Parks & Recreation
Play on Mercer
"The Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department takes pride in providing the highest quality facilities and services in partnership with the community to enhance livability on Mercer Island."
Comprehensive and diverse services include recreation, athletic, social, art, special event, park and facility operations/maintenance, open space acquisition, urban forestry management and other services.
Services are provided to preschool age children, youth, teen, adult, family and senior populations through partnerships with community agencies, businesses and institutions.
With over 35 parks and open space areas boasting over 400 acres and trails in excess of 50 miles, the Department maintains
Playful City Designation 10 Years in a Row!
Across the country, 258 cities and towns, including Mercer Island, earned recognition from national non-profit KaBOOM! as 2017 Playful City USA communities for their efforts to increase play opportunities for children.
This is the tenth year the City's Parks and Recreation Department has received this award, which recognizes ongoing dedication to play and healthy living opportunities. Mercer Island offers diverse options such as: the award-winning Adventure Playground; Movies in the Park; Campouts; and Letterboxing.
Island Crest Park Renovation Project
WE REACHED OUR GOAL. THANK YOU!!!!
The Island Crest Park Sportsfield Improvements project is underway and will be completed in November 2017. the cost of the entire project will be $2.3 million. Grants and community donations have totaled over $700,000. The City offers sincere thanks to the many community contributors for their significant donations to this project. Along with the grant dollars secured by Parks and Recreation staff, this successful public-private funding model made this project feasible.
The project will install synthetic turf in the outfield of the north field and replace the existing 30-year-old lights and wood poles with a much more efficient LED light system on new steel poles. The LED lighting greatly minimizes light 'spill' and has very low maintenance needs. Conduit will also be installed for the future completion of the lighting replacement on the south field. This field will have flexible markings to accommodate a range of sports. Safety and performance will be enhanced with shock pad underlay and cork infill.
Lincoln Landing Design Meeting
Thursday, August 17, 2017
For immediate release
The Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department will be holding a public meeting to discuss the conceptual design for the upcoming Lincoln Landing renovation project. The public meeting will be held Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 6:00Ė 8:00 p.m. in Room 102 at the... Read more...
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Mostly Music in the Park
Thursday, August 24, 2017Join us in Mercerdale Park in July and August for the Mercer Island Arts Council's annual summer concert series. Concerts feature various bands and artists from around the region performing a wide variety of music. Concerts are held on Thursdays from 7 pm to 8:30 pm at Mercerdale Park in downtown Me... Read more...
Mercer Island Women's Equality Day Celebration
Thursday, August 24, 2017Join us in Mercerdale Park at 7:00 pm on August 24 for the Mercer Island Women's Equality Day celebration before the last Mostly Music in the Park performance of the summer with Lemolo (Dream Pop Music) at 7:00 pm. The concert is free.
Click here to read the City Council's proclamatio... Read more...
Friday, August 25, 2017Each year, Mercer Island citizens donate hundreds of hours of their time to maintain the community's parks and open spaces: picking up litter, planting trees, cutting down ivy, painting over graffiti, or repairing trails.
Many people are interested in preserving the forested character of the is... Read more...
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