Green Lake Community Center Redevelopment and Stabilization

Updated: March 18, 2021

Spring 2021

In parallel with the stabilization project listed below, Seattle Parks and Recreation is in the final phase of planning for the replacement of the center and pool.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the conceptual design review Online Open House November 16 - December 4, 2020. The Online Open House provided an opportunity for the community to review the overall site plan, the building layout, and conceptual renderings of what the building and activity spaces may look like in the facility. Visiting the Online Open House, and providing your feedback was especially helpful to the design team, Miller Hull, for what activities/amenities you would like to see in the center and pool.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the first and second Online Open Houses and Online Public Meetings for the future Green Lake Community Center and Pool. We appreciate the participation and value your input. Along with technical considerations, the public input from the online open house helped the project team identify which site option and amenities to advance in the design process.

Schedule: New Community Center and Pool

Site Analysis and Predesign: March - September 2020
Design and Permitting:  TBD
Bidding: TBD
Construction: TBD


New Community Center and Pool: $1,000,000 to undertake the site analysis and begin design work provided by the Real Estate Excise Taxes. The remaining dollars to complete the design and construct the new center and pool have not yet been identified.  

Green Lake Community Center Stabilization Work

Until the center and pool are redeveloped Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is working to maintain the current facility and keep it open and available to serve the community. In 2019, SPR completed repairs which included a crucial roof repair, building electrical improvements, gym floor leveling and refinishing and replacement of the pool pump. The next stabilization project is to replace the boilers and the air handling system. This project is underway. The Green Lake Mechanical project replaces two key systems at the Community Center, "wet side" boilers and associated equipment in the boiler room and "dry side" roof mounted mechanical units proving fresh air and ventilation to the locker rooms, offices, and bathrooms at the community center. The boilers were still in production during COVID and were available within a few months, the air side equipment was not available until March.

The boilers were delivered to the site January 19, old equipment was removed and new equipment installed in our very small space. Pipe fitters then went to work welding all the connecting pipe and testing it, the electricians are currently wrapping up their wiring work. We will have hot water to all systems the week of March 22.

Air side equipment has arrived at the contractor's yard this week (March 17) and SPR is working with the contractor to coordinate the removal of the old units and installation of the new systems. A crane will need to take a portion of the Green Lake parking lot, to lift equipment into place. SPR is coordinating this work with the shower program to minimize public impacts as weather improves.

Weather permitting, we should be substantially complete by the end of April 2021.

The facility has been providing shower access to the homeless, Seattle Parks coordinated with SPU to stand up shower trailers outside the Community Center for five months, we have recently brought the shower program back inside using temporary systems until our new equipment is all on line. SPU, Uplift Northwest, and the Parks Aquatics Team led by Donna Sammons have done an amazing job of coordinating and ensuring continuity of the shower program.

Schedule - Community Center Stabilization

Center Closed: 2019 - 2021 (intermittently)


Stabilization Projects: $750,000 from the Seattle Park District

Community Participation

Community Engagement Online Public Involvement Events

#1 May 2020 Online Open House and Online Meeting

May 2020 Green Lake Community Center and Evans Pool Online Open House and Live Presentation Summary

#2 July/August 2020 Online Events

July/August Green Lake Community Center and Evans Pool Online Open House and Live Presentation Summary

#3 November/December 2020 Online Open House

November/December Green Lake Community Center and Evans Pool Online Open House and Live Presentation Summary