Sprayparks & Wading Pools

All open through Monday, 9/6 (Labor Day), then closed for the season!

Wading pools and sprayparks are great ways to splash in the sun while saving water! They operate when there's no rain in the day's forecast and the air temperature is expected to be 70 degrees or higher. Sprayparks are always open, unless thundershowers are present or there are mechanical problems. You can call the Wading Pool Hotline for same-day updates at (206) 684-7796. The recording is updated by late morning each day.

Due to a regional shortage of chlorine this summer, SPR made adjustments to the wading pool schedules. Spraypark schedules remained unaffected.

This year's alternating wading pool schedule enabled equitable distribution of our current supply of chlorine.   

Here are the current schedules for wading pools and sprayparks.  

Wading Pools

(last day is Monday 9/6)

Most are open noon to 7 pm. 

Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday

    • Dahl
    • Delridge (noon to 5:30pm)
    • Soundview
    • South Park
    • Volunteer

Wednesday

    • All wading pools closed 

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

    • Bitter Lake
    • East Queen Anne
    • Green Lake
    • Lincoln
    • Powell Barnett
    • Van Asselt

Sprayparks

(last day is Monday 9/6)

Open from 11 am to 8 pm every day: 

  • Beacon Mountain in Jefferson Park
  • Georgetown Playfield
  • Highland Park
  • Judkins Park
  • John C. Little Park
  • Miller Community Center 
  • Northacres Park
  • South Lake Union Park
  • Yesler Terrace Community Center  

Things to know before you go  - below the map!

NOTE: This map does not show what's open or closed this summer, only where the entire collection of sprayparks and wading pools are in Seattle. Please refer to the lists above for what's open and closed this summer.

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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.

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