Magnuson Community Center Improvements

Updated: September 12, 2019

Summer/Fall 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended the April public meeting and August 16 Open House. Over 30 people attended the August open house including both residents and neighbors of the park. Seattle Parks and Recreation staff and the design team, Buffalo Design, presented the proposed design including the size, layout, and location of spaces such as the kitchen, office, all gender-neutral restrooms, and activity spaces. We gathered input on building finishing's, answered questions, and guided participants through a fun feedback activity. We are in the planning and design phase through late 2020 and anticipate construction to be complete in 2021. Presentation boards and notes from the August open house are located below.

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: Summer 2020
Construction: Fall 2020 - Spring 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

Public Meeting/Open House 8/16/2019

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.