Aquatics Activities


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

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

Pool Rules(PDF, 444KB)

Kirkland Orcas Swim Team and Craze Summer Swim League

The Kirkland Orcas Swim Team competes during the summer. The swim team participates in the Craze Summer Swim League. The main goal of the Kirkland Orca Swim Team is to provide a safe, recreational experience. Swimmers between the ages of 6 to 15 can participate.

Additional Swim Team 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


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


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


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:


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, in the summer months, at Lee Johnson Field. 

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 March 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 or 3 hours.  Pool Rules(PDF, 444KB)

For more information and to reserve visit