Thanks to funding from the Seattle Park District, we’ve added a Night Maintenance Team, which works on a variety of repairs, upgrades, and other preventive maintenance to better preserve our facilities. And because this team works at night, facilities such as our pools and community centers don’t have to be closed, and people can use them during the day!
The Night Maintenance Team, which consists of skilled craft members including plumbers, painters, carpenters and electricians, is assigned to a different facility for a multi-week period and focuses on all kinds of electrical, irrigation, plumbing, painting, and installation projects, to name a few. In addition to working on projects at playfields, tennis courts, pools, and other facilities, the team has been busy making our community centers look great, while improving their function, efficiency, and safety.
Alki Community Center
Dramatic improvements were made to Alki Community Center and include painting in all rooms facility-wide; restroom upgrades including new partitions, flush valves, and faucets; and repairing water damage to the ceiling.
Miller Community Center
Staff spent three weeks at Miller Community Center working on a variety of repairs and upgrades, including painting the gymnasium and multi-purpose room, replacing ceiling tiles and a faulty ballast in the lobby, replacing damaged emergency exit signs and broken lighting, installing new flushometers and commode seats in the bathrooms, and repairing a faulty heating control valve.
Montlake Communtiy Center
The team repainted the entire gymnasium and multi-purpose room, repaired damaged blinds, installed new doorstops, replaced emergency lighting and motion sensors, repaired plumbing, cleaned all light fixtures and reflectors, and replaced two toilets.
International District/Chinatown Community Center
The team replaced emergency lights in the gymnasium, replaced exit signs, installed new safety cages around fixtures, installed a new folding wall partition, repaired dozens of wall dents and holes, sanded and varnished windowsills, and painted in several locations throughout the facility.
Van Asselt Community Center
The Night Maintenance Team installed new shelving, painted the child care room and staff office, repaired mirrors and divider walls in restrooms, upgraded lighting to LED, replaced emergency exit signs, and more.
Yesler Community Center
Work done at Yesler Community Center included repairs to wall heaters, blinds, gymnasium mats, holes in walls, kitchen cabinets, and restroom dispensers; painting the facility interior; re-lamping the entire gymnasium and spot re-lamping the rest of the facility; replacing emergency lighting; clearing slow-running drains and traps throughout the facility; replacing restroom urinals and flushometer valves; assembling a Ping-Pong table, and more.