Amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Meeting Rooms
  • View
  • Fireplace
  • Playground
  • Art Studio
  • Wifi
  • Preschool
  • Indoor Toddler Playtime
  • After School Programs
  • Special Populations Programs
  • Lifelong Recreation
  • Drop in Programs

About

Laurelhurst Community Center is 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. The setting for the community center is the beautiful Laurelhurst Park, which includes a large play area, baseball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts and walking path around the park.

The original "fieldhouse" was competed in 1935. A 2006 renovation includes a 4,150-square-foot addition on the west side of the building featuring a modern interior with vaulted ceilings, lots of exterior windows and natural wood. The lobby includes the front desk, piano and sitting area. Off of the lobby is Fireside Room with plenty of seating and an adjacent commercial quality kitchen, large exterior window and a cozy fireplace. The multipurpose room faces west with a peek-a-boo view of Lake Washington and the University of Washington. Downstairs are restrooms, a quaint pottery room and kiln room.

Laurelhurst offers many toddler and pre-school age programs as well as one of the largest youth basketball programs in the city. The community center has organized the annual Salmon Bake for over 50 years to the community, attracting more than 600 people to enjoy a delicious dinner, live entertainment and a kids carnival. Laurelhurst Elementary School Gym serves as an annex to the main community center and is located at 4530 47th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105. The annex can be reached at (206) 684-7531. 

2017 Kids Showtime Summer Series

All Shows begin at 11:00am
$5 per family (up to 4, $2 per additional guest)
Shows will be outdoors weather permitting, don't forget a picnic blanket!
Download the poster

July 5
Xakary the Magician
Enjoy Seattle's funniest and most kid-friendly magician! Xakary recently appeared on America's Got Talent being the only Pac NW Magician to ever be voted through by the judges! Come experience his magic, wonder and amazement!

July 12
The Reptile Man is Back!
Snakes, turtles, iguanas OH MY! What a fun hands on experience to see and learn about live reptiles! Scott Petersen will bring his impressive line up of reptiles for you to see, hear and even touch!

August 2
Bubble Man
See bubbles as big as cars or the millions of bubbles made with special recycled contraptions like fly swatters, tennis racquets and six pack rings! A little music . . . a little magic . . . and a whole lot of bubbles makes the Bubble Man an unforgettable and "memorabubble" experience!

August 16
Charles the Clown!
Charles' clown show has dazzled thousands of audiences with his award-winning routines and his comedy magic shows. Join us for magic tricks, puppets, balloon comedy, balloon animals and audience participation. Best bet in the Seattle Child's 150+ birthday party picks for kids!

Rent Our Center

The Laurelhurst Community Center is conveniently located near the University District, just minutes from downtown Seattle. The center boasts beautiful hilltop views of Lake Washington and the surrounding neighborhood. A large, attractive park with a playground, tennis courts and open field space for outdoor receptions surrounds the center. The 2006 community center remodel included a 4,150 square foot addition. The historic building, built in 1935, was renovated to maintain its old world charm but now includes modern updates throughout. Download our brochure for more information.