Parks & Recreation
Parks & Recreation Announcements:
**INCLEMENT WEATHER UPDATE** JANUARY 15, 2020
The Mercer Island Community & Event Center is operating at reduced capacity today, January 15th due to inclement weather. Per department policy, programs and classes before 10am have been cancelled today. Public areas within the Community Center are open at our standard operating hours of 8:00am. Private rentals before 10:00am will run as usual. Please call our Inclement Weather Hotline at 206.275.7894 for facility updates every three hours starting at 10:00am. Please stay safe out there!
Fall/Winter Programs & Classes:
Online: August 16
In-person/phone: August 19
Click here to see the Digital
Fall/Winter Parks & Recreation Guide.
Aubrey Davis Park Master Plan
On December 3, 2019, the Mercer Island City Council voted to adopt the Aubrey Davis Park Master Plan. The Plan establishes a long-term term vision for the amenities, trails, and open space areas throughout the park. The plan was developed based on feedback received from numerous public engagement events Ė from online surveys and public forums to open houses and discussions on the Cityís Letís Talk Mercer Island website.
Projects established in the Plan focus on four key areas: vegetation management, trail improvements, park improvements, and arts & placemaking. The Plan enhances the Cityís eligibility for grant funding for future projects. The Parks & Recreation Department already received a $500,000 grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce for trail safety improvements within the park, whcih the community will have the opportunity to provide input on in 2020. The Plan also allows the City to renegotiate long-standing maintenance agreements with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT).
The City of Mercer Island thanks City Council, Parks & Recreation Commission, Arts Council, state legislators, and, most of all, the many citizens who participated in the planning process over the last 18 months. The feedback and engagement were critical to the successful adoption of the Plan.
Play On Mercer with Mercer Island Parks and Recreation!
"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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Mercer Island City Council Adopts Aubrey Davis Park Master Plan
Dec 4, 2019 - At last nightís Meeting, the Mercer Island City Council voted to adopt the Aubrey Davis Park Master Plan. The Master Plan establishes a long-term term vision for the amenities, trails, and open space areas throughout the park. The plan was developed based on feedback received from... Read more...
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Forest Restoration Event
Saturday, January 18, 2020Each 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, mulching, or repairing trails.
Many people are interested in preserving the forested character of the island, and we h... Read more...
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