Ballard Pool now open after two years of renovation and pandemic closures

After almost two years since it closed for renovations, the Ballard Pool is finally open to the public once again.

Seattle Parks and Recreation closed the pool in December 2019 and worked throughout the past year to perform major renovations to the pool, including replacing the concrete pool deck, drains, pool and spay plaster liners, and filtration system. Some delays in the renovation and the pandemic caused the closure to be much longer than anticipated.

The Ballard Pool opened on Oct. 18, offering lap swimming, fitness, and some coached swims (see full schedule below). As a reminder, proof of vaccination will be required to enter the Ballard Pool starting Monday, Oct. 25.

Seattle Parks and Recreation has been ramping up its public services and programming at various recreation facilities in the city since Sept. 7. Most public pools are reopening for aquatic fitness and limited aquatic exercise classes, while community centers and environmental learning centers have begun to offer recreation and programming.

Meadowbrook Pool also opened this week, following several September openings of various pools around the city including Medgar Evans, Rainier Beach, Southwest, Madison, and Queen Anne (open for rentals only until Jan. 2022). Evans Pool is still closed, but it is set to reopen in January.

Photos: SPR

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