Life jacket and helmet sales will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the following Saturdays:
- May 19, 2012
- June 16, 2012
- July 21, 2012
- August 18, 2012
- September 15, 2012
The life jackets are being offered by the Parks Department in partnership with Seattle Children’s Hospital, the Coast Guard Auxiliary and Mustang Survival. The cost is $20 for infant and youth sizes (all styles) and $30 for teen and adult sizes (all styles).
The life jackets come in these sizes: infant, youth, teen, adult small, medium, large, extra large and XXL. The person for whom the jacket is being purchased must be present for proper fitting.
The Parks Department provided the following information about the helmet program:
Wearing helmets saves lives! King County law requires that every cyclist wear a helmet while cycling. Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Lifelong Recreation staff and volunteers, in partnership with the Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation, will sell bicycle helmets this summer for $15 each for riders of all ages. Kids younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and all helmets require fitting by a staff or volunteer prior to sale.
For more information about life jackets, please contact Diane Jones at (206) 684-7440 or diane.jones [at] seattle.gov. For more information about helmets, please call (206) 233-7133 and leave a message for the helmet program.