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2040 84th Avenue SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Phone: 206.275.7609
Fax: 206.275.7868
Email: miparks@mercergov.. . .
Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Upcoming Special Events

Family Night: Around the World! FREE! May 18, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Join us at Family Night for an unforgettable trip around the world! Taste international treats, play multicultural activities and games, and dance to music from all around our amazing planet. This FREE family event is for all ages, and a great activity for the whole family to enjoy some time together. Please register by May 15th.
Course #: 1368
Fee: FREE ($5 donation per person suggested)
Ages: All
Location: Mercer Island Community & Event Center

Luau & Beach Party Senior Lunch - Thur, May 31, 12:00 pm
Kick off the summer with our Luau and Beach Party lunch. Prizes for best dressed! Music, great food, and a game or two! Registration required and transportation is available. Call 206-275-7609 to register by credit card over the phone, or come in person to the front counter by August 24th to get a spot.
Course #: 1364
Fee: $5.50
Location: Mercer Island Community & Event Center

National Trails Day & Letterboxing - June 2, 10 am - 12 pm
Celebrate the trails of Pioneer Park while hunting for hints and clues! Pick up your letterbox clue book, make a stamp and start hunting! Pioneer Park has 6.6 miles of trails for hiking, running and walking. Come outside and play! Meet us in the NW quadrant along 68th (across from Starbucks).
Ages: All
Location: Pioneer Park

Thank Our Veterans! - July 14, 11 am
Once again, the Veterans from the Island will lead Mercer Island’s Summer Celebration parade through downtown Mercer Island. They will march to the entrance of Mercerdale Park and meet at the Veteran’s Pergola for a grateful community’s chance to say “Thank You!”
Ages: All
Location: Mercerdale Park Pergola

Movies in the Park!
July 28, Moana, *9:15 pm
August 18, A Wrinkle in Time, *8:35 pm
Join us for another great year of movies in Mercerdale. FREE family movies are shown on a giant inflatable screen in Mercerdale Park. Participants should bring blankets, lawn chairs, and flashlights. Movies are cancelled during inclement weather, so please call the Mercer Island Community & Event Center at 206-275-7609 to confirm showings on bad weather days. Fun activities and crafts related to the movie will begin an hour before show time. Please check the website for additional movie details. Flashlights, warm blankets, and chairs are encouraged. Refreshments sold on site.
*Movie Approx Start Time

Arts Council Programs
Click here to go to Arts Council Event Listings (including Movies at Aljoya, Mostly Music in the Park, and Shakespeare in the Park) 

Mercer Island Parks and Recreation
Annual Special Events

Items with an * denote pre-registration is required.
*Parents Night Out As scheduled throughout the year MI Community & Event Center Ages 5 to 12
Spring Egg Hunt Saturday before Easter Mercerdale Park Spring egg hunts for kids
Leap for Green Early April MI Community & Event Center Sustainability Fair
*5K Run Mid May Luther Burbank Park All Ages
Greenway Days End of June Luther Burbank Park Greenway events including fishing & boating
Shakespeare in the Park July & August Luther Burbank Amphitheater Live Shakespeare performances
Summer Celebration 2nd full weekend in July

Mercerdale Park & Downtown Streets
Fireworks at Luther Burbank Park

Community festival
*Community Camp Out July Luther Burbank Park Overnight family camp out with activities
Mostly Music in the Park Thu Late Summer Mercerdale Park Summer music concerts in the park
Movies in the Park July/August Mercerdale Park Outdoor movies
*Senior Lunches Bi-Monthly MI Community & Event Center Themed lunches
Tree Lighting & Firehouse Munch 1st Friday in December Mercerdale Park & North Fire Station Annual tree lighting with treats & activities
*Santa early December MI Community & Event Center Event with Santa and his elves


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