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.

Hygiene Services

We have shower and restroom facilities available for Seattle Public School students and residents in need. Please see http://www.seattle.gov/homelessness for more information, times, and locations.

Pickleball Conversion Pilot

Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Planning and Development Division is leading a pilot project to implement lining of multiple tennis court sites for pickleball. The sites will be lined for shared use by both pickleball and tennis players. There will be 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 are potential courts recommended for pickleball:

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

Seattle Parks and Recreation will be gathering comments through Sept. 5, 2017. For questions or to comment on this pilot project please email pickleball@seattle.gov.