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Magnuson Community Center


Information: (206) 684-7026
Address: 7110 62nd Ave NE, 98115 (Map It)
The Brig, 6344 NE 74th St, 98115 (Map It)
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Magnuson Community Center


Monday - Thursday 4:30-9 p.m.
Friday 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday Closed

Holiday Closures

Friday, Dec 25, 2015 Christmas Day
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Magnuson Community Center

Magnuson Community Center, originally known as Building 47 or the "recreation building," was designed for training, recreation, and entertainment by base personnel. It was under construction when the United States entered World War II in 1941. Within its walls you would have found a swimming pool for practicing survival techniques, a gymnasium, handball courts, a weight training room, locker rooms, a bowling alley, and a library. In the years following the war, both the naval base and the recreation center underwent many changes. By the time the base was transferred to the City of Seattle, it needed a lot of maintenance. In early 2003, the building underwent significant renovations to the auditorium, gymnasium and ancillary spaces, opening up new facilities to northeast Seattle.

The Brig at Warren G. Magnuson Park

The Brig was designed as a jail for holding military prisoners from throughout the region. It was also the last building constructed on the base in 1988. It has enjoyed hosting Hollywood, serving as a set for scenes for several episodes of the "X-Files." In 2003, this building also underwent renovations that included installation of wood floors for indoor recreation, opening up a lobby area (which also links to an adjacent community garden), and an improved heating and ventilation system.

Associated Recreation Council

ARCThe Associated Recreation Council enriches Magnuson Community Center by providing recreation and lifelong learning programs, classes, and activities for all ages. Visit the center to learn how to join the Magnuson Community Center Advisory Council and support this good work!

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Updated September 28, 2015


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Racquetball, Handball
and Wallyball
Call 206-684-7026 to make reservations up to 1 week in advance. Racquetball Court

Two courts available.
$8 per hour for racquetball and $12 per hour for wallyball for courts and equipment,
Drop-in or reserve a court.

Recreation Center
  • Auditorium (560 seats)
  • Gymnasium
  • Racquetball Court
  • Meeting Room
The Brig
  • Large Activity Spaces
  • Meeting Room
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