Hiawatha Community Center Stabilization

Updated: October 12, 2017

Hiawatha Community Center Stabilization Work

Hiawatha Community Center was identified in the 2016 Community Center Strategic plan for a major maintenance project focused on extending the life of the facility and increasing programming potential. A preliminary scope of the project is outlined below.  The final scope is expected to be refined throughout the design process based on more information about cost and needs.  Seattle Parks and Recreation planning staff are meeting with the community center Advisory Council to review the scope and schedule.

Internal Improvements

  • Electrical repairs
  • Remodel lobby space
  • Kitchen improvements
  • Curtain/divider in gym
  • Water service and sewer pipe replacements
  • Basement and stairwell drain improvements
  • Furnace and water heater repairs
  • Flooring replacement in multipurpose room and teen rooms

Exterior Improvements

  • Exterior repair, including replacing several windows
  • Roof replacement


While we expect this work to close the center for a short time, a priority of the project will be to minimize the impact to programming.  We will post the construction schedule at the community center at least one month ahead of time.

Planning: Spring - Winter 2017

Design: Winter 2017 - Spring 2019

Construction to take place at some point between Summer 2019 and Spring 2020