Thanks to community support in partnership with Parks and Rec, Powell Barnett Wading Pool was open Saturdays during the summer of 2011.
2012 Update: Sadly, there is no news of the city re-allocating their wading pool funding to open pools that have been closed for the last 3 years. However, Powell Barnett Wading Pool (and hopefully other Seattle wading pools) will be potentially be open Saturdays again this summer thanks to sponsorship by ask.com! I am awaiting confirmation of the specific details re: Powell Barnett from Parks and Rec, but in the meantime…visit http://seattleasks.com/ before May 15 and vote for ask.com to fund wading pools in Seattle this summer! I know, I know, its a marketing campaign, but it is also an opportunity to get wading pools back in the spotlight as a necessary amenity in Seattle.
Visit the PB Wading Pool Facebook page for more info, links and updates!