Parks & Recreation
Online Registration Temporarily Unavailable
We are happy to announce that on January 17, 2018 we have will have a new registration system in place. Our new system will allow for a more user-friendly online, in-person, and over the phone registration experience.
In order to prepare for this new system, online registration will be unavailable until further notice. We are apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and look forward to speaking to you, and seeing you at the Community Center.
Winter Recreation Registration
To view winter courses in our recreation guide you can click here . If you need to register for a current winter 2018 recreation course, please visit, or call us at the Community Center to register and make payment, 206-275-7609.
Summer Camp Registration Coming February 3!
Mercer Island residents will have registration priority starting February 3. Non Mercer Island resident registration will open February 11. To view the Summer Camp Brochure click here. Online registration information will be available at miRecConnect.com.
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.
Friday, February 16, 2018Mercer Island Arts Council will be sponsoring a community dance on Friday, February 16 at the VFW Hall, 1836 72nd Ave SE, Mercer Island featuring Little Bill and the Blue Notes Rhythm and Blues Swing Band.
Time: 7:00 - 11:00 pm - Dance lesson by Ari Levitt from 7:00-8:00 pm, and open ... Read more...
Thursday, March 15, 2018All lunches:
Time: 12:00 pm
Registration required and transportation will be available. Call
(206) 275-7609 to reserve your spot and a ride on the bus.
Senior Oktoberfest and Root Beer Garden: September 14, 2017
Enjoy a frosty root beer ... Read more...
Leap for Green Sustainability Fair - 2018
Saturday, April 14, 2018An Earth Day event for the whole family...
Arts & crafts, entertainment, education, vendors, music, food and fun.
Rain or Shine
More details coming soon!
Learn more about this event from webpage here.... Read more...
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