COVID-19 Community Resources

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This page is dedicated to the many resources available to the Mercer Island Community.


Can't find what you're looking for? Use the search bar in the upper right-hand corner! We know there is A LOT of information on our coronavirus information and resource pages. If you can't find something, just type the topic in the search bar at the top of the page and you should be able to find it!



This page is dedicated to the many resources available to the Mercer Island Community.


Can't find what you're looking for? Use the search bar in the upper right-hand corner! We know there is A LOT of information on our coronavirus information and resource pages. If you can't find something, just type the topic in the search bar at the top of the page and you should be able to find it!


  • Mercer Island Thrift Store

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    26 Oct 2020
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    The Mercer Island Thrift Store is closed until further notice.

    Please do not drop donations in Thrift Shop bins located throughout the community or at the storefront location. We look forward to receiving your donations when were open to the public for business.

  • We Need Your Help!

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    26 Oct 2020
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    Please enjoy the parks responsibly.

    The sunny days and warm weather are perfect for enjoying one of the Island's many parks. A lot of folks have the same idea which has led to crowded parks, beaches, and overflowing garbage cans.

    We need your help!

    On July 30, the City made the difficult decision to close Groveland Beach Park in an effort to minimize the frequent large gatherings that have been occurring at the park for several weeks. The City of Kirkland had to take the same action. If you arrive at a crowded park, please find an alternate location. Plan ahead.

    Additionally, significant amounts of trash are straining very limited parks maintenance staffing. Staff spent 16 hours cleaning up garbage in Luther Burbank Park on one weekday. Please pack out your garbage!

    Most park amenities elsewhere on Mercer Island continue to remain open. The City asks all park patrons to comply with social distancing and mask rules, pack out picnic garbage, and consider exploring our lesser-known park locations.

    Here are a few tips to help you enjoy the outdoors safely:

    1. Plan ahead.
      • It might not be what you planned, or convenient, but be prepared to go somewhere else if your destination is crowded.
    2. Keep your distance.
      • Recreate with those in your household and up to 5 others.
      • Give others plenty of room.
    3. Pack it in, Pack it out!
      • Take all garbage with you including disposable face masks and gloves.
      • If you are so inclined, bring an extra garbage bag and help pick up any extra trash you find that someone else left behind.

    Make sure to add hand sanitizer and extra masks to your 10 Essentials and check out this helpful article about wearing your face covering properly.

    Details on what’s open can be found at: www.mercerisland.gov/PlaySafe

  • Past Event: Art Contest

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    17 Jul 2020
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    Ready. Set. Go create!

    All Mercer Island children, youth, and young adults are invited to create a visual art piece to promote mental health awareness.

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the City's Healthy Youth Initiative and the Mercer Island High School Minds Matter Club have partnered to sponsor the 2020 "Be Kind to Your Mind" art contest.

    Share your artistic talents and be a part of inspiring members of the Mercer Island community to "be kind to your mind."

    All entries must include:

    1. "Be Kind to Your Mind" slogan
    2. Acknowledgement of Mental Health Awareness Month

    All forms of visual art are accepted.

    Two winners will receive a $50 gift card to Island Books and their work will be featured in local publications. All participants will be entered to win a $25 gift card.

    Entry deadline is May 31. Submit your art to rachel.montgomery@mercergov.org

  • Past Event: Teens and Mental Health - Things Parents Need to Know about Alcohol, Cannabis, and Other Drugs

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    17 Jul 2020
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    High school years and graduation can be a tumultuous time during a good year, let alone during a pandemic. Join us for a special virtual event to learn how to help successfully launch the teen in your life into adulthood.

    On Tuesday, June 30 at 5:30pm, Dr. Jason Kilmer from the University of Washington will be joining the MIYFS team for a virtual event “Parenting Beyond (and During) High School: The Top Ten Things Parents Need to Know about Alcohol, Cannabis and Other Drugs.” Especially targeted to graduating senior students and their families, this presentation will be applicable to all youth and families in their teenage and young adult years.

    Parents play an important role in helping young people healthfully launch into adulthood, and Dr. Jason Kilmer will share his research and experience at the University of Washington regarding specific steps families can take during this crucial transition.

    If you have a specific question or concern you would like addressed in the presentation, please email rachel.montgomery@mercergov.org. These questions will be kept anonymous, and will be used to tailor this presentation to the Mercer Island community.

    Visit https://tinyurl.com/MIParenting to register for this online event.

  • Congrats Class of 2020!

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    17 Jul 2020
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    Congratulations graduates! You did it!

    We know your senior year and graduation looked very different from what you imagined, but your accomplishment is no less significant. You should be proud, we certainly are!

    From the entire staff at the City of Mercer Island, here's to a bright, bright future!

    Well done!

  • Thank You for Showing Your Mercer Island Spirit!

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    17 Jul 2020
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    April 13-17 was celebrated as Mercer Island Spirit Week!

    We may be staying apart to protect each other, but we can still have fun together! Each day we asked the community to share one of their favorite aspects of Mercer Island. These were posted on the Mercer Island Parks and Recreation's Facebook and Instagram pages.

    You can still participate! Just visit Parks & Recreation pages today: facebook.com/MercerIslandParksandRecreation and instagram.com/MercerIslandParksandRecreation to share YOUR favorite things about Mercer Island – parks, restaurant, art, and more!

  • Happy Earth Day!

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    12 Jun 2020
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    April 22 marked the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

    First launched in 1970, 20 million people nationwide campaigned against industrial pollution. The event led to new legislation to protect air, water and endangered species, and helped create the national Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    Here are a few things you can do to celebrate:

    Earth Day 2020 has a global mission of climate action. Here in the PNW, we’re tackling that through:

    • Clean Energy
    • Clean and Equitable Transportation
    • Zero Waste
    • Healthy and Sustainable Food
    • Clean Air and Water