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Alki Community Center
Alki Community Center is currently being used primarily as a childcare location.
Ballard Community Center
Ballard Community Center blends well into the historic Ballard neighborhood, within walking distance of the Ballard Locks and the shops and restaurants on Market Street. Most people recognize the building from its large boat structure, which is part of the design of the children's play area in the front of the center. The lobby and reception area get excellent natural light in the daytime. Throughout the facility are many photos of the staff and community members who have frequented the center over the years.
Bitter Lake Community Center
Bitter Lake Community Center is situated on the edge of small lake and Bitter Lake Playfield in the northwest sector of Seattle. The neighborhood is ethnically diverse with large immigrant and senior populations.
Delridge Community Center
Built in 1992, Delridge Community Center opens up to a lush, green playfield in West Seattle's diverse north Delridge neighborhood, within walking distance of the West Seattle Golf Course and Camp Long. The lobby acts as a gathering space and entertainment room, with ample seating, a flat screen TV, as well as ping pong and foosball. Just opposite the lobby is the preschool room. The center also has a teen room, dance/multipurpose room, kitchen, fitness room, child care room and a full-sized gym with a basketball court and four shower rooms. Art installations created by teens and other artwork are visible both inside and outside the facility.
Garfield Community Center
Garfield Community Center is located on the Garfield Campus. The Campus offers tennis courts, Medgar Evers Swimming Pool, Garfield Teen Life Center, Garfield High School, baseball fields and landscaped lawn with lots of trees. In front of the main entrance there is a plaza with benches and a kid's play area with climbing equipment and swings next to our community garden
Green Lake Community Center
Green Lake Community Center is situated on the east side of Seattle's enormously popular Green Lake Park. The park is surrounded by a vibrant residential and business district, with a library, restaurants, coffee shops and shopping. The biggest attraction to the area is the lake itself, drawing thousands of people a day to jog, walk or wheel around the 2.8-mile path that encircles the body of water. Other popular activities include renting kayaks and other kinds of water craft, and playing in one of the many sports leagues that use the park.
Hiawatha Community Center
Hiawatha Community Center is temporarily closed as part of the city wide Community Center Stabilization Project. Built in 1911, Hiawatha is the oldest community center west of the Mississippi and the building and surroundings were designed by the famed Olmsted Brothers landscape architectural firm.
High Point Community Center
Located in West Seattle adjacent to the Walt Hundley Playfield and the High Point residential neighborhood, High Point Community Center has a great view of the neighborhood and downtown Seattle.
International District/Chinatown Community Center
The International District/Chinatown Community Center is located on the southern edge of Seattle's historic and ethnically diverse Chinatown International District. The center is next door to the International District/Chinatown Branch of the Seattle Public Library, near several prominent social service agencies, restaurants and other retail shops.
Jefferson Community Center
Jefferson Community Center is in the heart of Seattle's Beacon Hill neighborhood just minutes from downtown in the recently expanded and renovated Jefferson Park. This destination park boasts a large play area, spraypark, zip lines, tennis courts, skate park, cricket pitch, sportsfields, lawn bowling green, the oldest golf course in Seattle and a great ¾-mile walking path. Nearby is a fire station, Mercer Middle School and Seattle Parks and Recreation horticulture buildings.
Lake City Community Center
This community center is closed due to fire damage, and redevelopment plans are underway. Lake City Community Center is located in the heart of Lake City's commercial core, the community center forms a hub with the Lake City Library branch and Albert Davis Park.
Laurelhurst Community Center
Closed until Fall 2024 for an ADA Renovation Project. Located at the top of a steep hill in the midst of the Laurelhurst residential neighborhood, offering great views of Lake Washington and in close proximity to Children's Hospital, University Village, Magnuson Park and the University of Washington.
Loyal Heights Community Center
Loyal Heights Community Center is in the heart of the Loyal Heights neighborhood in northwest Seattle. Loyal Heights has a large green space and a small play area on the main part of the campus. Below the center to the south is a lighted synthetic athletic field that is used for baseball, football, lacrosse, soccer, flag football and large special events. Loyal Heights is near two elementary schools and one middle school.
Magnolia Community Center
This community center is temporarily closed for the stabilization project. Built in 1952, the multi-story center has classic charm and is connected to Catherine Blaine Elementary K-8 School. The community center and school was the first construction project that was jointly built by Seattle Parks and Recreation and Seattle Public Schools.
