Cheap Fun: Seattle beaches and wading pools
On Saturday, June 23 (weather permitting), lifeguards take their posts at Seattle beaches, and Seattle Parks' wading pools open.
Should you notice David Hasselhoff kicking up sand in slow-motion this weekend — possibly sporting a parka over skintight red trunks — try not to panic. Starting Saturday, lifeguards all around Seattle will take to their posts as beach season officially opens — along with Seattle Parks wading pools — (cue the disclaimer) weather permitting.
Lifeguards will be posted noon-7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Aug. 26 at East Green Lake, Magnuson, Madrona and Pritchard Beach parks and through Sept. 3 at Matthews, Madison, Mount Baker, Seward and West Green Lake beaches.
As for wading pools, pick a warm day, any day, and head for Green Lake, Lincoln, Magnuson, Van Asselt or Volunteer park, or three days a week at 10 other locations. (For details, check the hotline, updated daily, at 206-684-7796.)
Sandy Dunham, Seattle Times features staff