Low-cost life jackets for sale at Green Lake

We encourage the community to beat the heat this summer at our public beaches, pools and water features, but we want everyone to enjoy the water as safely as possible.

A small investment could potentially save the lives of loved ones or friends. Low-cost life jackets will be on sale at Green Lake on select Saturdays (see dates below) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

-Evans Pool (7201 E Green Lake Drive N): May 21, June 18, and July 16.

  • -Small Craft Center (5900 W Green Lake Way): Aug. 20.

Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death among children ages 1 – 14 years old. Wearing a life jacket saves lives. Washington State law requires children ages 12 and younger to wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket or life vest on vessels shorter than 19 feet long. There must be a life jacket on board for each person older than 12.

The cost for life jackets sizes infant to youth large is $20, and for teens to adult size XXXL, is $30. The life jackets are comfortable, high-quality vests in fashion colors. All sales are final -sorry, Parks cannot offer refunds or returns. Customers younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Fitters will be on site to help purchasers choose the correct size. The person for whom the jacket is being purchased must be present for proper fitting.

For more information, call 206-684-4961 or email david.belanger@seattle.gov.