Ballard Community Center

Summer 2024 - through August 31
9am - 8pm
Sat: 9am - 5pm
Sun: 9am - 2pm

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Ballard Community Center


  • Meeting Rooms
  • After School Programs
  • Before School Programs
  • Basketball Court
  • Art Studio
  • Playground
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Special Populations Programs
  • Indoor Toddler Playtime
  • Preschool
  • Childcare
  • Drop in Programs
  • Wifi
  • Lifelong Recreation


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.

Constructed in the late 1980s, the community center has a play area in the front of the building and ballfields in the back. The center also has two outdoor ping pong tables and a garden. The community center features a very active pottery studio that caters to people of all ages and abilities and a tot room that is available to the public whenever the building is open.

Seattle Preschool Program

The City of Seattle's award-winning preschool program is available at this community center to all three- and four-year-olds living in Seattle, with free or affordable tuition and high-quality learning environments that promote kindergarten readiness.Inquire at this location or visit the Seattle Preschool Program web page.

Parks and Recreation

AP Diaz, Superintendent
Mailing Address: 100 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109
Phone: (206) 684-4075
Fax: (206) 615-1813

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