Green Lake Community Center Redevelopment and Stabilization

Updated: August 4, 2020

Summer 2020

Help design the new Green Lake Community Center and Evans Pool

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to provide input on three site concepts and programming preferences for a new Green Lake Community Center and Pool. Please join the Online Open House between July 22 and August 20 at glcc.infocommunity.org.

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 an 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.

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

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

July 2020 Online Events