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Rainier Beach Community Center and Pool
Rainier Beach Community Center and Pool is closed. A new community center and pool will be rebuilt at the same location, funded by revenues from General Obligation Bonds and real estate excise taxes and scheduled to open in fall of 2013.
For information about Rainier Beach Community Center activities after the closure, please call 206-684-4075.
Construction is ongoing. Demolition of the old building is complete. Work continues on installation of the new gym, pools and activity spaces. The facility is closed until fall 2013. The facility is closed until fall 2013.
Seattle Parks Rainier Beach Community Center & Pool Partnership: Parks Superintendent, Deputy Superintendent and staff met with the Mayor’s office earlier this week to finalize recommendations for partnerships opportunities at Rainier Beach Community Center and Pool. Ten organizations responded to a Request for Interest in April 2012.
Submittals were reviewed by an advisory committee made up of representatives from the community, Parks, Associated Recreation Council and Councilmember Bagshaw’s office. As a result of this process, Parks will be partnering with eight community groups; enhancing and expanding on services already provided. Parks is very excited about this new partnership model and welcomes our new community partners.
The partner organizations allow Parks to meet many of the Goals and Priorities outlined in the Rainier Beach Neighborhood Plan Update that the community, Department of Neighborhoods and Department of Planning and Development have been working on over the last two years.
Parks awarded the contract to CE&C out of Tacoma, WA. CE&C also had the highest percentage for potential Women and Minority Business Enterprise (WMBE) participation.
The new 46,479 sq.ft. building will house the new community center and indoor pool which includes a spraypark. In addition, the community center will include a gym, fitness room, childcare, kitchen, multipurpose room, teen area, game room, computer room, meeting room, arts/crafts room and party room for pool rentals.
On the exterior there will be parking and a play area adjacent to the childcare.
A final meeting for the Rainier Beach Community Center and Pool was held on June 15, 2010. Seattle artists Roy McMakin and Jeffry Mitchell, who will create artwork for the building, made a presentation and answered community concerns and questions.
8825 Rainier Ave S, Seattle WA 98118
$25 Million for total project budget which
includes planning, design and construction for a new RBCC facility.
$5 million is a combination of General
Obligation Bonds, REET I and REET II.
Planning: Spring 2009 - Fall 2010
Design: Spring 2009 - Winter 2010/11
Construction: Summer 2011 - Fall 2013
Completion: Late fall 2013
This project was developed by Parks in response to the Seattle School District's decision to construct a new South Shore K - 8 School, since the school shared the building with the existing community center and pool.
The new Community Center and pool facility will provide the public with improved and updated recreational opportunities and will complement the two new schools constructed on the site.
During the design process Parks worked with the community to develop the best plan for the community. Three public meetings were held to gather input from the neighborhood and two final design meetings. Additionally, Parks worked with the design team and arranged for meetings with an array of constituencies in the neighborhood to gather input and answer questions. These included:
Valuable information gathered from these meetings was incorporated into the design. Locating the gym and the multipurpose room next to each other and the kitchen will allow for large community gatherings. The design also incorporated the gym opening onto the north plaza for additional room and enjoyment in the sunny weather.
A Project Advisory Team (PAT) listed below was assembled in the beginning of September 2009.
F. Sam Gaytan
| Yvette Moy
Jibril Anwar Hassen
PAT Meeting #1 09/08/09
Public Meeting #1 06/09/09
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Watch this space for early fall opening celebration date.
Construction Project Manager
800 Maynard Ave S
Seattle, WA 98134
Opening Event Contact
Brian M. Judd
Sr. Recreation Program Coordinator
Southeast Community Centers
Design Commission Presentation 05/06/10
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