Sprayparks & Wading Pools

2020 Schedule - All wading pools and spray parks closed 

We've made the sad decision to keep sprayparks and wading pools closed for the remainder of the 2020 season, primarily due to public health concerns. While the Governor has permitted pool use in Phase 2 with very limited capacity, Seattle Parks and Recreation previously decided to focus staff resources, which have been reduced, on providing outdoor lifeguarded swimming areas hopefully sometime in summer 2020. Fall aquatic programming will be announced in August.


Wading pools and sprayparks are great ways to splash in the sun while saving water.

Sprayparks normally operate from 11 am - 8 pm, unless thunder and lightning are present.

Wading Pools open on a rolling schedule in late June, usually. They are open on sunny days when the temperature is forecast to be 70 degrees or above.

And be sure to follow Seattle Parks and Recreation on Twitter or on Facebook for the latest info!


Please note that some spay parks are activated by a push button.

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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.


  • 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