Seattle Parks and Recreation will sell low-cost life jackets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, at Evans Pool (7201 E Green Lake Drive N.).
The cost for life jackets sizes infant to youth large is $20, and for teens to adult size XXXL, is $30; all sales are final.
Customers younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Fitters will be on site to help purchasers choose the correct size. The person for whom the jacket is being purchased must be present for proper fitting.
Parks will hold additional life jacket sales from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturdays, July 19 and Aug. 16.
Drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury death among children ages 1 to 14. Washington state law requires children ages 12 and younger to wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket or life vest on vessels shorter than 19 feet long. There must be a life jacket on board for each person older than 12.
Parks offers this program in partnership with Seattle Children’s Hospital, Mustang Survival, and the Coast Guard Auxiliary.