Ballard Commons spraypark to open this weekend

This weekend, sprayparks are opening across the city, including the spraypark at Ballard Commons.

The spraypark at Ballard Commons will start on Saturday, May 25 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week. It will remain open until Labor Day.

Ballard Commons has had a major makeover this year: The long-awaited playground is also now open to the public.

Seattle Parks and Recreation says the sprayparks are self-operating, most of them on a timer. They say the sprayparks can occasionally stop for a few minutes to reset themselves. SPR says to check the SPR Wading Pool Facebook page for daily updates.

Here are all 11 of Seattle’s sprayparks:

Wading Pools

The wading pools in Seattle open a bit later than the sprayparks, with some opening on June 22.

Ballard’s wading pool is at Gilman Playground at 923 NW 54th St. Its hours will be Friday and Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. from June 28 to August 17.

SPR says wading pools are open with an attendant in season on sunny days when the temperature is forecast to be 70 degrees or above. You can call the the Wading Pool Hotline to verify hours and open/closed status the day of your visit: (206) 684-7796, or check the Wading Pool Facebook page for daily updates in summer.

Here’s a full list of the wading pools in Seattle, along with their opening days and hours (courtesy SPR):

Wading PoolAddressAreaDatesDaysHours
Beacon Hill1902 13th Ave. SCE6/26-8/15Wed/Thurs12-7
Bitter Lake Community Center13035 Linden Ave. NNW6/26-8/16     Wed/Thurs/Fri12-7
Dahl Playfield7700 25th Ave. NENE6/25-8/15Tue/Wed/Thurs12-7
Delridge Community Center4501 Delridge Way SW  SW6/26-8/16Wed/Thurs/Fri12-5:30
E Queen Anne Playground160 Howe StreetCW6/24-8/18Mon/Tue/Sun12-7
E.C. Hughes Playground2805 SW Holden St.SW6/24-8/18Mon/Tue/Sun12-7
Gilman Playground923 NW 54th St.NW6/28-8/17Fri/Sat12-6
Green Lake ParkN 73rd St. & W Green Lake Dr. NNW6/22-9/2Daily12-7
Hiawatha Community Center2700 California Ave. SWSW6/27-8/17Thurs/Fri/Sat12-5:30
Lincoln Park8600 Fauntleroy Way SWSW6/22-9/2Daily12-7
Peppi’s Playground3233 E Spruce St.  CE6/24-8/13Mon/Tue12-7
Powell Barnett Park352 Martin Luther King WayCE6/26-8/18Wed-Sun12-7
Ravenna Park5520 Ravenna Ave. NENE6/28-8/17Fri/Sat12-7
Sandel Playground9053 1st Ave. NW  NW6/25-8/14Tue/Wed12-6:30
Soundview Playfield1590 NW 90th St.  NW6/24-8/18Mon/Sat/Sun12-7
Van Asselt Community Center2820 S Myrtle St.SE6/22-9/2Daily12-7
View Ridge Playfield4408 NE 70th St.NE6/24-8/18Mon/Sun12-7
Volunteer Park1400 E Galer St.  CE6/22-9/2Daily12-7
Wallingford Playfield4219 Wallingford Ave. N  NW6/27-8/17Thurs/Fri/Sat12-7

Photo: Ballard Alliance