Why Is Seattle’s Best Public Pool So Hard to Find?

Two realities exist, simultaneously, at Colman Pool. One is the fact of a swimming pool tucked so deep into the forested depths of Lincoln Park, even neighbors who have lived in the area for decades have no idea it’s there.

The other involves warm summer days and an Olympic-size oasis perched on the tip of Point Williams, so close to Elliott Bay you can sit in your lounge chair and take in the expanse of water, mountains, and ferries. Fancy hotel pools would kill for these views, but it’s a Seattle Parks and Recreation facility showcasing the Northwest at its glorious summer peak—and there’s even a water slide. Colman Pool

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