Now that summer is here, lifeguards are now on duty, according to .
Lifeguard hours are on duty from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week. Luther Burbank Beach lifeguards started this year on Saturday, June 16 and will guard the beach through Monday, September 3.
, and swimming areas are also open, but are not guarded due to city budget cuts in recent years.
Water-quality testing will be conducted by King County to be sure swimmers are able to safely use the beach. As of June 18, no significant levels of pollutants at the beach were found, and water temperatures hovered in the low-60s. Click here for an online chart of water conditions at Luther Burbank Beach.
According to the parks department, amenities near the beach include:
- Swimming (lifeguarded June 25 through August 27)
- Barbeque area
- Playground area for children
- Restrooms (available during summer season only)
- Sorry, there is no bus parking at either the North or South Luther Burbank parking lots.
- Large groups can visit but must register with the parks department by downloading and completing the group usage form.
The park is located at 2040 84th Avenue SE.
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Supervision – Never leave children unattended in or near water, not even for a few seconds. Children can drown in a few inches of water within seconds. Children - teens and adults - should only swim where there is a lifeguard or a responsible adult present. Ensure the adult knows how to swim and how to call for help. Keep a phone and rescue equipment close by and avoid distractions.
Floatation devices – Floatation devices are not substitutes for supervision, even if a child can swim.
Young children and inexperienced swimmers should wear U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets around water, but do not rely on floatation devices alone.
Buddy up – In the pool or the ocean, always swim with a buddy. Everyone should “buddy up,” even if an experienced swimmer. At the beach, swim in view of the lifeguard at all times.
Avoid alcohol – Never mix alcohol with any water activities. It is a dangerous combination.
Be vigilant – In outside bodies of water, pay attention to the weather and the tides. Stay at least 100 feet away from piers and jetties. Permanent rip tides often exist near these structures. If by the pool and a child is missing, check the water first. Seconds count in preventing deaths or disability. Whether at the beach or a pool, do not dive in head first, protect your neck. Check for depth and obstructions before diving.
Learn to swim – Ensure that everyone in your family learns to swim well. Enroll in an age-appropriate program. The Y offers a wide variety of progressive swim programs.
King County earlier this year issued information on for boaters.