Parks & Recreation
Parks & Recreation Facility Coronavirus Update - March 30, 2020
City parks and trails will remain open for walking and non-active recreation. Please be safe and adhere to Public Health – Seattle & King County (PHSKC) recommendations:
- Maintain at least 6’ distance between you and other park users.
- Stay home if you're not feeling well!
- Cover your mouth/nose when sneezing.
- Wash your hands frequently.
- Avoid group interactions.
- Avoid high touch surfaces.
In response to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” executive order on Monday, March 23, the City of Mercer Island has taken the following actions:
The Mercer Island Community and Event Center remains closed until April 24.
- All programs and events are canceled.
Park, trails, and open space remain OPEN.
- Park restrooms remain open (except at beaches and Deane’s Children’s Park).
- Playgrounds, sport courts, and picnic shelters are CLOSED.
- Luther Burbank Dog Park remains open.
- Sports fields remain open; however all rentals and group usage are suspended until further notice.
- P-Patch remains open.
- Focusing on imminent safety concerns, sanitation, and restroom cleaning.
- General landscape maintenance and other work has been suspended.
You can report issues or ask questions via the City’s new coronavirus hotline: 206-275-7626 (staffed Monday-Friday, 8:00am-7:00pm). Leave a voicemail and staff will call you back, or email the City at this address: email@example.com. Parks maintenance requests can be reported through the City’s webapp: See, Click Fix.
Most employees are working from home on a limited basis. You may experience increased response times if you contact individual employees through regular channels.
Spring & Summer 2020 Recreation Programs
Spring and Summer 2020 programs are open for registration! Don't miss your chance to PLAY ON MERCER during our fun programs for all ages.
You should've received the Spring/Summer 2020 issue of the Parks & Recreation Guide in the mail last week. You can also click the icon to the left to view our Spring and Summer classes, programs, camps, and more online.
Please note: Due to the closure of the Mercer Island Community and Event Center through April 24, 2020, program dates, date ranges, and fees listed in the Parks & Recreation Guide have changed. Check the program registration page for updated information.
Visit the Recreation page for more information.
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Play On Mercer with Mercer Island Parks & 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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