Cool off at these Seattle-area beaches, pools and spray parks this weekend

Temperatures will reach the 90s in some areas.

With temperatures expected to reach over 90 degrees in some places this weekend (with a heat advisory from noon Saturday to 9 p.m. Sunday in effect), here are some places to cool off:

Seattle beaches

Seattle Parks and Recreation offers lifeguards on duty, weather permitting, starting June 24 and free beginning swimming lessons for ages 6 and older available at nine Seattle beaches. They’re open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays and noon to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays (parkways.seattle.gov/2017/05/04/everyone-water-summer):

  • East Green Lake, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive. N.
  • Magnuson, Northeast 65th Street and Sand Point Way Northeast
  • Madrona, 853 Lake Washington Blvd.
  • Pritchard Beach, 8400 55th Ave. S.
  • Matthews, 9300 51st Ave. N.E.
  • Madison, 1900 43rd Ave. E.;
  • Mt. Baker, 2301 Lake Washington Blvd. S.
  • Seward, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S.
  • West Green Lake, 7312 W.Green Lake Drive.

Outdoor pools

Tips for hot weather

  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
  • Avoid leaving children or pets unattended in cars.
  • Apply sunscreen if you are going to be outdoors.
  • Stay inside in air-conditioned areas if you are more susceptible to heat.
    Source: National Weather Service

More tips

Colman Pool
Outdoor saltwater pool with giant tube slide, public swims, lap swims, family swims,  lessons available, daily, closed for swim meets July 6-8 and 14-15; Lincoln Park, 8603 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle;  fees and hours vary (206-684-7494 or
seattle.gov/parks/find/pools/colman-pool)

Mounger Pool
Two outdoor pools, big pool with corkscrew slide, shallow little pool; swim lessons, open swims, themed events, daily,  2535 32nd Ave. W., Seattle; fees and hours vary (206-684-4708 or seattle.gov/parks/find/pools/mounger-pool).

Seattle Parks wading pools and spray parks
Spray parks open daily at nine parks; starting Saturday, June 24, shallow wading pools open on warm days at 20 locations, days…

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