Update on June 30: Despite a cooler-than-70 forecast, the Parks Department will open wading pools today (June 30)! They were closed Monday and Tuesday. The Wallingford wading pool will be open from noon to 7 p.m.
Looks like we’ll need to put off that summer afternoon wading pool ritual another week or so, if the weather forecast is accurate. The Wallingford Playfield wading pool is scheduled to open this Wednesday, June 30, but the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department only opens wading pools when the forecast is for 70 degrees or higher. We won’t hit that magic number till next Wednesday, July 7, if the forecast holds.
Remember, the pool’s schedule has been reduced to three days a week — Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays — because of budget cuts.
If the opening of the wading pool is delayed another week, that cuts the pool’s open weeks to a mere seven. On the bright side, we’re saving a lot of money on sunscreen.