Have you been to the way cool pool at the Federal Way Community Center yet? If you’re not headed on a tropical vacation anytime soon (Hey, me neither!) it’s a good alternative! Here’s the schedule for the leisure pool (link opens a pdf).
The water is kept at a balmy 85 degrees, and it features slides (for those 48 inches and up), a lazy river, and a play structure! My friend Kirby first told me about this place. She had to drag her two kids out all pruny after Hours in the water. Adults are 8.00 and kids are 4.00-a little pricier than most pools but a couple grand less than a trip to…..well, anywhere. Kids under 7 do need an adult in the water with them.
If you don’t want to pay for a day pass, the YMCA and most any other fitness club will give you a one day trial for free (the Gig Harbor Y has a Great pool). If your youngster happens to be a Y member, remember that adults get to swim free with him without having their own memberships. I have a future post planned with a round up of other day trip worthy pool destinations. If you have a favorite, let us know!