I’ve heard good things about the Fircrest wading pool for a while now. In fact, it’s in my sprayground and wading pool list. It’s one spot we haven’t visited in person though, mainly because I have this too-cool 8 year old I have to work around in the summer months.
Naturally, when my friend Lisa mentioned that her friend Janette was headed there, my blogging ears perked right up. I sent Janette a message, and she’s such a good sport she agreed to report back to me and send pictures. If she thought it was odd that a random stranger was asking her to report on a wading pool, she didn’t let on. As you can see from her pic above, it’s a really nice size for a wading pool, with plenty of room for parents to sit. In the top you can see that there’s a o depth entry for your smallest ones, but there is enough space for a few pool toys, too.
Here’s what Janette had to say: Fircrest pool is great for toddlers and moms. It has a zero depth walk-in side and goes to 1′. My toddler is 19 months and had a great time and could walk around everywhere. I recommend a couple pool toys and some friends to keep your little one(s) entertained. Lots of fun, we are definitely going back
The wading pool is open to the general public daily from 10-12 and 4-8. In between those times, it’s for Fircrest residents only.
It’s for kids 6 and under, and kids not potty trained should be in swim diapers. It’s my favorite price: Free! Thanks to Fircrest Parks guy, Jeff, for that scoop. Don’t try finding it on the city website! The wading pool is right by the big pool, which is by the community center. Jeff claims you should be able to get there easily if you mapquest the address: 555 Contra Costa Avenue Fircrest, WA. I’ve heard mixed reports on this, so if you’ve got better directions, let me know!
I also noticed that you can rent the wading pool, which would be a pretty fun little birthday party for a young one-especially if you don’t have a backyard suitable for a gang of tot sized party goers. I have to confess I’ve missed some Fircrest events this summer. I forget that there’s a little city hiding in between UP and Tacoma. If you’re a City of Fircrest resident, help keep me in the loop, won’t you?
If this isn’t in your neck of the woods, don’t forget to check out the Sounds Fun Mom Get Wet! List-your master guide to South Sound wading pools, spraygrounds, and fountains.
You’ll also find your list of weekday ideas, What Sounds Fun This Week, one post down.