Mercer Island offers a wide range of cultural events and outdoor activities that are available at no cost or low cost. Some are available only to Mercer Island residents and many to the larger community.
Mercer Island Parks
Mercer Island has 475 acres of parks and open spaces (click parks for a listing with detailed information). The parks are open daily from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM with some seasonal and special circumstance restrictions. Click park & trail maps for a listing with the option to drill-down on the link to pull a map for each. Click any of the links for detailed information on your specific interest.
Mercer Island Community & Event Center
Mercer Island Community & Event Center is just 5 minutes from Seattle and Bellevue. The center has an open floor plan, with a variety of rental rooms, flexible seating options, catering kitchen and 222 free parking spaces. The 42,744 square foot two-story Mercer Island Community & Event Center is open 7 days a week.
The Mercer Island Community & Event Center Gym is a full-sized 10,000 square f00t gymnasium. It has a state-of-the art sound system and electronic score board. The size of the gym allows for one full-size, or with the use of a curtain, two half-size basketball courts. Alternately, the gym also accommodates up to three volleyball courts and six pickelball or badminton courts in this space. Click gym for fee information gym fees.
Shakespeare in the Park, Music in the Park, and Outdoor Movies are some of special community events. Go to the community calendar and drill down on the event for further information on date, time, and location.
Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Spring-Summer 2012 Recreation Guide
The guide offers a wide range of classes and activities for children, teens, adults, and seniors and very reasonable costs to participants. Click Guide for the complete list of offerings with detailed information.
The cultural and recreational opportunities are accessible and available at no cost or very low cost…enjoy.