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2040 84th Avenue SE
2040 84th Avenue SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Phone: 206.275.7609
Fax: 206.275.7868
Email: miparks@mercergov.. . .
Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Upcoming Special Events

Run Like A Girl: Hard, Fast & Strong - Female 5K - May 13, 10:00 am
A run for FUN through Luther Burbank Park, celebrating female fitness for all ages! Free t-shirt and swag for all runners. Registration fee supports Parks & Recreation activities, events & programs for all ages. To receive a t-shirt, register by April 21. Sponsored by Windermere Real Estate, Mercer Island Chiropractic and Mercer Island FC.
Click here to register online, or call 206.275.7609.
Course #: 17042
Fee: $20 Adult ($25 after Apr 21),  $15 17yrs and under ($20 after Apr 21)
Location: Luther Burbank Park, Meadow Area
National Trails Day & Letterboxing June 3, 10 am - 12 pm
Celebrate the trails of Pioneer Park while hunting for hints and clues! Pick up your letterbox clue book, make a stamp and start hunting! Pick up a Clue Book starting June 3 from the Community & Event Center, Luther Burbank Park Admin Office, or the South End Starbucks. Pioneer Park has 6.6 miles of trails for hiking, running and walking. Come outside and play! Meet us in the NW quadrant along 68th (across from Starbucks).
All ages, FREE!
Sponsored by Bark Avenue.
​Visit the Letterboxing web page to find out more!
Thank our Veterans!, July 8, 11 am
Once again, the Veterans from the Island will lead Mercer Island's Summer Celebration parade through downtown Mercer Island. They will march to the entrance of Mercerdale Park and meet at the Veteran's Pergola for a grateful community's chance to say "Thank You!"
Location: Mercerdale Park Pergola
Movies in the Park! - July 22 and August 19
Join us for another great year of movies in Mercerdale. FREE family movies are shown on a giant inflatable screen in Mercerdale Park. Participants should bring blankets, lawn chairs, and flashlights. Movies are cancelled during inclement weather, so please call the Mercer Island Community & Event Center at 206-275-7609 to confirm showings on bad weather days. Fun activities and crafts related to the movie will begin an hour before show time. Flashlights, warm blankets, and chairs are encouraged. Refreshments sold on site. Sponsored by Mercer Island FC.
The NeverEnding Story, July 22, 9:22 pm
Finding Dory, August 19, 8:36 pm
Camp Burbank Community Campout - August 12 & 13, 12 pm - 12 pm
Camp Burbank's Community Campout is a great way to "get away from it all" and still be close to home. We do all the hard work like cooking, cleaning and coming up with FUN things for you to do. All you are responsible for is your tent, personal items, and sleeping bags! Activities will include fishing, beach play, swimming, volleyball and more, all in beautiful Luther Burbank Park! Campsite, Saturday night dinner, smores, snacks, drinks and Sunday morning breakfast provided. Children must register with an adult. Meet us in the meadow.
Course #: 17056
Fee: $45 Ages 13+, $35 Ages 4-12 and $5 Ages 1-3, Free 0-11 months
Location: Luther Burbank Park Meadow
Parents Night Out! Saturday Nights (see dates below), 5-10 pm
Leave the kids with us- go get dinner, grab a movie, go shopping, or enjoy some "alone time" you deserve it! Your little ones will have a blast with our staff; eating pizza, watching movie, doing arts & crafts and of course playing a TON of games. Must register 7 days prior to course date. (Min 8, Max 30)
Age: 4 - 12
Location: Mercer Island Community & Event Center
Fee $20/Sibling Fee $10

  April 22 - Course #16967
  May 6 - Course # 16968
  May 20 - Course #16969
  June 3 - Course #16970
Adventure Playground at Deane's Children's Park - *All Summer Long!
Adventure Playground is a one of a kind play area that allows kids to create their own play adventure! Nestled in the wooded forest of Deane's Children's Park, children are provided toolboxes, various building supplies, safety items and the freedom to create build-it-yourself play zones with the guidance of staff. The Adventure Playground is also available for parties or private rentals. NOTE: Children must be 12 years of age to be left unsupervised. Parents are encouraged to stay and play with their children. Limited staff members are on site for observation. Waiver must be on file and can be signed once to cover entire summer. Everyone entering the playground must wear hard soled, close-toed shoes! Building supply donations such as lumber, nails, tools and rope are always welcome during our program months of operation (See below). Sponsored by JayMarc Homes. Ages: Kids of all ages, under 12 must be accompanied by an adult

Days: Tue, Thr, Sun during summer and Sun during month of September
Date/Time: Jun 27 - Sep 27*, 1pm - 4pm
Fee: $5 Suggested Donation Per Child Location: Deane's Children's Park
*Playground will be closed on Jul 2, 4 & 9.

Private Rentals available! $125/hour on open days and on-Island Camps; $150/hour on off days & off-Island Camps. Please email or call 206-275-7863 for rental information, questions, or to coordinate materials donations.
Arts Council Programs
Click here to go to Arts Council Event Listings (including Movies at Aljoya, Mostly Music in the Park, and Shakespeare in the Park) 

Mercer Island Parks and Recreation
Annual Special Events

Items with an * denote pre-registration is required.
*Parents Night Out As scheduled throughout the year MI Community & Event Center Ages 4 to 12
Spring Egg Hunt Saturday before Easter Mercerdale Park Spring egg hunts for kids
Leap for Green Early April MI Community & Event Center Sustainability Fair
*Run Like a Girl 5K Mid May Luther Burbank Park All Ages
Greenway Days End of June Luther Burbank Park Greenway events including fishing & boating
Shakespeare in the Park July & August Luther Burbank Amphitheater Live Shakespeare performances
Summer Celebration 2nd full weekend in July

Mercerdale Park & Downtown Streets
Fireworks at Luther Burbank Park

Community festival
*Community Camp Out July Luther Burbank Park Overnight family camp out with activities
Mostly Music in the Park Thu Late Summer Mercerdale Park Summer music concerts in the park
Movies in the Park July/August Mercerdale Park Outdoor movies
*Senior Lunches Bi-Monthly MI Community & Event Center Themed lunches
Tree Lighting & Firehouse Munch 1st Friday in December Mercerdale Park & North Fire Station Annual tree lighting with treats & activities
*Santa early December MI Community & Event Center Event with Santa and his elves


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