West Seattle wading pools: Hiawatha closed for the rest of the day

Thanks to Brian for the tip – Seattle Parks has closed the Hiawatha wading pool for the rest of the day, citing “contamination.” They expect to reopen the pool tomorrow, but we wanted to let you know in case you were planning to combine a trip to the wading pool with a visit to tonight’s Summer Concerts at Hiawatha (which otherwise is unaffected). If you’re just looking for someplace, any place, to cool off, EC Hughes wading pool is open until 7, Lincoln Park until 8, and that’s also closing time for the Highland Park spraypark – addresses are all in the citywide brochure. (4:42 pm update: Per Parks, the “contamination” was from a child, who had recently been sick, throwing up.)

2 Replies to "West Seattle wading pools: Hiawatha closed for the rest of the day"

  • Nw mama July 30, 2015 (9:25 pm)

    Wish hiawatha could get a spray park to replace that old
    Wading pool. I always worry about illnesses from that thing and avoid it- ever since my kid got “swimmers itch” from it. Yuck. Spray parks are more enjoyable and less cost in staffing.

  • Neighbor July 31, 2015 (9:13 am)

    unfortunately, I think the water is recirculated so spray versus wading pool doesn’t make much difference unless you have UV treatment or ozone and I don’t know that any of our public pools in seattle has this. Please shower before you get in the community pool/water!!!

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