Teen Programs

About Teen Programs

We have a variety of great teen programs including technology training, free wifi and computer access, jobs, service learning volunteer opportunities, hikes, trips, sports, and more! Check out our offerings below.

Teen Support Hubs

Teen Life Centers will be open for teens during the hours below to support academic success and enrichment opportunities.  These hours are based on projected staffing levels.  If we are unable to hire enough staff hours may be modified. Check the Parkways blog for the latest information.     

   Hours of Operation  
Garfield Teen Life Center  Monday-Thursday 2:30pm-8:00pm; Friday 3pm-12am; Saturday 7pm-12am 
Southwest Teen Life Center   Tuesday-Thursday 3pm-8pm; Friday 3pm-12am; Saturday 7pm-12am 
Meadowbrook Teen Life Center  Tuesday-Thursday 3pm-8pm; Friday 3pm-12am; Saturday 7pm-12am 

Apply for Jobs!

Seattle Parks and Recreation has programs that pay their participants throughout the year. For some programs, service hours are also available. The number of positions is dependent on grant funding for many of these programs. Each program has a different scope, schedule, and requirements. Please use the contact information within each program description for any questions. All programs are inclusive! See more on our jobs page.

Service Learning

Seattle Parks and Recreation has a wide range of service-learning and community service opportunities in your neighborhoods. Please consult your counselor or teacher at your school to find what the requirements are for your respective school and have the project approved. Youth are responsible for supplying the appropriate paperwork to document service-learning and community service hours.

Teen Life Centers and Late Night Programs

Seattle Parks and Recreation has three Teen Life Centers that offer a wide array of programming to Seattle area youth including: special events, Late Night, computer labs, recording studios, cooking classes and much more. Late Night programs are for ages 13 - 19 only.

COVID business hours for Teen Life Centers 

Garfield Teen Life Center

Phone: (206) 684-4550
Address: 428 23rd Ave, 98122
Garfield Teen Life Facebook 

Mon-Thurs: 3:30pm-8pm
Fri: 3:30pm - 10pm (Late Night 6pm-10pm)
Sat: Due to Covid Late Night is Closed until further notice
Saturday/Sunday: Closed
  

Meadowbrook Teen Life Center

Phone: (206) 684-7523
Address:
10750 30th Ave NE, 98125
Meadowbrook Teen Life Facebook

Tue, Thurs: 3pm - 8pm
Wed: 2:30pm - 8pm
Fri: 3pm - 10pm  (Late Night program 6pm - 10pm)
Sat: Due to Covid Late Night is Closed until further notice. (scheduled to re-open with modified hours soon)
Sunday/Monday: Closed

Southwest Teen Life Center

Phone: (206) 684-7438
Address: 2801 SW Thistle St, 98126
(enter on south side of building)|
Southwest Teen Life Center Facebook 

Tues-Thursday: 2:30p - 8pm
Fri: 2:30p - 12a (Late Night program 7p-12a)
Sat: 6pm - 10pm (Late Night only)
Sunday/Monday: Closed

Late Night Programs

It is highly encouraged to call ahead to ensure that the Late Night Program is open prior to showing up. Participant E-13 form is required. Proof of Vaccination or Negative Covid Test within 72 hours is required prior to entry. Masks must be worn at all times!

Late Night is a safe and supportive environment for teens ages 13-19. This recreation based program is held on Fridays and Saturday evenings from 7 p.m.-12 a.m. with a focus on positive teen interactions and engagement where all teens are welcomed. The Late Night Program is aligned and supportive of the city’s Race and Social Equity framework, including education and employment readiness programs. Come to your local Late Night and explore more of what we have to offer! Download the Late Night Program History document for background information about this program.

See section above for Garfield, Meadowbrook and Southwest Teen Life Center info.

Bitter Lake Community Center
13035 Linden Ave N
Seattle, WA 98133
(206) 684-7524
Fri & Sat: 6-11pm

High Point Community Center
6920 34th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98126
(206) 684-7422
Late Night Program closed until further notice. Please call during normal business hours for updates

Rainier Beach Community Center
8825 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 386-1925
Fridays: 7p-12a
Late Night Program closed until further notice. Please call during normal business hours for updates.

Rainier Community Center
4600 38th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 386-1212
Late Night Program closed until further notice. Please call during normal business hours for updates.

South Park Community Center
8319 8th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 684-7451
Currently Fridays 6p-10pm but in late Fall 2021, will close long term for site redevelopment.

Van Asselt Community Center
2820 S Myrtle St
Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 386-1921
Late Night Program closed until further notice. Please call during normal business hours for updates.