Magnuson Community Center Improvements

Updated: April 18, 2019

Spring 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended the April 1 meeting to learn about this new community center space and provide input on the three concept designs presented. Your feedback from the April meeting is informing the development of a new preferred schematic design that will be presented at a future meeting (likely in June).

This project will build out the south wing of Building 47 to allow greater programming capacity for Magnuson Community Center. It will also make accessibility improvements to the parking, entry and lobby of the community center.

During construction the contractor may need to close Magnuson Community Center for up to 6 months. Seattle Parks and Recreation and the contractor hired for the project will work to minimize impact to the neighborhood. 

Location

Magnuson Community Center (Magnuson Park Building 47), 7110 62nd Ave NE, 98115

Budget

Real Estate Excise Taxes provides $1.15 million; a King County Youth and Amateur Sports Grant provides $1 million, and Washington State Department of Commerce provides $500,000.  

Schedule

Planning and Design: Fall 2018 - Spring 2020
Bidding: Spring 2020
Construction: Summer 2020 - Fall 2021

Project Description

This project will build out the south wing of Building 47 to allow greater programming capacity for Magnuson Community Center. It will also make accessibility improvements to the parking, entry and lobby of the community center.

During construction the contractor may need to close Magnuson Community Center for up to 6 months. Seattle Parks and Recreation and the contractor hired for the project will work to minimize impact to the neighborhood. 

Community Participation

Public Meeting/Open House 4/1/2019

Project History

Dedicated in December 1941, Building 47, now the Magnuson Park Community Center, was used for exercise and training for enlisted navy personnel, including a 15-foot-deep pool to train flight crews for emergency water crashes.

Now that the community center is open to everyone. It serves as a gathering place for people to take part in recreational activities, exercise and learn.

In 2002-2003 renovations on the north side of the building were completed, however the south side of the building was sealed off. The roof was replaced in 2000 and a fall protection system was added in the 2002 renovation. Abatement work was completed after this to remove hazardous materials but this area of the building is still in various stages of disrepair.

This project will help to update this building so that it can continue to serve the Sand Point and the Seattle community.