COVID-19 Vaccination Required for Indoor Recreation Starting Oct. 25

Published on October 12, 2021

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Joy Johnston
Interim Communications Program Manager
(425) 979-6562

Update October 13, 2021: In response to some community questions, we want to clarify that vaccinations are only required for indoor facilities, not outdoor parks.  

KIRKLAND, Wash. – A COVID-19 vaccination or negative test will be required when participating in or visiting Kirkland recreation programs and facilities starting Monday, October 25, 2021. Pursuant to King County’s Local Health Officer Verification of Vaccination Order, indoor recreation program participants and community center visitors ages 12 and older must show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 upon entry to recreational facilities, including Peter Kirk and North Kirkland Community Centers, van trips and any other indoor facilities where Kirkland recreation programs are held.

Valid forms of verification include a CDC vaccination card or photo of vaccination card, documented proof of vaccination from medical record or vaccine provider, printed certificate or QR code from MyIR Mobile, or a negative FDA-approved polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test administered within the last 72 hours. You do not need to show identification with proof of vaccination. 

Kirkland Parks and Community Services is committed to the safety of program participants and visitors. For specific guidelines on vaccinations and mask requirements for Kirkland Parks and Community Services, visit For information about King County’s vaccine verification requirement for indoor activities, please visit   


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