Splash Zone: Great Seattle-Area Indoor Pools for Families
As cold weather settles in, it can be tricky to help kids stay active and get their wiggles out. The solution? Indoor swimming!
Many of the coolest pools in the Seattle area offer kid-centric water features and playspaces for smaller kids. Grab your goggles and go!
Lynnwood Recreation Center
The Lynnwood rec center's pool offers waterslides, a lazy river, a water play area with sweet tipping water buckets and a family hot tub. Check their schedule for pool hours and closures.
18900 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036
13401 Meridian Ave N, Seattle, 98133
Mountlake Terrace Pool
5303 228th St SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
Snohomish Aquatic Center
Snohomish Aquatic Center features a ton of great water features for kids of diverse ages: a lap pool, a warm-water pool, a lazy river, a massive enclosed waterslide, a spray-play section and two shallow areas (one that’s a “zero-depth” entry zone for tiny kids or folks with physical limitations) for smaller kids. Coolest of all, there’s a “FlowRider” machine for simulated surfing. Kids over 42 inches can ride boogie boards there and kids over 52 inches can ride the standup board. Check their schedule for hours and closures.
516 Maple Ave, Snohomish, WA 98290
1471 NW 67th St, Seattle, 98117
7201 E Green Lake Drive N, Seattle, 98115
10515 35th Ave NE, Seattle, 98104
Medgar Evers Pool
500 23rd Ave, Seattle, 98122
Queen Anne Pool
1920 1st Ave W, Seattle, 98119
Rainier Beach Community Center
Rainier Beach’s pool is a swimmer’s paradise: The pool features an indoor splash pad where little ones can play underneath big fountains and water features. Check their schedule for hours and closures.
8825 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, 98118
Southwest Pool recently opened a family changing room, and also features a six-lane pool with two diving boards, a 102-degree therapy pool and a sauna. Check their schedule for hours and closures.
2801 SW Thistle St, Seattle, 98126
Weyerhauser Aquatic Center
650 SW Campus Dr, Federal Way, WA 98023
Bellevue Aquatic Center
Bellevue Aquatic Center features two pools, one for lap swims and the other a warm-water pool for therapeutic use. The lap pool features a diving tank and a ten-foot slide. Check their schedule for hours and closures.
601 143rd Ave NE, Bellevue, 98007