The heat wave is on: Find a place to cool off
The warm weather is here, which means you might need to find a place to cool off. If you don’t mind getting a little wet, we’ve found a few suggestions for you around Seattle, Tacoma, and on the Eastside.
A water spray area and par 3 golf course complement the tennis and basketball courts, skate park, horseshoe pits and restrooms at this popular Bellevue park.
16000 NE 10th St.
Bellevue, WA 98008
This unique indoor facility features two indoor pools, one for lap swimming and one designed for warm water therapy and rehabilitation.
601 143rd Ave. NE
Bellevue, WA 98007
Adjacent to the Snohomish River, the park boasts premier river access with a boat launch, fishing pier, shell house and rowing dock.
400 Smith Island Rd.
Everett, WA 98201
The city’s premier park on Everett’s Silver Lake, it features a swimming area with lifeguards, beach-front picnic area, playgrounds and summer day camp at Camp Patterson.
11405 W. Silver Lake Rd.
Everett, WA 98208
This 28-acre park features an off-leash dog area and safe access to a saltwater beach for both pets and people.
1127 Olympic Blvd
Everett, WA 98203
This 197-acre wooded park is Everett’s oldest and largest. It is home to a water and dry playgrounds, a swim center, picnic shelter, wooded trails and Animal Farm.
802 E. Mukilteo Blvd.
Everett, WA 98203
The Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center is a legacy venue of the 1990 Seattle Goodwill Games. In addition to the swimming and diving events, the WKCAC is open to the public for lap swims, family swims, swimming lessons and more.
650 SW Campus Drive
Federal Way, WA 98023
The park provides a 1/2 mile trail down to the Lake Sammamish shoreline and beach area. The park is also part of the Lakes-to-Locks Water Trail.
4500 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE
Issaquah, WA 98027
This indoor pool offers both swim lessons and drop-in public swim times.
50 SE Clark St
Issaquah, WA 98027
Backcountry hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking complement the water activities available at Spring Lake. There is a boat launch, restrooms, playground areas, soccer fields and tennis courts.
18698 W Spring Lake Dr SE
Renton, WA 98058
26-feet high water slides, two separate pools, a lazy river, shallow play area and plenty of shade fill this aquatic center. It also has a locker room and concessions area.
1719 SE Maple Valley Highway
Renton, WA 98057
Located behind the library and City Hall, this park features a playground, water spray play area and lots of open space, but no restrooms.
550 222nd Pl SE
Sammamish, WA 98074
There are eight indoor pools throughout the city of Seattle offering various hours and amenities.
With its waterfront location, the city of Seattle offers a variety of saltwater beaches, many with lifeguards.
This Seattle landmark is filled with heated saltwater and features a giant tube slide.
8603 Fauntleroy Way SW
Seattle, WA 98136
There are 2 pools at this facility. The Big Pool has a 50-foot corkscrew slide. The Little Pool, warmer and shallower, is great for relaxing and teaching your little tadpoles.
2535 32nd Ave W
Seattle, WA 98199
The Shoreline Pool offers lessons for all ages, lap swims, pool rentals and water safety classes.
19030 1st Avenue NE
Shoreline, WA 98155
The park offers beach access, trails, picnic tables and restrooms.
1521 N. 200th Street
Shoreline, WA 98133
Many of Tacoma’s neighborhood parks offer both kids play and spray ground equipment to keep kids cool with treated water as they work off their energy.
Various locations throughout the city.
This outdoor swim facility offers both a larger pool with lifeguards and a shallow play area for younger children.
5302 N. 26th St.
Tacoma, WA 98406
This fenced-in wading area is located near the park’s fields, courts and playground equipment.
3513 E. Portland Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98404
Lake access allows for boating and fishing, and there are walking trails, picnic tables and barbeques, a picnic shelter, play area and restroom.
Woodinville, WA 98072