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 not be available 12/1/17 through 1/16/18. You will still be able to view courses online at miRecConnect.com, but unable to register. If you need to register for a current fall or winter 2018 recreation course, please visit, or call us at the Community Center to register and make payment, 206-275-7609.
We are apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and look forward to speaking to you, and seeing you at the Community Center.
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.
Changes to the Parks and Recreation Course Registration System
Nov 30, 2017 - The Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce that on January 17, 2018 it will have a new registration system in place, allowing for a more user-friendly registration experience, whether online, in-person, or over the phone.
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Argosy Christmas Ship Festival
Friday, December 22, 2017It's back! The Argosy Holiday Ship will be heading to Luther Burbank Park with their onboard choir who will sing 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. We'l... Read more...
Thursday, January 18, 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
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Friday, February 16, 2018Mercer Island Arts Council will be sponsoring a community dance on February 16 from 7 to 11 pm.
More details to follow.
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