WADING POOLS: Here’s when they’ll open in West Seattle

(WSB file photo, Delridge wading pool)

The city is finally out with this year’s schedule for wading pools. The list indicates four wading pools in West Seattle and South Park will be open:

Lincoln Park wading pool
(8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)
7 days a week, 12 pm-7 pm

EC Hughes Playground wading pool
(2805 SW Holden)
Mondays, Tuesdays, Sundays, 12 pm-7 pm

South Park Community Center wading pool
(8319 8th Ave. S.)
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 12 pm-7 pm

Delridge Community Center wading pool
(4501 Delridge Way SW)
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Friday, 12 pm-5:30 pm

The Highland Park spraypark (1100 SW Cloverdale) is already open, 11 am-8 pm daily through September 5th.

You’ll notice that the Hiawatha wading pool is not on the list, likely because of work at the center and upcoming work at the play area, but its absence is not explained in the city announcement, so we’re following up. It hasn’t been open since 2019.

P.S. Take note, especially in this cooler-than-usual-so-far season, that the city generally opens pools on days when sunny/70-degrees-or-more weather is expected.

6 Replies to "WADING POOLS: Here's when they'll open in West Seattle"

  • TN June 13, 2022 (1:36 pm)

    No more Hiawatha??  I spent so many hours there when my kids were young. 

    • WSB June 13, 2022 (7:46 pm)

      Not until after the community-center work is done, anyway.

  • Boinsted June 13, 2022 (2:30 pm)

    So lame Hiawatha will again be closed with so many kids living nearby. The parking challenges near Lincoln Park and dealing with the car break-ins – I suppose we will just skip wading pools again this year.

  • Littlekidsneedmorningfun June 13, 2022 (4:01 pm)

    Another year where the wading pool hours aren’t reflective of how little kids operate. Some wading pools being open in the mornings, not at lunch / nap times, would be a most amazing addition to summer opportunities for children – especially since so few programs are being provided by parks and rec this year for littles. 

  • Gina June 13, 2022 (4:15 pm)

    Convert Hiawatha to a spray park–at least there would be something to cool off the kids!

  • Mj June 13, 2022 (5:46 pm)

    Boinsted – agreed.  With the bridge still closed the City needs to enhance recreational opportunities for kids in WS.!

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