Aquatics Activities

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The Peter Kirk Pool is the City of Kirkland's outdoor heated seasonal pool. Kirkland Parks and Community Services offers a wading pool for young swimmers and their parents and a main pool with an open swim area, lap lanes and a diving board. The main and wading pools are lifeguarded during the summer months.

Open Swim Information and Pool Passes

2021 Peter Kirk  Pool Schedule and information(PDF, 308KB)

Aquatic Classes and Programs

Patrons of all ages can take advantage of our classes and programs. These include swim lessons, lap swim, public swim, swim team, water safety courses, water exercise, and others. Classes and programs are available throughout the summer season. Swim lessons will still meet even when raining.

For more information and to register for programs, please visit www.kirklandparks.net

Pool Rules(PDF, 444KB)

Swim Lesson Placement/Progression Guide(PDF, 1MB)

Kirkland Orcas Swim Team and Craze Summer Swim League

The Peter Kirk Pool is scheduled to re-open this summer, returning from a year off due to COVID 19. While we are all ecstatic to open our doors to the public, we won’t yet be able to return to “normal” operations like you saw in 2019.

 We are doing our best to plan our 2021 summer aquatics season with flexibility and safety in mind, and we know we will have capacity limitations for participants in order to meet physical/social distancing requirements.

This means we will not be able to offer the same level of programming as we have in the past, as we find balance between public health priorities and meeting the high demand for aquatics programs this summer.

 We have made the hard decision to cancel the Kirkland ORCA Swim Team for the 2021 season.

 We hope we will still see you at the pool this summer for open swim and that you join us for the ORCA Swim Team in 2022.

Visit the Orca Swim Team page for more information

Guarded Swimming Beaches

We have three guarded swimming beaches, Houghton Beach, Waverly Beach and Juanita Beach. Our lifeguards will serve the community everyday noon to 6 PM, beginning of July through Labor Day. Lifeguard on Duty Rules(PDF, 359KB)

Hours and Locations of Beach Lifeguards

We have three guarded swimming beaches, Houghton Beach, Waverly Beach and Juanita Beach. All beaches have designated swim areas marked and all lifeguard offices offer a free lifejacket loaner program. All children 12 and under must pass an open water swim test before crossing the shallow water buoy line.

This year's beach season runs, July 1, 2021 through September 6, 2021. Our lifeguards will serve the community everyday noon to 6 PM during the season.

Houghton Beach Park

5811 Lake Washington Boulevard

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Houghton Beach has a shallow swimming area for smaller children. It also has a deep water swimming area where diving off the dock is allowed.

Waverly Beach Park

633 Waverly Way

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Waverly Beach has a swimming area completely enclosed by a "U" shaped sunbathing dock. This area offers a shallow water swimming area for smaller children, and a deeper water swimming area.

Juanita Beach Park

9703 NE Juanita Drive

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Juanita Beach has a designated swimming area completely enclosed by a "U" shaped dock, with shallow beach and dock entry swimming areas.

Kirkland Kids Triathlon

Kirkland Kids Triathlon is held in September at Juanita Beach Park. To register visit: www.kirklandparks.net

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Sprinkler Park at Lee Johnson Field

We offer a variety of sprinklers, suitable for all ages, set up for everyone to enjoy! This program is free for all ages.  Sprinkler Park takes place from Noon to 3 PM,  July 8th to August 12th, at Lee Johnson Field, on Thursdays.

Please note temperatures must be above 70 degrees for Sprinkler Park to be open. 

Please call our inclement weather hotline at, 425-587-3335 for updates.

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Peter Kirk Pool Rental

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Reserve the Peter Kirk Pool for your own private party!

Summer reservations start in May and Rental dates are available June through August.

Fees are based on hours of use and include set up and take down. Lifeguards, pool toys and party deck space included in rental. Rentals must be made at least 14 days in advance.  Rentals can be reserved for 1.5 hours. Pool Rules(PDF, 444KB)  Rental Guide(PDF, 431KB)

For more information and to reserve visit www.KirklandParks.net