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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

Upcoming Special Events

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: The minimum age to participate in Adventure Playground is 5 yrs. old. Children under 12 must be with a parent. Children must be 12 years of age to be left unsupervised. Parents are encouraged to stay and play with their children.

Days: Tue, Thr, Sun during summer and Sun during month of September
Date/Time: Jun 27 - Sep 28*, 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 cj.stanford@mercergov.org or call 206.275.7863 for rental information, questions, or to coordinate materials donations.
 
Parents Night Out Halloween Party
Party
 
      Drop the kids off in costume for a night of ghostly fun with our Parks & Recreation Staff. We will be playing some Halloween games, making some horrific crafts and of course watching a Halloween movie. Must register 7 days prior to course date. (Min 8, Max 30)
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5 - 12
Saturday, October 21
5 pm - 10pm
$25/child; $15/Sibling
Mercer Island Community & Event Center
 
Annual Thanksgiving Senior Lunch
Join old and new friends at the Mercer Island Community & Event Center for our Annual Thanksgiving Lunch on Thursday, November 16. We’ll have all your traditional favorites including roast turkey with all the trimmings. Registration required and transportation available. Call (206) 275-7609 to reserve your spot and a ride.
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      17361
65+
Thursday, November 16
12pm
$5.50
Mercer Island Community & Event Center
 
Holiday Tree Lighting & Firehouse Munch
Firehouse
 
      Gather with your family, friends & neighbors for an evening of holiday merriment at the community tree lighting ceremony and caroling at Mercerdale Park. Arts & crafts, Santa photos, treats and musical entertainment will follow at the Firehouse. Bring an unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots drive to help a child in need to have a better holiday season.
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Friday, December 1
6:30 - 7pm (Tree Lighting & Caroling*)
7pm - 8:30pm (Firehouse Munch & Activities**)
FREE
*Mercerdale Park & **North Fire Station
 
Parents Night Out: Holiday Party with Santa
Perfect time for parents to finish up holiday shopping or attend a holiday party while your kids have a great time with our Parks & Rec. Staff! We’ll have refreshments, crafts, a holiday movie and more! Santa and his elves will make an appearance for photos! Reservations required. Call (206) 275-7609 to reserve your spot. Must register 7 days prior to course date. (Min 8, Max 30)
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      17299
5 - 12
Saturday, December 9
5pm - 10pm
$25/Child; $15/Sibling
Mercer Island Community & Event Center
 
Argosy Holiday Ship Festival
It’s back! The Argosy Holiday Ship will be heading to Luther Burbank Park. with their onboard choir who will be singing carols from the boat to beach goers. Attendees will be cozy on the shore, feeling the warmth of a beach bonfire and warm drinks. Come one, come all, and join us for some holiday fun!
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Friday, December 22
7:30pm
FREE!
Luther Burbank Park Beach
 
Beat the Winter Blues Senior Lunch
Soup’s on! Join us in beating the winter blues by celebrating National Soup month with a special “Blues” themed soup lunch. We will be ladling up goodness with a variety of amazing soups for you to choose from, paired with tasty salads and breads. Enjoy some Blues music, bingo games, and door prizes…we will have a SOUPER time!
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      17362
65+
Thursday, January 18
12pm
$5.50
Mercer Island Community & Event Center
 
St. Patrick's Day Senior Lunch
Lunch

 
      Join us for a “bit of the blarney” as we celebrate this Irish holiday. Be sure to wear green! Corned beef and cabbage lunch will be served at noon. Reservations required. Call (206) 275-7609 to reserve your spot. Transportation is available.
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      17363
65+
Thursday, March 15
12pm
$5.50
*Mercer Island Community & Event Center
 
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

EVENT DATE LOCATION DESCRIPTION
Items with an * denote pre-registration is required.
*Parents Night Out As scheduled throughout the year MI Community & Event Center Ages 5 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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