Sprayparks & Wading Pools

2021 Schedule 

Wading pools and sprayparks are great ways to splash in the sun while saving water!  These water parks operate when there's no rain in the day's forecast and the air temperature is expected to be 70 degrees or higher. If unsure, you can call the Wading Pool Hotline for same-day updates at (206) 684-7796. The recording is updated by late morning each day.

Wading Pools

We will operate 11 wading pools, seven days per week this summer, starting Saturday, June 26 through Monday, September 6.  Follow us on our Facebook wading pool page to keep up to date.

These wading pools will be open from noon to 7 pm each day of the week:

  • Bitter Lake Community Center
  • Dahl Playfield
  • East Queen Anne
  • Green Lake (opens 7/2)
  • Lincoln Park
  • Powell Barnett Park
  • Soundview
  • South Park Community Center
  • Van Asselt Community Center
  • Volunteer Park

This wading pool will be open from noon to 5:30 pm each day of the week:

  • Delridge Community Center 


We will operate 7 sprayparks this summer, beginning June 26. (Please note that some spay parks are activated by a push button.)

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

  • Beacon Mountain in Jefferson Park
  • Georgetown Playfield
  • Highland Park
  • Northacres Park
  • South Lake Union Park
  • Yesler Terrace Community Center

This spraypark's opening date is still being determined, and will be open from 11 am to 8 pm each day of the week:

  • Pratt Playground Spraypark


Things to know before you go below the map!

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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