Construction begins at Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center to improve accessibility

Seattle Parks and Recreation(SPR) is improving public and staff access at many facilities throughout the park system. The improvements are based on Federal, State, and Local requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The most recent project is beginning at Ravenna-Eckstein. SPR awarded the construction contract for the improvements at Ravenna-Eckstein to WS Contractors and they began work in late September. The work includes accessible parking improvements, upgrades to the bathrooms, kitchen, multipurpose room as well as site paving around the community center, play area, park, and garden. The outside work on paths and parking is weather dependent and we will work with the contractor to complete the work in an efficient manner.  We are prioritizing the outside work and will re-open the exterior area when complete.

Seattle Parks and Recreation is working with the contractor to minimize the impact of construction, however, as of October 9, the larger play area to the west of the community center and the west entrance to the community center be closed for safety reasons. The project will be completed by the end of 2017.  Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during construction.

Community Development Block Grant, a federal program combined with dollars from the Seattle Park District funds these essential upgrades.  The Seattle Park District, approved by Seattle voters in 2014, provides more than $47 million a year in long-term funding to SPR for maintenance of parklands and facilities, operation of community centers and recreation programs, and development of new neighborhood parks on previously acquired sites.

To learn more about the project please visit https://www.seattle.gov/parks/find/centers/ravenna-eckstein-community-center or contact Kent Scott, Seattle Parks and Recreation, at kent.scott@seattle.gov or 206-386-4388.