Parks & Recreation
New Online Registration System at www.miRecConnect.com.
We are happy to announce that we have a 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. You will still register for your classes at www.miRecConnect.com. If this is your first time registering in our new system you will need to create a new user account, log-in and password. If you have any difficulty registering please call our customer service staff at 206-275-7609
Spring & Summer Course Registration
Begins March 19 online or March 21 in person and over the phone, 206-275-7609. You will need your new account login and password (see above) in order to register. Click here to see the 2018 Spring & Summer Recreation Guide.
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
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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 Grand Reopening!
You are invited to celebrate the grand re-opening of the varsity field at Island Crest Park on Wednesday March 14 from 3:30 to 4:15 pm. This will precede the first varsity baseball game on the new field. This 2.4 acre field is now 100% synthetic turf and has new LED efficient lighting and a deluxe scoreboard donated by the Mercer Island Baseball Booster Club. The field contains natural cork infill and a new drainage system, guaranteeing year-around play. This project would not have been possible without your help. This project received over $700,000 in grants and community donations. A real team effort!
Please come and enjoy the expansive new field. There will be welcoming remarks from project leaders at 4pm. We hope you can make it. And stay for the game afterwards!
Island Crest Park Sports Field Reopening Ceremony
Mar 14, 2018 - The City of Mercer Island was pleased to formally re-open the varsity field at Island Crest Park today (Wednesday, March 14), with a brief ceremony at 3:30pm hosted by Mayor Debbie Bertlin immediately preceding the first varsity baseball game to use the new facility.
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Comprehensive Art Plan - Community Input Needed
Mar 8, 2018 - The Arts Council and City staff are seeking feedback on a draft version of an art and culture policy addendum to the Cityís Comprehensive Plan.
Join the Arts Council on March 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Community Center for an opportunity to comment on the proposed art... Read more...
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Saturday, March 24, 2018Each 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...
Saturday, March 31, 2018Lilí Ones Egg Hunt: 4pm (1-3 yr olds) 5pm (4-6 yr olds)
Hop on over to Mercerdale Park for the annual Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt just for the little ones! Our resident bunny has been hard at work putting together eggs, candy and prizes for everyone and plans to make a special visit to the ... 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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