On Tuesday, King 5 reported the possible closure of two community centers and three swimming pools this summer, along with several of the wading pools citywide. Faced with budget reductions, former superintendent Tim Gallagher told King 5 “24 of the 27 public wading pools may close in June.”
Wallyhood contacted the Aquatics Office of Seattle Parks and Rec this morning, and spoke with Kerrie Stoops, acting coordinator for Mounger Pool in Magnolia to find out if our beloved Wallingford wading pool would be closed all summer. Stoops said that the Wallingford wading pool is still scheduled to open on June 26 and run through Labor Day, while the fate of additional wading pools still hang in the balance.
Seattle Parks and Rec has a wading pool hotline, which is updated daily at 9:30 a.m.: 206-684-7796. The recorded message, though, says that the wading pool schedule will become available in mid-April. Keep checking back for here on Wallyhood for more information, or call the Aquatics Office directly at 206-684-4078 for the latest latest (and let us know what you hear!)