Registration begins Dec. 1 for MLT Dance Academy

Registration opens Dec. 1 for the City of Mountlake Terrace Dance Academy’s second semester, with classes running Feb. 6 through June 17. While the Dance Academy program is based on a full school year’s curriculum and dancers must meet the minimum age as of Sept. 1, 2022, students may enter the program any time during…

Girls on the Run seeking volunteer coaches for spring 2023 season

Girls on the Run (GOTR) of Snohomish County is looking for coaches for their spring 2023 season, and also has opportunities for those who want to bring the program to your school or group. GOTR is a “physical activity-based, positive youth development program that inspires girls and gender-expansive youth in third through eighth grade to…

Ballinger Park trail paving complete, but area still closed

The City of Mountlake Terrace reported Monday that while the Ballinger Park trail has been paved, the project area will remain closed until grass coverage is re-established. As we noted earlier, playground equipment is on site and being installed. Remaining work includes the concrete slab, rubber surfacing and fence, the city said.    

Teaching bicycling skills to schoolchildren, improving bike infrastructure for all

It’s back-to-school season, and for kids in the Edmonds School District — home to Washington state’s second-largest public school bicycling education program — that means it’s time to ride bikes. About 5,000 elementary and middle school students will participate in the Let’s Go Edmonds bicycling curriculum during the 2022-23 school year. Only Seattle, which has…

Find fall recreation through MLT ‘Craze’ guide

The fall edition of the City of Mountlake Terrace’s Craze magazine is now online. This is your comprehensive guide to all the activities at Mountlake Terrace Recreation and Parks over the next few months. This issue of Craze is interactive, digital-only and mobile-friendly. It is available at https://issuu.com/mltrec1968. Registration has begun for fall programs for children, teens…

South County Walks continue in MLT on Wednesdays

A reminder that South County Walks continue Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. starting at the Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion, 5303 228th St. S.W. The event is family friendly and open to all. Prior to your first walk, complete the one-time registration form online and then walk as often as you want — no further sign-up needed. The Mountlake Terrace…

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…