Seattle Parks and Recreation Invites Community to Learn About Colman Pool Maintenance Project

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Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to Colman Pool on Sunday, July 17 from noon to 2 p.m. to learn about an upcoming maintenance and improvement project at the pool and provide feedback. Colman Pool is located in Lincoln Park at 8603 Fauntleroy Way SW in West Seattle.

The Colman Pool, originally built in 1941, is one of only two public outdoor pools in Seattle and the only public saltwater pool in King County. Its scenic location on Lincoln Park Beach offers a unique experience with 50-meter swim lanes and occasional orca sightings. The pool is regularly used for practice by swim teams as well as recreational swimmers.

The current changing rooms remain largely unchanged from their original construction and numerous accessibility barriers have been documented which prevent potential users of all abilities from easily accessing the pool. Many cast iron pipes and components of the sand filter system that draws water from Puget Sound for swimming are also original, and the main bathhouse building is unreinforced masonry (URM).

The goal of the upcoming maintenance project is to renovate the locker rooms to increase access for people of all abilities, provide family and gender-neutral toilets and change rooms (none currently exist), improve residence of the guardian and provide several other improvements. throughout the public bath and on the pool deck, which will increase access for all users. This project will also provide much-needed general upgrades to the critically essential unique filtering equipment to draw and filter water from Puget Sound, and reinforce walls to ensure building occupants can safely withstand a earthquake. These improvements will allow Colman Pool to continue to serve new generations of users in the future.

Please join us and learn more. If you have any questions, please contact Project Planner Oliver Bazinet at [email protected] or 206-427-9086. To learn more about Colman Pool, please visit https://www.seattle.gov/parks/find/pools/colman-pool.

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