Want to see wading pools open this summer? Help Seattle Parks find attendants!

(WSB file photo, Lincoln Park wading pool)

Two weeks ago, we gave you a sneak peek at Seattle Parks‘ plans for summer swim season. At the time, they weren’t ready to announce the wading-pool schedule for this year, because of staffing concerns. Today, Parks formally announced most of the summer aquatics schedule, including the details we published in early May, but they say the wading-pool situation remains unsettled:

Our goal is to open as many wading pools as possible this summer, but we need wading attendants to make that happen. We plan to release the wading pool schedule in the next few weeks as we bring staff on board.

YOU CAN HELP! Apply to be a wading-pool attendant or share this opportunity family, friends, and neighbors.

Little ones love the cool, shallow water and your grown-up feet will too! We are currently determining which wading pool sites we can operate this summer. Wading pool schedules will be impacted by our ability to hire wading pool attendants.

West Seattle has four city-run wading pools – Delridge, Hiawatha, Lincoln Park, and EC Hughes – plus a spraypark at Highland Park Playground, which is unattended so not affected by the staffing crunch – it remains set to open May 28th.

9 Replies to "Want to see wading pools open this summer? Help Seattle Parks find attendants!"

  • Beth Bakeman May 17, 2022 (4:17 pm)

    The link in this post didn’t work for me. This one does: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/seattle/jobs/3541558/wading-pool-attendant-rec-attendant-temporary-seasonal

  • WSMom May 17, 2022 (5:05 pm)

    When I click on the link to apply it says no jobs available at this time. 

    • WSB May 17, 2022 (5:38 pm)

      Hmm. That’s the link Parks provided.

      • swimmer May 18, 2022 (7:43 am)

        Please change the link—I tried a number of different search terms on the site your link points to and nothing. Thanks to the person who sent a link that works. 

        • WSB May 18, 2022 (11:13 am)

          It’s not my link, it’s Parks’ link. I am asking them for a better way for people to apply and will replace that when I hear back.

  • Chuck Jacobs May 17, 2022 (7:48 pm)

    You’d think there would be some police department job offers on there.

  • Kyle May 17, 2022 (8:47 pm)

    How many attendants do they need?

  • Neighbor May 18, 2022 (6:21 am)

    Lower the age requirement from 18 and they’d get plenty of applicants. A 16 or 17 yo is fully capable. So is my 15 yo who babysits, is a great swimmer, has her babysitting certificate and who needs a summer job.

  • cub scout parent May 18, 2022 (7:48 am)

    The site pointed to  in the story is wonky—I did eventually have some jobs display (after trying several browsers) and once I finally got jobs to display I was able to filter to only Recs department job and find the listing. Thanks to the person who found the direct link.

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