be supervised by a responsible adult.
  • No "Bare Buns" - bathing suit attire required, babies must wear tight plastic pants or diapers designed for swimming.
  • No food or drink; no glass containers.
  • No spots - people with communicable diseases are not allowed in the pool.
  • No fidos (dogs, cats, etc.)
  • No bikes
  • No running
  • No water fights
  • No drugs or alcohol