Mountlake Terrace Recreation & Parks is an award winning department that has captured local and national honors in the Pacific Northwest for many years. The City has been bestowed NRPA gold medal awards, Parent's Choice Awards, as well as local media outlets "Best of" awards
The Recreation Pavilion is a multi purpose facility with an indoor 25-yard swimming pool that has a leisure pool with zero depth entry, spray toys, lazy river with current, teach pool area with a submerged bench, deep area, easy access with a wheelchair ramp, a therapy pool with a dedicated lift, dry sauna, fitness room, racquetball courts, dance studios, pre-school room, and interchangeable multi-purpose rooms for programs or rentals, and an indoor playground. Our lobby features vending machines, a barista stand and a retail area to purchase swim wear. Parks, playgrounds, and athletic fields are located throughout the city at Ballinger, Evergreen, Forest Crest, and Terrace Creek.