The Camp Long Environmental Learning Center main lodge will close for renovations in January 2010. The Environmental Learning Center is located at 5200 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126.
The Parks and Green Spaces Levy provides $1 million in funding for improvements and upgrades to this building. The renovation will make improvements to the building’s mechanical systems and lower level teaching and learning spaces. These upgrades will help the lodge maintain and improve its stature as a distinctive community gathering place that facilitates environmental education and recreational activities.
The park, the shelters, fire ring and cabins will be open during renovation. Reservations for these amenities in 2010 may be made by calling 684-7434 after 8 a.m. on January 12. Leave a message at that number, and your reservation will be made in the order they were received.
In addition, programs sponsored by the Camp Long Advisory Council will continue to be offered. Check the website for a current list of courses and our quarterly brochure. http://www.seattle.gov/PARKS/Environment/camplong.htm
Camp Long was created for the purpose of bringing people closer to nature and providing safe and enjoyable outdoor camping and climbing experiences. In 1941 the Works Progress Administration (WPA) completed the distinctive cobblestone lodge at the Camp Long. The lodge renovations will allow Camp Long Environmental Learning Center to continue its mission.
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