Sprayparks & Wading Pools

Next summer, Seattle Parks and Recreation hopes to resume summer aquatics at our pre-pandemic schedules. We are still actively hiring lifeguards to staff our indoor pools and teach lessons; you can apply here

Sprayparks 2022

The last day for most sprayparks is Monday, September 5. Seattle Parks and Recreation will lengthen the spraypark season at Highland Park, Northacres Park, and Pratt Playground until September 18.   

These sprayparks will be open from 11 am to 8 pm each day of the week:

*Spraypark and wading pool schedules are subject to change (due to weather or damage to the facilities). Check back here for details or follow the SPR Wading Pool Facebook page.

Wading Pools 2022

Wading Pools will close on the following schedule: 

Peppi’s  Sandel  Beacon Hill  Bitter Lake  Gilman  East Queen Anne  Green Lake 
Dahl  Delridge  Ravenna  E C Hughes  Lincoln Park 
            Wallingford  Powell Barnett  Magnuson  
(currently closed for damage) 
               Soundview  Van Asselt 
               View Ridge  Volunteer Park  

Wading pools are open on sunny days when the temperature is forecast to be 70 degrees or above. Please call the Wading Pool Hotline to verify hours and open/closed status the day of your visit: (206) 684-7796, or follow our Wading Pool Facebook page.

Wading Pool Address Area* Days Hours
Beacon Hill

1902 13th Ave. S
CE Wed/Thurs
Bitter Lake Community Center 13035 Linden Ave. N
NW  Wed/Thurs/Fri 12pm-7pm
Dahl Playfield 7700 25th Ave. NE
NE  Tue/Wed/Thurs 12pm-7pm
Delridge Community Center 4501 Delridge Way SW
SW Wed/Thurs/Fri 12pm-5:30pm
E Queen Anne Playground 160 Howe Street
CW Mon/Tue/Sun
E.C. Hughes Playground 2805 SW Holden St.
SW  Mon/Tue/Sun
Gilman Playground 923 NW 54th St.
NW Fri/Sat
Green Lake Park N 73rd St. & W Green Lake Dr. N
NW Daily 12pm-7pm
Lincoln Park 8600 Fauntleroy Way SW
SW Daily 12pm-7pm
Magnuson Park 7400 Sand Point Way NE NE Daily 12:15pm-6:30pm
Peppi’s Playground 3233 E Spruce St.
CE Mon/Tue 12pm-7pm
Powell Barnett Park 352 Martin Luther King Way
CE Wed-Sun 12pm-7pm
Ravenna Park 5520 Ravenna Ave. NE
NE Fri/Sat 12pm-7pm
Sandel Playground 9053 1st Ave. NW
NW Tue/Wed 12pm-6:30pm
Soundview Playfield 1590 NW 90th St.
NW Mon/Sat/Sun 12pm-7pm
South Park Community Center 8319 8th Ave. S
SW Mon/Tue/Wed 12pm-7pm
Van Asselt Community Center 2820 S Myrtle St.
SE Daily 12pm-7pm
View Ridge Playfield 4408 NE 70th St.
NE Mon/Sun 12pm-7pm
Volunteer Park 1400 E Galer St. CE Daily 12pm-7pm
Wallingford Playfield 4219 Wallingford Ave. N
NW Thurs/Fri/Sat 12pm-7pm

*CE=Central East; CW=Central West; NW=North West;
NE=North East; SW=South West; SE=South East

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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