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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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City of Mercer Island / Parks & Recreation / Recreation Special Events

Special Events

Special Events Update

We regret to inform you that the City of Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department is unable to continue to provide the same community events as we previously have. Due to insufficient funding, the reduction of staff, and the failure of Proposition 1, the City was forced to make a number of reductions in non-essential programs and services in order to balance the 2019-2020 Biennial Budget. Given the City Council's subsequent directive to make a long-term plan for insufficient revenues in the future, spending was further reduced by an additional $1.2 million.
While it is unfortunate that we canít get together for these community events, we do have many great activities and programs in store for you, including Music and Shakespeare in the Park this summer. We hope that you will find a new activity, camp or class for yourself or a family member, or go outside and explore one of our many parks, trails and open spaces!
The following events will not be coordinated by the Parks & Recreation Department in 2019.  

Leap for Green Fair 
Spring Egg Hunts
All Island Track Meet  
Drop-in Adventure Playground
Summer Celebration Festival 
Community Camp Out

Movies in the Park 
Tree Lighting & Firehouse Munch

Upcoming Events:

First Fridays with Friends - FREE!
The first Friday of the month is for FUN with FRIENDS! Join us each month for interactive games, snacks and a special guest from the community who will join in on the play. Then head downstairs to Leap's Pad for Stories and Sing-alongs with Nancy Stewart and Sue Anderson.

Ages: 6 & under and families
Cost: FREE
Dates: April 5 - Latkes with a Librarian!
          May 3 - Lemonade with Leap the Frog!
Time:  10:30am - 11:30am interactive play time
          11:30 - 12:00pm Stories & Sing-alongs in Leap's Pad
Location: Mercer Island Community & Event Center

Senior Luau Lunch

Kick off the summer with a luau lunch, music and games! Prizes for best dressed.
Mercer Island Community Center
Call 206-275-7609 to register!

Join MIPA on April 27th, 10am-2pm, for the much-anticipated Circus celebration at Islander Middle School. 

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Community Happenings:

Mercer Island Farmers Market
Mercer Island Pre-School Association Events
Mercer Island Library Events
Stroum Jewish Community Center Events
Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club
Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce  


Arts Council Programs

Click here to go to Arts Council Event Listings
(including Movies at AljoyaMostly Music in the Park, and Shakespeare in the Park)


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