Summer 2019: Free Swim, Free Lunches, how to avoid the summer slide

FREE Summer Playground and Meals Program

The park sites that will be operating near Alki will be:

  • Roxhill Park
  • EC Hughes Park
  • Highland Park

Each site will be open from 10am – 4pm, Monday – Friday, July 1 – August 23, and will have free recreation and art activities provided by AmeriCorps VISTAs. Lunches will be served from 12-1 pm, and snack from 3-3:30 pm.

We will also have these additional programs taking place at these parks:
-Roxhill Park – Skateboard Clinics- Wednesdays 1-4pm, July 3- August 21
-Roxhill Park – Environmental Learning with Parks Naturalists – Thursdays 1-3pm, July 11-August 22
-Highland Park – Environmental Learning with Parks Naturalists – Wednesdays 1-3pm, July 10-August 21
-Highland Park – Summer Meals Field Day – Saturday, June 29th, 12pm-3pm.

For additional questions about the summer playground program, please contact Connor Durham at 206-615-0303 or by email at .



This summer, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) will offer free daytime youth swim lessons beginning July 1 from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Monday-Friday at all nine lifeguarded summer beaches.
SPR will also offer free evening swim lessons from 6 to 6:30 p.m. at all 9 lifeguarded beaches on Mondays and Thursdays. Lessons are intended for youth 6 and older. Register in person at the beach. Sign up at the beach of your choice starting June 22 during regular operating hours.
For a list of SPR’s nine lifeguarded beaches as well as more information, please visit


Seattle Public Library hosting FREE lunch this summer

All kids (18 and under) are welcome and do not need to provide a proof of income, address, or citizenship.

  • The Delridge branch will offer lunch between 1-2 p.m. Monday through Thursday from July 1 through August 29.
  • The High Point branch will offer lunch between 3-4 p.m. Monday through Friday from July 1 through August 30.
  • The Rainier Beach branch will offer lunch from 11 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday from July 1 through August 30.

Stop the Summer Slide

Recommended from Ms. Iba:


Mark Your Calendars:

July 4th (10 AM): West Seatte 4th of July Kid’s Parade







Saturday, July 6th: Pirate Landing on Alki Beach






July 12 – 14: West Seattle Summerfest