Parks & Rec Publishes Summer Guide to Events, Activities

Seattle’s Parks and Recreation Department has published their annual Summer Guide.

The Seattle Parks and Recreation Summer Guide is now available online at and in limited supplies at Parks community centers, pools, and other facilities.

The Summer Guide is chock full of information about summer activities in Seattle parks this summer. Want some ideas – the Guide has these and many more…

  • Enjoy Bicycle Sundays along Lake Washington Boulevard, when cyclists can pedal happily with no cars present.
  • Take part in tons of fun activities in downtown parks, from movies to crafts markets, buskers to concerts, Dancing ‘Til Dusk, Family Fun Days, festivals and celebrations, farmers markets, and more.
  • Swim and play at our nine lifeguarded beaches, where lifeguards also offer free swim lessons. Parks strongly recommends swimming only where lifeguards are present.
  • Make like a fish at Colman Pool, Seattle’s only heated saltwater pool, and Mounger Pool, with its two pools and 50-foot corkscrew slide.
  • Splish and splash in one of 16 wading pools and 10 sprayparks.
  • Learn to row, sail, canoe, or kayak at one of our two small craft centers at Green Lake Park and Mt. Baker.
  • Take your kids aged 5 to 9 or 10 to 14 to one of our Summer Arts in the Parks program sites, which also provide free sack lunches every day.
  • Take a tranquil nature walk at Camp Long, Discovery Park, Carkeek Park, or Camp Long.
  • Learn to lawn bowl!
  • Visit the Woodland Park Zoo, or go to a ZooTunes concert on a weekday evening.
  • Visit the Seattle Aquarium and hang out at Waterfront Park.
  • See Antony and Cleopatra or The Tempest in a park. And please forgive the typo.
  • Visit one of our gorgeous, glorious gardens, always at their beautiful best in summer.


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