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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!

 

North:

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

 

Madison Pool

Madison Pool features six lanes, a “teaching pool” with shallow water for lessons, and two diving boards, one at 1 meter high and the other at 3 meters. Check their schedule for hours and closures.

13401 Meridian Ave N, Seattle, 98133

 

Mountlake Terrace Pool

Mountlake Terrace’s pool features a lazy river and a leisure pool with an entry that mimics a beach. Check their schedule for hours and closures.

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

 

Central

Ballard Pool

The Ballard Pool features six swimming lanes, a diving board, a rope swing and slide, and a warm-water pool in addition to family changing rooms. Check their schedule for hours and closures.

1471 NW 67th St, Seattle, 98117

 

Evans Pool

Greenlake’s six-lane Evans Pool has a diving board and sauna, as well as family changing rooms. Check their schedule for hours and closures.

7201 E Green Lake Drive N, Seattle, 98115

 

Meadowbrook Pool

Meadowbrook’s six-lane pool features a 1- and 3-meter diving board, a rope swing, and family changing rooms. Check  their regular schedule for hours and closures.

10515 35th Ave NE, Seattle, 98104

 

Medgar Evers Pool

Medgar Evers’ six-lane pool also features a teaching pool for lessons, a one-meter diving board, a rope swing, and family changing rooms. Check their schedule for hours and closures.

500 23rd Ave, Seattle, 98122

 

Queen Anne Pool

Queen Anne Pool’s six-lane pool features two diving boards at one and three meters, a rope swing, a sauna and two family changing rooms. Check their schedule for hours and closures.

1920 1st Ave W, Seattle, 98119

 

South

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

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

Weyerhauser’s pool features two separate swimming areas: their main pool and a recreational pool with a pirate-cove theme. Check their schedule for hours and closures.

650 SW Campus Dr, Federal Way, WA 98023

 

East

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

 

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