Water safety is the high priority when it comes to boating, and the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department is offering high-quality life jackets for sale 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday (May 18) at Evans Pool in Green Lake Park.
This event will be the first of five sales dates that Seattle Parks and Recreation and Seattle Children’s Hospital who have partnered with Mustang Survival and the Coast Guard Auxiliary to to sell low-cost life jackets.
State law requires children ages 12 and under must wear a Coast Guard approved life jacket or life vest on vessels shorter than 19 feet long. There must also be a life jacket on board that fits for every person over age 12.
Cost is $20 for infant to youth large life jackets and $30 for teens to adult size XXXL. No refunds or returns will be allowed during the sale.
Kids under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian to purchase a life jacket. Fitters will be on site to help choose the correct size.
Other dates are June 15; July 20; Aug. 17 and Sept. 21. For details, email Diane Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.