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"The Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department takes pride in providing the highest quality facilities and services in partnership with the community to enhance livability on Mercer Island."
The Parks & Recreation Department assumes a major role in developing a sense of community and enhancing Mercer Island residents’ quality of life by providing recreational and social opportunities to preschool, youth, teen, adult, family, and senior populations. Fundamental to this mission is providing affordable and ready access to parks, facilities, programs, events and other community opportunities. The Parks & Recreation Department offers over 150 recreational programs and events annually. In terms of physical assets, the Parks & Recreation Department is responsible for operating and maintaining the Mercer Island Community and Events Center (MICEC) a 42,000 square foot facility, over 460 acres of parks and open space, and more than 30 miles of trails. Partnerships with community agencies and non-profits, businesses, and institutions are actively solicited to enhance and support offerings to ensure the largest number of identified needs are met.