Women Rescued by Firefighters after Tree Falls on Pool

Firefighters rescued a female in her 60’s who was hit by the top of a 100 foot plus tree that fell on top of her while swimming in a community pool.

The pool accident occurred at 2:14 p.m. in the 13000 block of 25th Ave NE. When firefighters arrived the female was under the tree but conscious and able to breath. Firefighters assisted the patient by lifting her to the pool deck. Medics evaluated her injuries.

AMR ambulance transported the female to Northwest Hospital with a possible arm fracture and head injury. She was in stable condition.

None of the approximately five other people in the pool were injured.


Beat the heat at beaches, pools, wading pools and sprayparks

Colman Pool opens for the regular season June 20 at noon.

When it’s hot this summer, Seattle residents don’t need to go far to cool off. Seattle Parks and Recreation has a long list of places to get cool in the water, including beaches, wading pools and water spray features and outdoor pools.


2 Outdoor Pools

Parks operates two unique outdoor pools for summer fun. Each offers swimming lessons, family swimming, water exercise programs and special events. The pools can also be rented for special occasions.

Lowery C. “Pop” Mounger Pool, at 2535 32nd Ave. W, 206-684-4708, is open daily from May 9 through Sept. 7. Mounger Pool is really two pools in one place. The “big pool” has a 50-foot corkscrew slide and the warmer, shallower “little pool” is great for relaxing and for teaching little ones. Call the pool to reserve it for your own birthday party or other special event.

Colman Pool, at 8603 Fauntleroy Way SW, 206-684-7494, opens for the regular season at noon on June 20 and will remain open until Sept. 7. The pool will also be open on certain pre-season weekends including May 23-25, May 30-31, June 6-7 and 13-14. The pool enjoys a spectacular view of Puget Sound from its prime location on the beach in West Seattle’s Lincoln Park. It features heated salt water and the Giant Tube Slide!

SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT COLMAN: Colman Pool is closed to the public July 9-11 and 17-18 for swim meets.


Wading Pools and Water Spray Features

Your little ones will love the cool, shallow water and you can cool your own grown-up toes too. We will operate 15 wading pool sites this summer, and there are 10 parks with spray features to enjoy. Please note that the pools take about an hour to fill and drain each day, as required by law. Closing and opening dates vary. See the Summer Guide at http://www.seattle.gov/parks/Publications/summer_guide.pdf for schedules. Wading pools are open on days with sunny skies and warm temperatures. Call the hotline at 206-684-7796 by 9 a.m. each day for find out whether pools will be filled. All spray features are open from May 23 to Sept. 7.

Four-day-a-week Wading Pools (both are open noon to 6:45 p.m.):

  • Hiawatha Community Center, 2700 California Ave. SW, Wed/Thurs/Fri/Sat
  • Delridge Community Center, 4501 Delridge Way SW, Mon/Tues/Sat/Sun

Three-day-a-week Wading Pools (all are open from noon to 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted):

  • Bitter Lake, 13035 Linden Ave. N, Wed/Thu/Fri
  • Cal Anderson Park, 1635 11th Ave., noon to 6:45 p.m., Fri/Sat/Sun
  • Dahl Playfield, 7700 25th Ave. NE, Tues/Wed/Thurs
  • East Queen Anne, 160 Howe St., Sun/Mon/Tue
  • E.C. Hughes, 2805 SW Holden St., Wed/Thu/Fri
  • Soundview, 1590 NW 90th St., Sat/Sun/Mon
  • South Park, 8319 8th Ave. S, Sun/Mon/Tue
  • Wallingford, 4219Wallingford Ave. N, Wed/Thu/Fri

Daily Wading Pools (all are open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted):

  • Green Lake, N 73rd and E Green Lake Dr. N
  • Lincoln Park, 8600 Fauntleroy Ave. SW
  • Magnuson, eastern end of NE 65th St., noon to 6:30 p.m.
  • Van Asselt, 2820 S Myrtle St.
  • Volunteer Park, 1400 E Galer St.

Daily Water Sprayparks (all are open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted):

  • Ballard Commons, 5701 22nd Ave. NW
  • Beacon Mountain at Jefferson Park, 3901 Beacon Ave. S
  • John C. Little, 6961 37th Ave. S
  • Lower Judkins, 2150 S Norman St.
  • Georgetown Playfield, 750 S Homer St.
  • Highland Park, 1100 SW Cloverdale
  • Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N
  • Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave. E (Miller will open at a later start time May 23-June 21, call the wading pool hotline for the best information 206-684-7796)
  • Northacres Park, 12800 1st Ave. NE
  • Pratt Park, 1800 S Main St.


Beaches open June 20

Parks offers safe, lifeguarded beaches at nine sites around the city, and we strongly recommend swimming only where lifeguards are present. Beaches open June 20, weather permitting, from noon to 7 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Amenities range from swim rafts and low and high diving boards to nearby wading pools, play areas, ballfields and more.

These beaches are open through Sept. 7:

  • Matthews, 9300 51st Ave. NE
  • Madison, 1900 43rd Ave. E
  • Baker, 2301 Lake Washington Blvd. S
  • Seward, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S
  • West Green Lake, 7312 W Green Lake Dr.

These beaches are open through Aug. 23:

  • East Green Lake, 7201 E Green Lake Dr. N
  • Magnuson, park entrance at NE 65th and Sand Point Way NE
  • Madrona, 853 Lake Washington Blvd.
  • Pritchard Beach, 8400 55th S

For a more complete and detailed listing of fun summer activities in Seattle parks, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/Publications/summer_guide.pdf  to view the 2015 Summer Guide.


Celebrate April Pool’s Day and make summertime safer

There will be seven free public swims hosted at Seattle Parks and Recreation pools to celebrate April Pool’s Day 2015.

Before you know it, we’ll be trading in April showers for blue skies and bathing suits. On Saturday, April 18, six of our pools are hosting FREE public swims and low-cost life jacket sales. We’ll be teaching water and boating safety and will have fun activities for kids.

Recipient of a lifejacket given away during the raffle at Ballard’s April Pool’s Day 2014!

Don’t miss this opportunity to teach your family how to enjoy summer safely. April Pool’s Day will focus on four main areas of water safety:

  • Preventing open water drowning
  • Lifejacket use and promotion
  • Cold water awareness
  • Basic water rescue for children

Events and activities will vary by pool location. Please note that Helene Madison Pool will host its event on Sunday, April 19.

April 18
Ballard Pool 12:30-2:20 p.m.
Meadowbrook Pool 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Medgar Evers Pool 12:30-2 p.m.
Queen Anne Pool 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Southwest Pool 10:30 a.m.-noon
Rainier Beach Pool 10:30 a.m.-noon

April 19
Helene Madison Pool 3:30-5:30 p.m

For details, please call the individual pool. To see other April Pools Day events, click HERE.

Evans Pool to close for preventative maintenance, April 5-19

Evans Pool will be closed April 5-19 for preventative maintenance.  All pool staff will be relocated. Green Lake Community Center will remain open for regularly scheduled hours.

Until Evans Pool reopens, we hope you will use nearby Ballard, Madison, Meadowbrook or Queen Anne Pool.

  • Ballard Pool 1471 NW 67th St. Seattle, WA 98117  206-684-4094
  • Helene Madison Pool 13401 Meridian Avenue N. Seattle, WA 98133   206-684-4979
  • Meadowbrook Pool  10517 35th NE Seattle, WA 98125   206-684-4989
  • Queen Anne Pool 1920 1st Ave W Seattle, WA 98119  206-386-4282