Residents invited to vote on Bicentennial Playground playground options

The City of Mountlake Terrace Friday launched a public survey for folks to weigh in on the new playground coming to Matt Hirvela/Bicentennial Park. Everyone in the community is asked to review three options before the City Council approves a final design. The online survey can be found at www.surveymonkey.com/r/3PBPBD8 until May 30. The park’s…

Vouchers available for swim lessons at MLT Recreation Pavilion Pool

Swim lesson vouchers have recently been distributed to all third graders in the Edmonds School District in collaboration with Verdant Health Commission and South Snohomish County cities. Verdant Health Commission’s grant provides three vouchers per third grader redeemable at the Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion pool located at 5303 228th St. S.W. This program aims to provide…

South County Walks return, starting July 12

South County Walks returns this summer, with four free community walks each week led by volunteers. Walks run from July 12 – Sept. 2. The Cities of Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace, the Edmonds Waterfront Center and the Verdant Health Commission are once again partnering to coordinate these community walks for individuals and families, led…

MLT Pavilion Pool swimming lessons to restart in April

Mountlake Terrace Pavilion Pool will resume swimming lessons beginning Monday, April 12. Five levels will be offered including three preschool levels and two school-age levels. Sessions will run for two weeks on Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday between 4-6 p.m. Registration will take place online only at www.mltrec.com, where you can click on…

Local nonprofits teaming up to provide youth programming this spring

Girls on the Run of Snohomish County and Boys & Girls Club of Snohomish County are partnering this spring to bring the eight-week Girls on the Run positive youth development program to girls in third-eighth grades. According to Girls on the Run of Snohomish County Megan Wolfe, the new collaboration in Snohomish County provides important…

Announcing our new advertiser, Bodyworks Pilates

Welcome to our new advertiser, Bodyworks Pilates, located in downtown Edmonds with easy accessibility and plenty of free parking. At Bodyworks Pilates you will find a relaxed, private atmosphere with certified STOTT Pilates Instructors that offer private one-on-one sessions. They strive to give each client the individual attention they deserve to create an experience that…

Reflections on the joy of swimming at the Pavilion Pool

I have gratitude, and would like to express gratitude for some simple things in life. When my club closed back in mid-November, I was without access to any kind of swimming pool. I am rehabbing an ankle condition, and the pool is my best means of “non-weight bearing” exercise. Also the reason I can still…

Mountlake Terrace Pavilion expanding pool hours

Swimming pool hours at the Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion will be expanded beginning Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. The pool will open an hour earlier at 5:45 a.m. and will close at 6:15 p.m., and the building will close at 6:30 p.m. The new schedule is available on the Recreation Department’s website at www.mltrec.com/530. The MLT Recreation…

Reminder: MLT Pavilion Pool to reopen Nov. 23

The Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion pool (5303 228th St. S.W.) will reopen beginning Monday, Nov. 23, on a limited basis. Hours of operation will be 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for lap swimming, water walking or suspended individual water running or exercise. To participate, patrons must first call 425-776-9173 during the above…

Reminder: City of MLT offering remote fitness, dance classes

A reminder that this week, the City of Mountlake Terrace’s dance and fitness program is booting up the new broadcast studio housed in the Mambo Room at the Recreation Pavilion. The city invites you to look for something on the schedule that interests you and motivates you to move. Among the offerings are Yoga, Pilates,…

Keep active with virtual MLT dance and fitness programs

The City of Mountlake Terrace is offering new virtual dance and fitness programs to help you stay active during the pandemic. The week of Oct. 26, the city’s dance and fitness program is booting up the new broadcast studio housed in the Mambo Room at the Pavilion. Check out our offerings to look for something…

Coronavirus Chronicles: Hiking the hometown for exercise and exploration

Starting on March 28, David Fox walked 120 miles in 26 days, covering almost all of his hometown, Mountlake Terrace, with one exception: “The only roads I wasn’t able to cover were those through the Nile Shrine golf course, which is closed during the coronavirus shutdown.” The trek, captured on his phone’s GPS app, came…

MLT Parks and Recreation offers new fitness Youtube channel

During the Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” Order, the Mountlake Terrace Recreation and Parks Department took the message to heart and have created a Youtube channel, which aims to use creative ways to keep their dance and fitness class participants active and learning. The Recreation Pavilion offers instructional dance and fitness videos to community members…

Fitness Corner: Exercise in the age of coronavirus

The novel coronavirus has upended our lives in a way that few of us have ever experienced. With seemingly no end in sight, it’s an unsettling and frightening time. As we socially distance and isolate ourselves at home more, combined with the loss of control that many of us are feeling, it’s easy to lose…

City of MLT receives WellCity Award for promoting employee health

The City of Mountlake Terrace has received its second consecutive WellCity Award from the Association of Washington Cities, recognizing its dedication to promoting employee health. In addition to all the benefits of a healthier workplace, the city will receive a 2% discount on medical premiums in 2021. The lower premiums will result in a substantial…

New fitness and dance classes offered through MLT Recreation and Parks

Get some exercise in the new year with new fitness and dance classes being offered through Mountlake Terrace Recreation and Parks starting in Jan. Cardio Kickboxing is a new group fitness class that combines martial arts techniques with fast-paced cardio. This high-energy workout is perfect for the beginner and elite athlete alike. Build stamina, improve…

Reminder: Holiday closures for city facilities; Pavilion winter break schedule

All city offices will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 25 for Christmas and Wednesday, Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day. The Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion Pool will have a modified schedule during the holiday season, with some time changes and adjusted swims through Jan. 5. The entire Pavilion will be closed Dec. 24 and 25 and Jan.1…

Edmonds School District third graders to receive swim lesson vouchers

Swim lesson vouchers for 2019 will be sent home with each third-grade student in the Edmonds School District this week. The free program for students is made possible by Verdant Health Commission in cooperation with the cities of Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace. Each third grader will receive three vouchers good for three sets of…

Fitness Corner: How to get motivated

Motivation can be elusive even for the most disciplined and driven of us. It ebbs and flows through different phases of our lives . . . as our goals change . . . as we change. As a coach and trainer, motivating my clients is one of the most important aspects of my role in…

South County Walks continue this week

Are you looking for a way to get more active this summer and meet new people? Join the Verdant Health Commission for free community walks, scheduled four times a week through the end of September, excluding holidays. Participate one time, eight times, or all 55 times. Walks will typically be two to three miles and…

MLT Recreation Pavilion Pool wins Golden Teddy Award

The City of Mountlake Terrace’s Recreation Pavilion Pool has won the 2019 ParentMap Golden Teddy Award for Splash-Worthy Pool or Water Park in the “Out & About” category. According to ParentMap magazine, parents know the best places to play, learn, shop and dine around Puget Sound. Every year ParentMap asks its readers to vote on their family…

Reminder: Get outside and move at free South County Walks through Sept. 30

Are you looking for a way to get more active this summer and meet new people? Join the Verdant Health Commission for free community walks, scheduled four times a week through the end of September, excluding holidays. Participate one time, eight times, or all 55 times. Walks will typically be two to three miles and…

Families get moving at annual Health and Fitness Expo

It was a beautiful Saturday morning to be outside and active, as hundreds of kids, parents, health-related business owners and others gathered at Edmonds School District stadium for the annual Health and Fitness Expo organized by Edmonds Parks and Recreation, Move 60!, the Edmonds School District and Verdant Health Commission. Organized activities focused on track and…