Magnuson Community Center
Magnuson Community Center is notable for its unique location inside Magnuson Park, a former U.S. naval air station that is now Seattle's second largest park at 350 acres. The park has more than 10 ballfields, nearly 40 acres of wetlands, a large play area, dog off-leash area, a swimming beach and boat launch on Lake Washington, historic district, and trails and roads connecting everything. To the south of the community center is Solid Ground Housing which serves more than 250 formerly homeless residents in permanent and transitional housing.
Meadowbrook Community Center
Meadowbrook Community Center is an oasis for recreation, serving a very diverse section of northeast Seattle, just south of the Lake City neighborhood. Meadowbrook Community Center and the adjacent Meadowbrook Pool are neighbors with Nathan Hale High School and Jane Addams Middle School.
Miller Community Center
Built in 1998, the two-story community center is set into a hill with the main entrance on the second floor, welcoming visitors with an attractive well-lit foyer. The second floor has a small seating area, a teen room, small meeting room and offices. The first floor is accessible by a staircase and an elevator and features a multipurpose room with a large commercial-grade kitchen, tot play room, offices and a full-size gym. Miller Community Center was originally housed in the Meany Middle School Annex.
Montlake Community Center
Montlake Community Center is closed for construction until Summer 2024 for the ADA Barrier Removal Project. The Center is centrally located in a quiet neighborhood on Portage Bay south of the University of Washington and State Route 520 and just west of the Washington Park Arboretum.
Northgate Community Center
Located across from Northgate Mall in one of Seattle's densest retail areas, Northgate Community Center provides a welcome respite from the noise and commotion of the surrounding neighborhood. The center shares a parking lot with the Northgate Library, which is located just to the north.
Queen Anne Community Center
On the top of Queen Anne Hill, Queen Anne Community Center is a hub of fun, learning, recreation and leisure for people of all ages. This is a place that fosters a true sense of community as many neighborhood residents are involved in the center as volunteers, coaches, instructors and participants. Built in 1950, the two-story facility consists of a gym, pottery room, teen room, preschool room, senior room, before- and after-school rooms, weight room, meeting rooms, office space, lobby area, locker rooms, and a small kitchen (upstairs) as well as a medium-sized kitchen (downstairs).
Rainier Beach Community Center
The community center and pool were remodeled in 2013. Certified as LEED Gold for its sustainable environmental design, the modern 46,500-square-foot building has one story and features natural lighting through its many windows. The reception/front desk area handles all community center and pool transactions. The outdoor space features metal benches and wood seats, permanent chess boards on some of the tables and a children's play area. On the south side of the building community groups use a public plaza to host public events throughout the year. Nearby are a library, South Shore School and a light rail station.
Rainier Community Center
Built in 1996, the building is the second largest community center in the state, and includes two full-sized gyms, a large lobby, multipurpose room with commercial grade kitchen, a fitness room and a number of smaller rooms that are used for meetings, classes and programs. The east wall of that lobby has distinctive artwork created by artist Marita Dingus and youth from the center.
Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center
Though small in size, Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center is as busy and well attended as any center in the city. Ravenna-Eckstein is located north of the University District, and east of Green Lake, half a block from NE 65th St., where there are several restaurants, fitness studios, Third Place Book Store and the Ida Culver retirement home.
South Park Community Center
South Park Community Center is closed until early 2026 for Stablization Project, with programs moving to Concord Elementary School's gym and cafeteria.Built in the late 1980s, the facility is a modern adobe-style building with a vaulted ceiling in the lobby and several large windows that look out onto a medium-sized playfield.
Van Asselt Community Center
Van Asselt Community Center boasts a diverse youth/teen population and programming that serves an ethnically diverse community, from preschool-aged children to seniors. The center is situated at the edge of the New Holly neighborhood, which primarily consists of housing, but also includes a branch of Seattle Public Library, satellite campus of South Seattle Community College, and other community buildings.
Yesler Community Center
Yesler Community Center, located in the heat of the Yesler Terrace housing neighborhood, serves people from a multitude of world cultures, including a number of different East African communities. In the near future, potential customers will include residents of new apartments being developed nearby by Vulcan Properties. The community center also draws participants from the First Hill neighborhood to the north, which includes Harborview Hospital, and downtown Seattle, located west and down the hill from the center.

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