Parks & Recreation
The Spring/Summer 2016 Recreation Guide is here!
View your recreation guide now!
Register online at www.myparksandrecreation.com or register by phone or in person at the Mercer Island Community & Event Center, 206.275.7609.
Tip: When you are viewing the online digital guide you can click on the course code number to take you directly to www.myparksandrecreation.com to register. Click Here for instructions on how to register for a class from the digital guide.
For the eighth consecutive year in a row the national nonprofit KaBOOM! recognized Mercer Island as a 2015 "Playful City USA." KaBOOM!, an organization dedicated to promoting healthy activity for children, selected Mercer Island as one of 212 cities across the country as a Playful City USA community for its continuing dedication to play.
"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
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National Trails Day & Letterboxing
Saturday, June 04, 2016Celebrate the trails of Pioneer Park while hunting for hints and clues! Pick up your letterbox clue book, make a stamp and start hunting! 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). Sponso... Read more...
Saturday, June 18, 2016Each 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...
MI All Comers Track Meet
Thursday, July 07, 2016Mercer Island Cross Country and Track Club Third Annual All Ages Track Meet. This is a USATF sanctioned meet, however it is designed as a community event to bring people together to enjoy exercising and track & field! All ages and abilities have participated the past two years f... Read more...
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