Green Lake Community Center Redevelopment and Stabilization

Updated: June 16, 2020

Summer 2020

Future Green Lake Community Center and Pool

In parallel with the stabilization project listed below, Seattle Parks and Recreation is beginning the design process for the new center and pool. The first step was to work with the Green Lake Advisory Council and the community to determine the best site for the new facility. In May 2020 SPR hosted a informative online Open House and online live meeting to explain the project and gather community input on the best location for the new center and pool. 6,662 individuals visited the online open house; 4,167 individuals completed a survey, including 3,268 responses to the site selection and priorities survey.

Seventy-five percent (75%) of survey participants selected the current location as their preferred option for the new community center. Of the six options, participants disliked Lower Woodland Tennis Courts the most. When evaluating reasons to select a site, survey respondents identified the following as their top priorities:

  • Access to parking and drop-off (61%)
  • Pedestrian access/walkability (59%)
  • Access to transit (46%)

Additional summary information and the presentation can be viewed below.

Our next step is to gather input on possible site options at the current location and then engage the community in the building design.

Watch this site and participate in the next step!

  • Online open house July 22-August 20
  • Live online public meeting July 29 at 12 p.m.

Schedule: New Community Center and Pool

Site Analysis and Predesign: March - September 2020
Design and Permitting:  2020 - 2023
Bidding: 2023 - 2024
Construction: 2024 - 2026 

Budget

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. The next stabilization project is to replace the boilers and the air handling system. This project is moving forward in 2020 and will require a 6-month closure.

SPR completed some repairs at Green Lake Community Center and Pool which included a crucial roof repair, building electrical improvements, gym floor leveling and refinishing and replacement of the pool pump.

Schedule: Community Center Stabilization - 2020

Center to be Closed: for six months

Budget

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

Community Participation

Redevelopment - Online Public Involvement Events

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

Online Open House
May 5 - 22, 2020
https://glcc.infocommunity.org/

Online Live Presentation
Wednesday May 13, 2020
View the presentation: https://youtu.be/BBMzizSWWZQ

Online Events Poster