Here are some fun ideas and places for you and your family to explore this summer.

Parks and Recreation Departments

The following organizations offer a wide variety of arts, sports, recreation, and community integration programs. The Kent,  Auburn and Renton recreation departments offer programs designed especially for children and adults with special needs.

Kent Parks and Recreation
Adaptive Recreation
Phone: 253-856-5000  525 41   Avenue North, Kent, WA 98032
The Adaptive Recreation Division of Kent Parks and Recreation offers a full range of programs, sports, services and classes for citizens with and without disabilities in our community.  Examples include Summer Playgrounds, Movin’ & Groovin’ for toddlers, developmental Swim for ages 8+, Cooking and Computer classes for ages 14+, and many others.

Auburn Parks and Recreation 
Specialized Recreation
Program Coordinator Phone: 253-931-3043
910 9th Street SE, Auburn, WA 98002-6200
Auburn Parks and Recreation offers Specialized Recreation Programs for individuals with special needs­ anyone who requires extra assistance or support including but not limited to people with physical or developmental disabilities. Prices are very reasonable. Give them a call or check out the website­ there are just too many options to list here!

Renton Parks and Recreation
Specialized Recreation
Phone: 425-430-6748
The Renton Specialized Recreation Program provides a variety of inclusive recreational opportunities as well as adaptive programs for persons with disabilities. The program provides an opportunity to participate in group leisure and recreational activities in the least restrictive environment possible. They welcome and encourage youth and adults with special needs to register for all programs offered, not just the programs listed for Specialized Rec. Pre-registration is required for all programs.

Maple Valley Parks and Recreation
22500 SE 248th Street, Maple Valley, WA 98038
Phone: 425-432-9953

Tukwila Parks and Recreation
Summer activity guide
12424 42nd Avenue South, Tukwila, WA 98168
Phone: 206-768-2822

SeaTac Parks and Recreation
Summer activity guide
SeaTac Community Center 13735 – 24th Ave. S., SeaTac, WA 98168
Phone: 206-973-4680

Local Swimming Pools

The following local pools offer public and private swim lessons, as well as “open swim” times:

Kent-Meridian Pool
Phone: 253-854-9287
25316 101st Ave SE, Kent, WA 98030

Lindbergh High School Pool
Phone: 425-204-4440
16740 1281   Avenue SE, Renton, WA 98058
Offering both public and private  swim lessons.

Hazen Pool
Phone: 425-204-4230
1101 Hoquiam Avenue NE, Renton, WA 98059

Covington Aquatic Center (formerly Tahoma Pool)
Phone: 253-480-2480
18230 SE 240th Street, Covington WA 98042

Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatics Center
Phone: 206-296-4444
650 SW Campus Drive, Federal Way, WA 98023

Henry Moses Aquatic Center
Phone: 425-430-6700
1719 SE Maple Valley Highway, Renton, WA  98055

Auburn School District Pool
Phone: 253-939-8825
516 4th Street NE, Auburn, WA 98002-5020

Tukwila Pool
Phone: 206-267-2350
4414 South 144th Street, Tukwila, WA 98168

 Special Summer Events

Story Time
Check your neighborhood library for specific times and ages; KCLS offers story time in a variety of languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Ukrainian.

Auburn Special Summer Events
Free events like KidsDay,  Kids Summer Stage, and Summer Sounds and Cinema.

Kent Summer Music and More
See the calendar of the free events.

Renton Family Fun and Films
See calendar for times and locations

SeaTac Special Summer Events
Free events like International Festival,  Music in the Park, Theater in the Park.