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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
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Mon - Thurs 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Holiday Closures

Thursday, Jan 1 New Years Day
Monday, Jan 19 MLK Day
Monday, Feb 16 Presidents' Day
Monday, May 25 Memorial Day
Friday, Jul 3 Independence Day
Monday, Sep 7 Labor Day
Wednesday, Nov 11 Veteran's Day (observed)
Thursday, Nov 26 Thanksgiving Day
Friday, Nov 27 Day After Thanksgiving
Friday, Dec 25 Christmas Day
Friday, Jan 1, 2016 New Years Day


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 November 13, 2014


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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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