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Golden Gardens Bathhouse Renovation
Pro Parks Project Information

The Golden Gardens Bathhouse is located west of the northern-most parking area in the Golden Gardens Park

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See Seattle PI article about grand opening on June 12, 2004.


Joelle Ligon, Public Information
800 Maynard Ave. S, 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98134-1336
(206) 233-7929

Thank you, Seattle! The Golden Gardens Bathhouse Renovation is now complete!
The Bathhouse is open to the public now, with full programming underway. Try reaching Parks staff at the Bathhouse at 206.684.4031. The project reached full completion in September, 2004.

The Golden Gardens Bathhouse is located west of the northern-most parking area in the Golden Gardens Park
The Pro Parks Levy provides $1,721,770 project costs of planning, design and construction.
Completion:Completed in 2004


In September 1999, Seattles City Council approved amendments to Seattles Comprehensive Plan for North Neighborhoods, including a recommendation that the Golden Gardens Bathhouse be renovated, and that effective programming be developed for its users. A 1995-96 study, funded by Neighborhood Matching Fund and the Ballard Advisory Council examined how the building could accommodate programming for teens. Other educational and community activities will also be served by the renovated building. Parks and the Project Advisory Team completed the planning and design phases of this project in 2003; construction was completed in June 2004, funded by the Pro Parks Levy Fund. Parks program areas served by the renovated Golden Gardens Bathhouse include:

  • Teen programs in the arts, recreation, and music.
  • Environmental education programs focusing on the marine and terrestial environments at the beach.
  • Enhanced, year-round foodservice at the Bathhouse.
  • New outdoor areas for both highly physical and contemplative uses.
  • Uses, including rental of spaces for private events, that capitalize on the regional popularity of Golden Gardens Park to make the Bathhouse a community gathering place, offering a variety of activities that engage all citizens.

Completed Project
Completed Project
Completed center space
Classroom space
Nearing completion
It's a beehive of activity as the big central space nears completion.
Western Facade of the Bathhouse
The western facade of the Bathhouse with new windows and doors.

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Parks prepared and adopted a public involvement plan that outlined procedures for soliciting and considering public input. The Plan identified people affected, timeline, the method for soliciting and incorporating community input, and communication techniques. There were many opportunities to be involved.
  • Community-wide Public Meetings and Workshops - Parks held open meetings and workshops where information was shared with the general community.
    > View agenda You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this document. and minutes You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this document. from 1/30/03 meeting
    > View minutes You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this document. from 6/12/03 meeting
  • Neighborhood Meetings Parks went to neighborhood council and neighborhood plan stewardship meetings to provide updates and gather comments.
  • The Project Advisory Team (PAT) was part of the community oversight process.
    > Find out more about the PAT and view meeting agendas and minutes


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