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April Pools Day at Green Lake’s Evans Pool

Seattle Parks and Recreation is hosting April Pools Day on Saturday, April 21, 2012, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at Green Lake’s Evans Pool (7201 E Green Lake Dr N). The free event will be focused on water safety tips and activities. More information, via the Parks Department: In 2010, 13 people drowned in King County. We all know that wearing life jackets, learning about hypothermia, and learning CPR save lives. Seattle Parks and Recreation will join many other public and private swimming facilities throughout Washington to celebrate the 19th Annual April Pools Day on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Participants of all ages will have the opportunity to…

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February events at Green Lake’s Evans Pool

Kerrie Stoops, Assistant Aquatic Center Coordinator at Evans Pool (7201 E Green Lake Dr N), asked us to share news about two upcoming events at the pool: Neighborhood Appreciation and Sweetheart Potluck at Evans Pool Saturday February 11th noon-2:30pm Bring a dish to share at this free event!  Live music, family fun, friends, and food!  Everyone welcome. Date Night at Evans Pool Tuesday February 14th 6-10pm Children 6-13 years old are invited to join us for activities, playing SKWIM, watching a movie, and enjoying a snack while parents have a night out. $25/child – registration can be done online, over the phone (206-684-4961) or in person….

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Family movie set in Green Lake in the early ’70s

Many thanks to Tom Swafford for sharing the following video clip with us, a family movie from the early 1970s shot in the Green Lake neighborhood and at Green Lake Park. Tom, a violinist and composer, used thumb pianos and violin to create a soundtrack for the footage. NE 71st St, the Green Lake Community Center’s roundabout, and East Green Lake Beach can all be seen.    

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Green Lake Community Center and Evans Pool to close Dec. 18-26 for maintenance

The Green Lake Community Center and Evans Pool (7201 E Green Lake Dr N) will close Sunday, Dec. 18 – Monday Dec. 26, 2011 to allow for preventive maintenance on the gym floors. The floors will be refinished. Due to the nature of the work being done, the entire facility will be closed to the public. The public restrooms will be available for use, and can be accessed from the outside restroom doors. Until Evans Pool reopens, patrons can use Ballard, Madison, Meadowbrook or Queen Anne pools: Ballard Pool, 1471 NW 67 St. Seattle, WA 98117  206-684-4094 Helene Madison Pool, 13401 Meridian Avenue N. Seattle, WA 98133   206-684-4979…

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Parks Department seeks donations to swim lesson scholarship fund

Seattle Parks and Recreation is accepting donations large and small for the Learn to Swim Scholarship Fund. “Providing swimming lessons for children is our highest priority,” said Kathy Whitman, Parks Aquatics Manager, in a press release. “We have reduced our fees by 50% for those who qualify. We want to provide affordable swim lessons for all children, especially those who meet low income guidelines, but even 50% of the fee is still too expensive for many families.” This year, Parks has been especially challenged by the depletion in the scholarship budget caused by City budget reductions. Through September 2011, Parks has provided…

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