Happening today: Colman Pool, Edible Garden Fair, Wildlife Habitat


That’s Colman Pool, the saltwater swimming facility on the Lincoln Park waterfront, opening today for its always-too-short summer season – it’s the first of three “pre-season weekends,” so after today/Sunday/Monday, it’ll be closed till next Saturday – full schedule here.

Other major highlights today include the first-ever West Seattle Edible Garden Fair, 9:30 am-4 pm at South Seattle Community College — here’s the full schedule; presentations start at 10 am – all FREE (and don’t forget to bring garden supplies, tools, books to recycle – scroll down here for details on that).

And on Alki, a big party to celebrate the community’s National Wildlife Federation certification as a Community Wildlife Habitat. Events and activities center around the Alki Bathhouse, 11 am-3 pm with a ceremony scheduled at 1 pm.

Lots more happening today, including a Car Show/Carnival at Southwest Community Center – full slate of activities can be found in the West Seattle Weekend Lineup.

6 Replies to "Happening today: Colman Pool, Edible Garden Fair, Wildlife Habitat"

  • sam May 23, 2009 (8:23 am)

    maybe I’m not looking at the right location on the gleanit website, but I can’t find out what building this fair is in. Does anyone know?

  • Sara May 23, 2009 (11:19 am)

    They are in the Landscape and Horticulture Buildings.

    pdf of schedule has other info here:

  • M. May 23, 2009 (11:26 am)


  • Lola May 23, 2009 (2:38 pm)

    Coleman Pool is so idyllic in theory,but it seems it is always overrun with screaming children. I wish they would have an adults only session.

  • Venkat May 23, 2009 (3:12 pm)

    Lola – when they open 1/2 the lanes for kid swim and the other 1/2 for lap then there are a ton of kids, but when the entire pool is lanes only there are very few screaming kids (some swimming kids but they swim in the lanes).

    There is usually at least one if not two lap only times (maybe less in the early season).

    Lunch is the best time but getting down there for lunch is easier said than done.

  • alison May 23, 2009 (8:45 pm)

    Today they had lap swim only from noon until 2:45! No screaming kids whatsoever!! Beautiful day for a swim at Colman pool!!

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