Amenities

  • Gym
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Art Studio
  • Wifi
  • Preschool
  • Indoor Toddler Playtime
  • Drop in Programs
  • Lifelong Recreation

About

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.

Built in 1928, the community center features a gym (and stage), an upstairs tot room, and numerous other rooms of varying size on two floors. In 1955, the City of Seattle added Evans Swimming Pool to the structure. The gym and outdoor basketball courts have seen many of the Seattle's greatest players throughout the years. The center is surrounded on one side by a guarded swimming beach (summer only), basketball courts, athletic fields, a large play area, and tennis courts.

Ping pong and basketball are among the most popular programs here, but the center also offers fitness classes, dodge ball, preschool, summer camps, tai chi, pottery and much more.

Future Project

Green Lake Community Center Stabilization

Hygiene Services

We have shower and restroom facilities available for Seattle Public School students and residents in need. Please visit this page for times and locations.

Pickleball Conversion Pilot

Seattle Parks and Recreation's Planning and Development Division lead a pilot project to implement lining of multiple tennis court sites for pickleball. The sites were lined for shared use by both pickleball and tennis players. There were no changes made to the tennis nets. The tennis court sites were selected based on demand for more pickleball and the following feasibility criteria: accessibility, current court use, existing court conditions, and equitable distribution.

The following courts were lined for pickleball:

  • Delridge Community Center in southwest district 
  • Walt Hundley Playfield in southeast district
  • Discovery Park Court in central-west district
  • Georgetown Playfield in south-central district 
  • Green Lake Park in central-north district  
  • Miller Community Center in central-east district 
  • Soundview Playfield in northwest district
  • South Park Community Center in southwest district

View the Pickleball Pilot Study Report here.