April Pools Day

April Pools Day is an annual event whereby children and families may go to a local pool and learn valuable water safety skills and knowledge. A variety of water activities and games make this event non-stop fun for everyone!

April Pools Day is Saturday, April 16, 2016. Some pools may hold their April Pools Day event on a different day. See a list of over 20 participating pools (PDF).

Learn more about April Pools Day planning and promotion.

Low-Cost Life Jacket Sale at Green Lake

Have fun and be safe around the water. Come to Green Lake in Seattle for custom-fit life jackets for the whole family. This program is in partnership with Seattle Children's, Seattle Parks and Recreation, Coast Guard Auxiliary and Mustang Survival.

  • When: Saturdays May 21, June 18, July 16 and August 20, 2016, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Where:
    • May–July: Outside Green Lake Pool, 7201 E Green Lake Dr. N, Seattle, WA 98115
    • August: Green Lake Summer Splash Event, Small Craft Center, 5900 W Green Lake Wy. N, Seattle, WA 98103
  • Cost: $20 for infant, child and youth, $30 for adult sizes
  • Sizes available: infant to adult. The person for whom the jacket is being purchased must be present for proper fitting. Children must be at least 6 months old and 18 pounds to be fit.
  • For more information, call Seattle Parks’ David Belanger at 206-684-4961 or email him.

Summer Splash-Tacular

This statewide water safety event is for families, children and all those that want to be safe and prepared when at beaches and outdoor water facilities and on open water. Whereas April Pools Day is for swimming pool facilities, Summer Splash-Tacular is for outdoor water facilities.

Learn more about Summer Splash-Tacular planning and promotion.